New Delhi: Employment remains a major issue in world’s second populous country. In India, youngsters can be seen fighting for the jobs, while government at the Centre always remains on the opposition’s target over unemployment issue in the country. As for past few years unemployment rate has surged in India, lakhs of youths are struggling on the streets for recruitment, that too when there are more than 8.72 lakh vacancies in Central government departments.
Instead of filling these posts, the government just keeps on presenting these figures. On Thursday, informing the house about the vacant posts in the central government, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that as of March 1, 2020, there were over 8.72 lakh vacant posts in central government, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. As many as 9,10,153 vacancies existed as on March 1, 2019 and 6,83,823 as on March 1, 2018, according to a written reply given by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.
There were 8,72,243 vacant posts in central government departments as on March 1, 2020, the reply said.
In his written reply to a question, the Union Minister said, “as on March 1, 2019, there were 9,10,100 to 353 vacancies as on March 1, 202,018, there were 3823 vacancies. As of March 1, 2021,72,243 boys central government departments. There are 2,65,000 termination agencies railway recruitment board RRB, the staff selection commission SSC and union Public service commission (UPSC) during 2018-19 and 2020-21.”
Notably, three major recruiting agencies – Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have carried out 2,65,468 recruitment during 2018-19 and 2020-21, it further said.