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PM Modi Directs Ministries And Departments To Recruit 10 Lakh People

As per the PMO, the direction in this regard came after a review of the status of human resources in all government departments and ministries.

PM Modi Directs Ministries And Departments To Recruit 10 Lakh People

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: The central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which often faces questions from opposition parties on the issue of employment, has directed the several ministries and its departments to undertake the recruitment of 10 lakh people in a ''mission mode'' in the next and a half year.

As per the PMO, the direction in this regard came after a review of the status of human resources in all government departments and ministries.

Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Tuesday tweeted, ''PM Narendra Modi reviewed the status of Human Resources in all departments and ministries and instructed that recruitment of 10 lakh people be done by the Government in a mission mode in next 1.5 years."

As per reports, most of the vacancies are in the major ministries and departments of the Center like Posts, Defense (Civil), Railways, and Revenue.

According to a report by News18, last year, the Union Minister of Personnel and Training, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha had said that as of March 1, 2020, 8.72 lakh posts were vacant in various departments of the Central Government.

''There are a total of 40 lakh 4 thousand posts in all the departments of the central government, out of which 31 lakh 32 thousand posts are currently appointed,'' he had said.

Not only this, while giving the data on recruitment during 2016-17 to 2020-21, Jitendra Singh had said that 2,14,601 employees have been recruited through the examinations conducted by SSC. Apart from this, 2,04,945 appointments have been given through RRB, while UPSC has selected 25,267 candidates.

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