More than 4. 12 lakh posts were lying vacant in several central government organizations in 2016, informed the Centre in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Out of 412752 total vacancies, 15284 were Group ‘A’ posts vacant, 76050 in Group ‘B’, and 321418 in Group ‘C’ categories, it added.

The vacancies in the departments are based on an annual report on pay and allowances of central government civilian employees for as on March 1, 2016, for 2016-17, which was published by Pay Research Unit, Ministry of Finance, and Department of Expenditure, said the reply.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that “the posts falling vacant are required to be filled as per recruitment rules by the concerned ministries/departments/organizations.”

The filling up of the vacant post is a continuous process, which depends on vacancies as per arises across the departments and ministers during the years and action calendar of the recruiting agencies, it said.

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