The upper House of Parliament has recorded a fact that there were over 8.72 lakh vacant posts in central government departments as of March 1, 2020.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written format in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

“As many as 9,10,153 vacancies existed as on March 1, 2019, and 6,83,823 as on March 1, 2018”, according to a written reply given by the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh.

“There were 8,72,243 vacant posts in central government departments as of March 1, 2020”, the reply said, according to a PTI report.

“Three major recruiting agencies -- Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), and the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have carried out 2,65,468 recruitment during 2018-19 and 2020-21”, it said.

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