New Delhi: Number of people employed in the organised public and private sectors increased from about 281 lakh in 2009 to 290 lakh in 2011 even as more than five lakh posts are lying vacant in central government departments.
"As per the Employment Market Information Programme of Ministry of Labour and Employment, employment growth in the organised sector including public and private sectors has increased from 281.72 lakh in 2009 to 289.99 lakh in 2011, registering a compound annual growth rate of 1.46 percent," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
The compound annual growth rate was 5.05 percent per annum in private sector and a marginal decline of 0.70 percent in public sector, mainly due to rightsizing, he said.
Narayanasamy said about 5.81 lakh vacant posts were lying vacant in different central government departments according to a latest data updated till March 1, 2011.
"There is no ban on recruitment in central government. The respective ministries or departments are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions or rules keeping in view functional requirement of posts," the Minister added.
First Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 15:31