More than two lakh new central government jobs are estimated to be created by 2017 in various central government departments. An increase in nearly 2.18 lakh is projected by the central government in the budget estimates for 2016-17, from existing workforce of 33.05 lakh.
The home ministry would add 5,635 new jobs; 47,264 new posts in police departments; increase of 10,894 in staff strength of the defence ministry, according to the budget estimates presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley. A total of 1,080 more posts are expected to be added by the civil aviation ministry.
Minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions Jitendra Singh said, "The government, wherever required, takes into consideration creation of new posts. The budget estimates on the strength of Central government establishments will help provide good governance."
The department of atomic energy is expected to add 6,353 new jobs; external affairs ministry is expected to add 2,072 posts in 2017, where as Mines ministry will add 4,399 new jobs. Similarly, the personnel ministry will add 1,796 new posts
All the ministries were asked by the cabinet secretariat to mention "employment generation potential" in each scheme at the same time seek approval of the Union cabinet and its committees. According to the cabinet secretariat, all proposals seeking approval of appraisal bodies need to mention employment generation potential mandatorily.