As per Annual report of Pay Research Unit of Dept of Expenditure, there are 6,83,823 vacant posts in various wings of Central Government .
The data figures out following position w.r.t. vacancies as on 01.03.2018:-
Sanctioned strength – 38,02,779
Employee in position – 31,18,956
Vacant posts – 6,83,823
Vacancies in the Central Govt are caused due to retirement, resignation, death, promotion etc. and the posts falling vacant are required to be filled as per recruitment rules by the concerned Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. Filling up of vacant posts is a continuous process.
During the current year 2019-20, three recruiting agencies namely, Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission & Railway Recruitment Board have made recommendations for recruitment to the following posts:-UPSC – 4,399, SSC – 13,995, RRB – 1,16,391, TOTAL 1,34,785
Further, recruiting agencies like SSC, Railway Recruitment Board, Postal Service Board and Ministry of Defence are in process of filling up of 3,10,832 vacant posts, including 27652 vacant posts of defence civilians. (Lok Sabha proceedings)