Direct recruitment in govt jobs declined by 89 per cent: Govt
There has been a decline of 89 per cent in the direct recruitment in central government ministries and departments in 2015 as compared to 2013, data presented in Lok Sabha shows.
Minister of State for personnel, public grievances and pensions Jitendra Singh presented the data about recruitment in central government jobs in two separate responses.
The data presented in the House shows that the total appointments made through direct recruitment by central government ministries and departments have plummeted to 15,877 in 2015 which is a decline of 89 per cent from 1,51,841 in the year 2013.
In 2014, the figure was 1,26,261.There has also been a 90 per cent decline in the direct recruitment of reserved category candidates in the central government jobs in the year 2015 as compared to 2013, it says.
The data provided for 74 ministries shows that 92,928 candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes were appointed through direct recruitment in the year 2013.
In 2014, the numbers declined to 72,077 (69 ministries) which plummeted to only 8,436 (50 ministries) in the year 2015 which is a sharp decline of 90 per cent as compared to 2013, the government data shows.
In a separate response, the minister said 31 per cent of 92,589 vacancies, which is 28,713, for reserved categories remained unfulfilled as of December 31, 2016.
He said 20,975 vacancies for Scheduled Castes, 15,874 vacancies for Scheduled Tribes and 20,027 vacancies for Other Backward Classes have been filled up during the period April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
"As per information provided by 10 major ministries and departments including Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc 28,713 vacancies remained unfilled as on December 31, 2016, which comes to about 31 per cent of 92,589 backlog vacancies, reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes," Singh said.