PM Modi Roadmap of 10 lakh Government Jobs: 8.67 lakh posts vacant in 77 departments; Railway, Defense, and Postal Department will have maximum recruitment
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has reviewed the status of Human Resources in all departments and ministries. He also instructed that the recruitment of 10 lakh people will be done by the Government in a mission mode in the next 1.5 years.
The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted;
“PM @narendramodi 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.”
Just three hours after this announcement, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Home Affairs said that we have started work to fill the vacancy. Gradually many other ministers and departments tweeted. At present, no detailed roadmap has been issued by the government, but many things become clear from the analysis of vacant posts of different departments.
According to a government report, the Departments of Defense, Railways, Home Affairs, Posts, and Revenue have the most vacancies. That is, in the next one and a half years, these departments will see the most recruitment.
The increase in empty positions across departments did not happen overnight. The number of unfilled government positions has been growing since 2014-15. Only in 2019-20 did the number of empty positions fall.
According to government sources, the PMO requested specific information from ministries and departments about empty positions. The Prime Minister gave orders to hire 10 lakh individuals after thoroughly analyzing it.
During the recent assembly elections, the opposition parties made a strong case for job creation. The BJP, on the other hand, dismissed it, claiming that its policies had boosted entrepreneurship and job creation.
With one million jobs to be filled in the next 18 months, the Modi government would be able to respond forcefully to any opposition claims of unemployment in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The next Lok Sabha election is expected to take place in April or May 2024.
However, one million jobs is insufficient for India. According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s 2020 report, India will require at least 90 million jobs by 2030. Except for the agriculture sector, it has been mentioned that jobs in other sectors are available.
Apart from this, 87286 posts are lying vacant in 72 other government departments