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, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha.
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh presented the data about recruitment in central government jobs. The data showed 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 percent from 1,51,841 in the year 2013.
In 2014, the figure was 1,26,261. There has also been a 90 percent decline in 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 showed that 92,928 candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes were appointed through direct recruitment in the year 2013.
Minister said 31 per cent of 92,589 vacancies, which is 28,713, for reserved categories, remained unfulfilled as of 31 December 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.
He said that in this regard, all ministries and departments have been requested to take advance action for reporting vacancy position with respect to direct recruitment posts to recruitment agencies such as Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission etc.