The Centre has asked all departments under it to fill existing vacancies in a time-bound manner, a Personnel Ministry order said.
The order comes after Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its meeting held on December 23, 2019, gave directions to take time-bound action to fill existing vacancies in various ministries and departments.
"Accordingly, all the ministries/departments are requested to fill up the existing vacancies in the concerned ministries/departments, their attached and subordinate offices, in a time-bound manner," it said in a directive issued to secretaries of all central government departments.
Over 6.83 lakh posts were lying vacant in different central government departments, according to the latest government data.
The Personnel Ministry has also sought a report on the action being taken to fill up the existing vacancies on a monthly basis. The first such report should reach it by February 5, the communique said.
It also cited its earlier directive regarding timely and advance action in filling up the direct recruitment vacancies.
"It was, inter-alia, requested therein that advance action may be taken by the ministries/departments and their attached and subordinate offices for reporting vacancy position with respect to direct recruitment (DR) posts to the concerned recruitment agency i.e. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc, for filling up of such direct recruitment vacancies in a timely manner," the order said.