Minister of State for Personnel, Mr. Jitendra Singh has said in a written reply to the lower house of parliament that over 6.83 lakh job vacancies are present in the central government. Out of which 38,02,779 has been sanctioned strength, while 31,18,956 employees were in position, as of March 1st, 2018. The vacancies in the Central government are available due to retirement, resignation, promotion, death, etc.

He said that filling up these posts is a continuous process depending on various ministries and recruiting agencies. During the current year 2019-20, three recruiting agencies UPSC, SSC, RRB, have been recruiting for around 1.34 lakhs of jobs. Out of them, 1,1,6392 have been made by RRB, 13,995 by SSC and the remaining 4,399 are done by UPSC.

Other recruiting agencies such as Postal Service Board, Ministry of Defence are also in process of filling up for 3,10,832 vacant jobs, including 27,652 of defense civilians. All the ministries are requested to take time in filling the vacant jobs in their respective ministries.

The recruiting agencies have been switched to using computer-based online tests in order to reduce the time taken for the recruitment cycle.            

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