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What’s after Parliament passes 10% reservation bill? 29 lakh vacant posts : Huge Employment Opportunity Ahead In India

With the passing of the bill, the government now has an opportunity to provide jobs to 3 lakh general category individuals immediately under the new quota.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 13 lakh vacancies are in the education sector
  • There are 4.43 lakh posts lying vacant with the police
  • There are 2.53 lakh permanent posts lying vacant in the railways

More than 29 lakh posts are lying vacant with the central and state governments, data compiled by BusinessToday.in from parliamentary questions revealed.

With the passing of the bill, the government now has an opportunity to provide jobs to 3 lakh general category individuals immediately under the new quota.

This move may prove to be a master stroke on the electoral front given that upper caste backlash had cost the BJP the recent state assembly elections.

Various high-level government jobs such as IAS, IPS and IFS have 1,449, 970, 30 vacancies, respectively.

The Supreme Court has nine posts of judges lying vacant (29 per cent of sanctioned positions), high courts have 417 (38 per cent of sanctioned positions), and subordinate courts have 5,436 (24 per cent cent of the sanctioned strength).

Meanwhile, AIIMS-Delhi has a shortage of 304 faculty members (30 per cent of the sanctioned strength).

There is a 75 per cent shortfall in the sanctioned non-faculty staff of AIIMS (all cities). Premier institutes such as IITs, IIMs, and NITs have a shortfall in faculty of 2,612, 191 and 3,552, respectively.

Centre is spending around Rs 1.68 lakh crore in salaries in the current fiscal year. Pension expenditure by the government has overtaken salaries expenditure by Rs 10,000 crore in 2018 (according to Medium Term Expenditure Framework, tabled in the Lok Sabha).

At the state-level, the total budget goes to pay the salaries of employees ranges from 12 per cent in Bihar and UP, to 26 per cent in Kerala, 25 per cent in Rajasthan and close to 30 per cent in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam. Maharashtra has 57.5 per cent of 2018-19 budget going into paying salaries, pension and interest payments.

 

Source:  https://www.indiatoday.in

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