As per the report was given by finance ministry more than four lakh posts are lying vacant in the central government. The report was given by Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2016-17. The number of vacancies came down in a year, it remained same in subsequent years as it was in 2014, the report suggested.
The total number of vacant posts was 15,284 in Group A
In the Group A, the total number of vacant posts was 15,284 as on March 1, 2016. While Group B (gazetted) had 26,310 vacancies and 49,740 in group B (non-gazetted), the Group C had 21,418 vacancies. The report also mentioned that out of 36, 33,935 sanctioned posts; the government has taken candidates on 32, 21,183 positions while 4, and 12,752 remains vacant.