The Centre has announced on 5th September 2020 that there will no restriction on filling up of vacant posts or recruitment of government jobs through various agencies like SSC, Railways, UPSC, and many more. A day before, the finance ministry issued an order banning creation of new posts in central ministries, with a view to ease pressure on government resources due to the current fiscal situation. In a new circular today, the ministry said normal recruitment process through various government agencies will continue as usual, adding that Friday’s circular only deals with internal procedure for creation of posts.
“There is no restriction or ban on filling up of posts in Govt of India. Normal recruitments through govt agencies like Staff Selection Commission, UPSC, Railway Recruitment Board, etc will continue as usual without any curbs,” the Finance Minister announced.
In a circular which was issued in September for the Department of Expenditure, that works under the Ministry of Finance, banned certain non-developmental expenses “to make sure that there is availability of enough resources to meet the needs of important priority schemes”.
The Centre, in the document, also released a notification for the ban on creation of new posts in the department, except with the approval of Department of Expenditure, in Ministries/Departments, Attached Offices, Subordinate Offices, Statutory Bodies and Autonomous Bodies.