Recruitment in central ministries shrinking since four years

NEW DELHI: Even as the government appears to have conceded, after much denial, that the job crisis has hit both the organised and unorganised sectors, recruitment in central ministries and departments has been shrinking over the past four years. This is despite the sanctioned strength increasing across all grades of employees. Analysis of the Ministry of Personnel and Training data shows that between 2014 and 2018, the sanctioned strength in all ministries and departments increased by 1.60 lakh — from 36.45 lakh in 2014 to 38.02 lakh in 2018. But, the…

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