No restriction or ban on filling up of central govt posts: Finance Ministry


NEW DELHI | SEPT 06, 2020:

The Finance Ministry has clarified that there is no restriction or ban on filling up of Central Government posts.

The Ministry's statement comes in the wake of a circular issued by the Department of Expenditure (DoE) on Economic measures for further Expenditure Management on September 4.

The Finance Ministry clarified that the DoE's circular deals only with the internal procedure for creation of posts. It said the circular does not affect or curtail recruitment in any way.

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"There is no restriction or ban on filling up of posts in Govt of India . Normal recruitments through govt agencies like Staff Selection Commission, UPSC, Rlwy (Railways) Recruitment Board, etc will continue as usual without any curbs," Ministry of Finance had tweeted on Saturday.

The government on Friday asked all ministries/departments to review appointments of consultants, curtail functions and ban use of imported paper for printing as part of measures to rationalise non-priority expenditure.

The finance ministry has issued the instructions on expenditure management with a view to improving the quality of public expenditure, containing non-developmental spending and ensuring availability of adequate resources for critical priority schemes, the Department of Expenditure said.

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The Congress on Saturday demanded that the Centre withdraw its circular calling for a freeze on the creation of new posts, and urged it to create more vacancies while filling the existing ones in the wake of the alleged rise in unemployment.