Near 7 lakh central government jobs vacant; SSC recruitment in progress for 1 lakh positions

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There were seven lakh vacant posts in numerous central government departments as on March 1 final year, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Of the sum total of 6,83, 823 vacant articles, a total of 5,74,289 are at Group C, 89,638 in Group B and 19,896 in Group A category, according to March 1, 2018, based on a statistics supplied in a written response by Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh.

Based on the deductions reported from the consumer sections, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has started recruitment process to fillup 1,05,338 posts through the entire calendar year 2019-2020, ” he said.

Throughout 2017-18, centralised employment alarms (CENs) for 1,27,573 mixed deductions of varied Group C and also Level 1 posts were advised by the ministry of railways and railway recruitment boards (RRBs), to get new and future deductions to emerge during just two years time, Singh stated.

The following five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group C and Level-1 posts were also issued in 201819, ” the ministry said.

The department of articles also have conducted examination and advised to fulfill up 19,522 vacancies, apart from individuals to be filled up through SSC, at various ranges, ” he said.

“Therefore, recruitment procedure to fillup 4,08,591 deductions from the SSC, RRBs and department of posts, is in progress,” Singh explained.

To minimize the recruiting cycle, recruiting agencies have switched up to computer-based on the web exam, interview for non-gazetted articles was stopped with effect from January 1, 20-16 and provisional appointment is being made pending verification of antecedents of their candidates,” he explained.

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There were seven lakh empty posts in different central government departments according to March 1 last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Of the sum total of 6,83, 823 vacant articles, an overall total of 5,74,289 come in Group C, 89,638 in Group B and 19,896 at Group A category, as on March 1, 2018, in accordance with a statistics given in a written response by Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh.

Predicated on the vacancies reported by the consumer sections, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has started recruitment process to fillup 1,05,338 posts through the entire year 2019-2020, ” he said.

During 2017-18, centralised employment alarms (CENs) to get 1,27,573 mixed deductions of various Team C and also Level-1 articles were notified by the ministry of railways and railway recruitment boards (RRBs), for new and future deductions to appear in 2 years time, Singh stated.

The following five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Team C along with Level 1 posts were issued in 2018 19, ” the minister said.

The department of posts also have conducted examination and notified to fill 19,522 vacancies, apart from individuals to be stuffed through SSC, at various grades, he said.

“Thus, recruitment process to fillup 4,08,591 deductions from the SSC, RRBs and department of articles, is happening,” Singh said.

To lessen the recruitment cycle, recruiting agencies have switched to computer-based online evaluation, interview to get non-gazetted posts has been discontinued with effect from January 1, 20-16 and provisional consultation has been made pending verification of antecedents of their candidates,” he explained.

In a second reply, the ministry said there were backlog reserved vacancies for scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs) and other backward classes (OBCs).

The Personnel Ministry tracks the progress in replenishing of backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs with ten ministries and branches, with significantly more than 90 percent of the employees in central government.

Out of those ten ministries and divisions, six have informed that as on December 31, 2017, out of 13,968 backlog vacancies for SCs, 11,040 backlog vacancies for STs and 20,044 backlog deductions for OBCs, 6,186 backlog Regulations for SCs, 4,137 backlog Regulations for STs and 9,185 backlog deductions for OBCs were stuffed, the ministry said.

According to January 1, 2018,” 7,782 backlog vacancies for SCs, 6,903 backlog Regulations for STs and 10,859 backlog deductions for OBCs remained unfilled, he said.

“Apart from the above six, three more ministries/departments have informed that according to December 31, 2018, outside of 9,624 backlog vacancies for SCs, 8,659 backlog exemptions for STs and 7,293 backlog exemptions for OBCs, 7,911 backlog Regulations for SCs, 6,129 backlog Regulations for STs and also 5,520 backlog vacancies for OBCs were stuffed,” Singh said.

According to January 1, 2019, 1,713 backlog deductions for SCs, 2,530 backlog vacancies for STs and 1,773 backlog deductions for OBCs remained unfilled, ” the minister said.

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