Over 9 lakh vacant posts in govt, 2.93 lakh in railways: Centre

NEW DELHI, 29 Mar: Over 9.79 lakh vacancies exist in different central government departments, including a highest of 2.93 lakh in railways, as on March 1, 2021, Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

He said the occurrence and filling up of vacancies is a continuous process, as per the requirement of various ministries, departments and organizations of the central government.

“Government has already issued instructions to all ministries/departments for timely filling up of the unfilled posts. Rozgar melas being organized by government of India are expected to act as catalyst in further employment generation,” he said in a written reply.

Besides railways, there were 2.64 lakh vacant posts in defence (civil), 1.43 lakh in home, 90,050 in posts, 80,243 in revenue, 25,934 in Indian audit and accounts department and 9,460 in atomic energy department among others, Singh said, citing the annual report of the department of expenditure. (PTI)