Only 7.22 lakh out of 22 crore applicants for central government jobs over the past eight years were selected

Only 7.22 lakh out of 22 crore applicants for central government jobs over the past eight years were selected

Over the past eight years, despite the country’s youth continuing to apply in droves for government positions, less than 1% of the applications received were chosen. 

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha was informed that over 7.22 lakh of the more than 22.05 crore applications for positions in the central government between 2014 and 2022 had been recommended by the hiring firms. 

Details about only 7.22 lakh out of 22 crore applicants for central government jobs over the past eight years were selected

According to a written response provided by Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, from 2014–15 to 2021–22, hiring managers suggested 7,22,311 people for employment in various central government ministries.

  From this group, it was reported that 38,850 were hired in 2021–2022, 78,555 in 2020–2021, 1,47,096 in 2019–2020, 38,100 in 2018, 76,147 in 2017, 1,01,333 in 2016, 1,11,807 in 2015–2016, and 1,30,423 in 2014–2015. During that time, 22,05,99,238 applications were submitted in total.

According to the reply, 1,86,71,121 applications were submitted for these in 2021–2022, 1,80,01,469 in 2020–2022, 1,78,39,752 in 2019–2020, 5,09,36,479 in 2018–19, 3,94,76,878 in 2017–19, 2,28,99,612 in 2016–19, 2,95,51,844 in 2015–19, and 2,32,22,083 in 2014–15.

The government’s top aim is increasing employability while also generating new jobs. As a result, the Indian government has taken a number of actions to increase employment there,” Singh stated.

According to him, the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) programmes were introduced by Budget 2021-22 with a budget of Rs 1.97 lakh crore for a five-year term beginning in 2021-22.

According to the minister, the government’s PLI programmes have the potential to generate 60 lakh new jobs.

The relevant ministries/departments implement the PLI programme within the overall financial constraints set forth. The relevant ministries and departments issue the PLI scheme’s guidelines and directives. The government is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to encourage self-employment, he added.

According to Singh, PMMY offers micro/small business companies and individuals collateral-free loans up to Rs 10 lakh to help them launch or expand their commercial endeavours.

In order to help street vendors relaunch their operations after being negatively damaged by the Covid epidemic, the government has started implementing the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme) as of June 1, 2020.

The Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) was introduced with effect from October 1, 2020 in order to provide incentives to employers for the development of new jobs and the restoration of jobs lost due to the epidemic.

The final day for recipients to register was March 31, 2022. According to Singh, as of July 13, 2022, 59.54 lakh beneficiaries had received benefits, of which 53.23 lakh were new enrollees.

Along with these initiatives, the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Start-up India, Digital India, Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), among others, are also focused on creating job opportunities, he said.

Additionally, Singh noted that PM GatiShakti is the government of India’s transformational strategy, powered by renewable energy and “sabka prayas” and creating enormous job and entrepreneurial opportunities for everyone.

The minister stated in a different written response that it is the responsibility of the relevant ministry or department to create and fill positions within the federal government, and that this process is ongoing.

“Vacancies in various ministries/departments of the central government, their attached/subordinate offices arise due to retirement, promotion, resignation, and death,” stated Singh.

“All ministries/departments of the central government have been asked to take action in a mission mode for filling up vacant posts in a time-bound manner,” he said.

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