Pradhan, who is also the skill development minister, said the two ministries are committed to fill-up all vacancies in their respective departments in the next one and a half years.
“Taking forward PM @narendramodi ji’s decision to recruit 10 lakh people in all govt. departments and ministries in mission-mode, @EduMinOfIndia and @MSDESkillIndia are committed to fill-up all vacancies in the next 1.5 years,” the minister said in a series of tweets.
At present in the central universities there are around 6,500 teaching and 15,220 non-teaching positions lying vacant, while another 4,300 teaching positions are lying vacant in the IITs. An estimated 68,000 positions are vacant in the educational institutions managed by the Centre currently.
In addition, according to officials from the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, 80 to 90 lakh short-term skill based jobs are being created directly by the ministry. The ministry will also be going to facilitate skilling and recruitment of technical personnel for the “Agnipath” recruitment scheme announced on Tuesday.