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Over 4 lakh posts vacant in central govt departments: Minister

PTI | New Delhi |

Over four lakh posts are vacant in various central government departments, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

“As per the annual report on pay and allowances of central government civilian employees, the number of vacant posts in position in various ministries/departments is 4,12,752 out of total sanctioned strength of 36,33,935 as on March 1, 2016,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

In response to another query, Singh said there was no proposal under consideration of the government to give reservation to women in the posts/services in central government.