Central Government Employees Sanctioned and Actual Strength

Central Government Employees Sanctioned and Actual Strength – Minister’s Reply in Lok Sabha

As many as 30.85 lakh Central Government Employees are at present working in various Central Government Departments in the Grade of Group A, Group B, Group B (Non-gazetted) and Group C Cadres as informed by the the Minister of State for Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha recently. It was also informed by the Minister that the combined Sanctioned of all cadres put together in Central Government is 36.85 lakh.

The Text of Press release issued by Ministry of Finance in this regard is as follows

Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

01-August-2014 17:05 IST

Sanctioned and Acutal Strength of Employees in Central Government; 30,84,530 Civilian Employees in Position

As per the information available, the estimated sanctioned and actual strength of Civilian Employees (Group-wise) in the Central Government is:

Group-wise number of sanctioned posts Number in position
A(G) 100869 87960
B(G) 86840 76724
B (N.G) 144454 113477
C (N.G) 3352380 2806396
Total 3684543 3084530

In view of the prevailing economic scenario and in order to promote fiscal discipline, Government of India has issued Economy instructions which, inter alia, impose a ban on creation of new posts. However, proposals for creation of posts are examined / concurred to in the Ministry on case to case basis if supported by adequate functional justification.

All Ministries/Departments are required to review their vacancies vis-a-vis the work load regularly to take necessary steps for filing up vacancies as per their requirements subject to extant guidelines and rules on the matter.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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