Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said around 40,000 posts were vacant in different departments in the state government which would be filled up within six months.
"The total vacancies across all the departments will be around 35,000-40,000 at present. Our plan is to fill up these vacancies in the next six months," Gogoi said at a press conference here.
The Education department has highest number of vacancies, followed by the police, he added.
"I have asked the departments to give the report on the list of vacancies by September 30. After that we will go ahead with filling up of these posts," he said.
"We are going to get lots of reforms and introduce many schemes. To implement these schemes, we need manpower," the Chief Minister said.
Earlier this month, Gogoi had ordered Chief Secretary PP Varma to fill up the existing vacancies in various government departments across the state soon.
He had asked the Chief Secretary to submit the action plan within September 30.
Talking about his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi being projected as BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate, Gogoi said: "Modi will never come (as the Prime Minister), because they (BJP) are focusing only on Hindu votes."
Modi has links with the RSS and BJP does not have any authority over its decisions as everything is decided by the RSS, he added.