No restriction in filling up govt posts, says FinMin after notification


The central government’s “normal recruitments” will continue without any curbs and there is not any restriction on filling up posts, said the Finance Ministry on Saturday after a observation the day prior to this called for curbing expenditure in view of the coronavirus pandemic’s have an effect on on the economy.

“The Dept. of Expenditure circular dated 04 Sept 2020 deals with internal procedure for creation of posts and does NOT in besides have an effect on or curtail recruitment,” said the ministry in a observation.

“Normal recruitments through govt agencies like Staff Selection Commission, UPSC, Rlwy Recruitment Board, etc will continue as usual without any curbs,” it said.

The expenditure branch said in a memorandum Friday: “There will be a ban on creation of new posts, with the exception of with the approval of the branch of expenditure, in the ministries/departments, attached offices, subordinate offices, statutory bodies and autonomous bodies.”

Any posts created after July 1 without the approval of the expenditure branch will remain vacant whether they haven’t yet been filled, the memorandum said.

The Finance Ministry’s observation follows criticism of the Friday circular. The Congress on Saturday demanded that the government withdraw the circular, and urged it to create more vacancies while filling the existing ones in the wake of the alleged rise in unemployment.

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