The government is clearing the decks for filling up more than 4,75,000 government vacancies, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
In a written reply to a query, the Minister informed that during 2019-20, three recruiting agencies namely, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have made recommendations for recruitment to a total of 1,34,785 posts.
'All Ministries have been advised to take advance action for reporting vacancy position'
Giving the break up of these vacancies, the Minister's reply stated that 4,399 vacancies in the UPSC, 13,995 vacancies in the SSC and 1,16,391 vacancies in the RRBs will be filled up.
Besides, the SSC, RRBs, Department of Posts and Ministry of Defence have commenced the process for filling up of additional 3,41,907 vacant posts.
"All Ministries/Departments of Government of India have been advised to take advance action for reporting vacancy position with respect to direct recruitment (DR) posts to the concerned recruitment agencies i.e. the UPSC and SSC, etc. for filling up of such vacancies in a timely manner.
"In January 2020, all Ministries/Departments of Central Government have been requested to take time-bound action to fill the existing vacancies in the respective Ministries/Departments and their attached/subordinate offices," said the Minister's reply
The second phase of the Budget session of Parliament began on March 2 and will conclude on April 3. Parliament's Budget session began on January 11 and was adjourned on February 11.