Publicise All Government Vacancies: Centre Tells Ministries

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New Delhi: All central government vacancies must be publicised country wide through local employment exchanges and ‘Employment News’ newspaper among others, the Centre said on Tuesday. The decision assumes significance as over two lakh posts are estimated to be created by the central government in its various departments by 2017.

Citing the instructions it had issue earlier, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said all vacancies to be filled on regular basis, except those which fall within the pre-view of Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission, are to be notified in the local employment exchange or central employment exchange.

“In addition to the reporting of the vacancies to the local employment exchange or central employment exchange, it has been stipulated that the vacancies should be given wide publicity on an all India basis,” it said.

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In this regard, it was advised that the advertisement should be placed in the Employment News or ‘Rozgar Samachar’ published by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Such recruitment notices are also to be displayed on the office notice board.

It has been decided that an advertisement of vacancies may also be put at the National Career Service (NCS) portal of Ministry of Labour and Employment, which has been developed primarily to connect the opportunities with the aspiration of the youth, DoPT said in an order issued to all the secretaries of the central government’s ministries.

The central government has projected in the budget estimates for 2016-17 an increase of about 2.18 lakh in the existing workforce of 33.05 lakh (as in 2015) by 2017.

The Centre has been striving to create more jobs in the country. It had recently decided that all proposals seeking approval of appraisal bodies like Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and Core Group on Disinvestment need to mandatorily mention “employment generation potential”.