Nearly 10 Million Civilian Jobs Are Vacant- Report States: Finance Ministry has release an annual report on pay and allowances. According to the report, nearly 10 million civilian jobs in the central government were lying vacant at the end of the fiscal year ended March 2019. As per the data published by the finance ministry, this is 22.7% of the total sanctioned positions of about four million. Let’s check the details in this page.
Pay and Allowances- Annual Report:
Finance Ministry has release an annual report on pay and allowances which is prepared by Pay Research Unit of the expenditure department. According to the report, one fifth of the sanctioned strength for Central government civilian employee positions was vacant as on March 1, 2019. Let’s check this in detailed.
Departments and Vacancies:
- 3 lakh positions were vacant in the railway ministry alone, citing the annual report of pay and allowances for 2018-19, which stated that only 1.2 million posts are filled against an authorized strength of 1.5 million posts.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs ranks second, with 963,086 out of a total of just over one million open positions filled.
- Defence ministry had also the most civilian vacancies among the central government’s major employment-generating ministries, with 60 per cent of its 633,139 approved roles remaining unfilled.
- An annual report on pay and allowances, prepared by Pay Research Unit of the expenditure department under Finance Ministry stated that, “The total number of regular Central government civilian employees employed (including UTs) as on March 1, 2019 was 31.43 lakh as against the sanctioned strength of 40.66 lakh and approximately 22.69 per cent of the posts were vacant.”
Overall expenditure on salaries:
- According to the annual report, the government’s overall expenditure on salaries and allowances for civilian employees in FY19 was Rs 2 lakh crore, up 7.4% from the previous fiscal year.
- Five major ministries and departments, including railways, defence (civilian) also the home affairs, post and revenue, accounted for 80% by way of expenditure and 92% in terms of personnel employed.
- The railway’s ministry also contributed to about 36.7% of total expenditure on pay and allowances for civilian jobs, followed by the home affairs ministry at 24% and the post department at 5.7%. The government’s expenditure on pay and allowances has steadily increased in the past 10 years. According to the survey, pay and allowances spending increased by 33% in FY10. Stay connected for the real time updates!!!
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