NEW DELHI: Government of India is in the process of filling Rs 4.75 lakh vacant posts soon.
This was disclosed by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
During the year 2019-20, three recruiting agencies namely, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have made recommendations for recruitment to the posts including UPSC 4,399 ; SSC 13,995 and RRB 1,16,391, thus a total of 1,34,785. In addition to this, Department of Posts and Ministry of Defence have commenced the process for filling up of additional 3,41,907 vacant posts, the reply stated.
The Minister, in his reply, also informed that 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. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc. for filling up of such vacancies in a timely manner.
Recently, in January 2020, all Ministries/Departments of Central Government have been requested to take time bound action to fill the existing vacancies in respective Ministries/ Departments and their attached/ subordinate offices.
In reply to another question, Dr Jitendra Singh stated that, as per extant instructions, upto a maximum of 5 per cent of direct recruitment vacancies arising in a year in Group ‘C’ posts can be filled up by compassionate appointment. There is no fixed quota of posts to be filled up annually on compassionate grounds, as compassionate appointments are to be made by the administrative Ministries/ Departments as per the general policy guidelines laid by DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training) subject to availability of vacancies, number of applicants seeking compassionate appointment, etc.