The clarification from the Finance Ministry came in the wake of a notification that it had released on Friday which had instructed various ministries and departments under the central government not to create any new posts.
In a major relief to a large number of aspirants preparing for government jobs, the government on Saturday clarified that there will be no restriction on filling up of government posts in the wake of fund crunch due to Coronavirus pandemic. “There is no restriction or ban on filling up of posts in the Government of India,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement, ANI reported.
The clarification from the Finance Ministry came in the wake of a notification that it had released on Friday which had instructed various ministries and departments under the central government to not create any new posts. The Finance Ministry clarified that the notification released on Friday deals with the internal procedure for the creation of new posts. It also added that the notification released on Friday did not in any way curtail or affect the usual recruitment.
The Ministry also said that all normal recruitments which are conducted by various agencies like the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) under the central government will continue as usual without any curbs.
In the notification released on Friday, the ministry had said that any new posts which were created after July 1, 2020 without the concurrence of the Department of Expenditure under the Finance Ministry will not be filled. The notification further said that if the creation of any new posts was deemed absolutely critical for the functioning of the department the respective department will have to first take concurrence from the Department of Expenditure. The notification issued by the ministry on Friday caused much confusion among the student community which understood the notification prohibited the recruitment in any government job.