As per State Minister for Personnel ;Jitendra Singh, There were around 8.72 lakh vacant posts in different central government departments as on March 1, 2020

As per a written reply in Rajya sabha, Jitendra Singh said; The sanctioned strength of all Central government departments was 40,04,941 (as on March 1, 2020), of which 31,32,698 employees were in position then.

However, the minister noted that The total number of vacant posts as on March 1, 2020 was 8,72,243.

Apart from this, while giving details of the recruitments done by the three major recruiting agencies for the last five years, the minister said that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recruited 25,267 candidates, the Staff Selection Commission 2,14,601 candidates and the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) recruited 2,04,945 candidates, from 2016-17 to 2020-21.


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