Since 2014, the posts marketed by UPSC have dropped remarkably by 47%. The dip is seen even when the nation is experiencing a scarcity of IAS and IPS officers.
A report citing a Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) official stated most of the shortages within the government sector are at the entry-degree.
Apart from the civil companies, the full recruitment by the UPSC in different exams reminiscent of Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Central Armed Police Forces Examination, amongst others additionally witnessed a dip of 30%.
The decline within the quantity of vacancies within the government sector is a outcome of elevated privatisation, digitisation and automation, observe the academicians.
“The liberalisation policy of the 1991 has moved to another level lately. Various policies implemented in the last few years have led to a significant reduction in the number of vacancies required in the government sector. Manual work is now being replaced by machines. For instance, after GST, the tax collection process was automated as a result of which fewer officials are required to work for taxation,” says Manoj Ok Jha, founder, GS Score Institute.
We can’t count on the quantity of job alternatives to rise within the coming future, it should proceed to additional scale back in a couple of years, earlier than stabilising at one level, he provides.
In 2013 there have been round 20, 000 vacancies in Staff Selection Commission (SSC), which diminished to 12,000 in 2018 and eight,000- 9,000 vacancies now, highlights Deepak Mishra, an SSC tutor.
The downsizing within the quantity of alternatives in SSC is a outcome of a number of components together with the lack of the government to create extra jobs, shady administrative course of and lack of honesty in conducting the exams, he highlights.
“The SSC exams have also been marred by paper leaks, continuous rescheduling of dates and excessive delay in result declaration. In addition, the government is filling up the positions on an ad-hoc basis in most organisations. The exams for railways and SSC conducted by NTA have been widely affected by the ongoing inefficiency,” he says.
While the Banking sector has been promoting fewer job vacancies for a lot of positions over time as a result of merging of many banks, the examination conducting our bodies IBPS and SBI have achieved the set deadline for conducting exams and outcome declaration.
The loopholes and the inefficiency within the administrative process is significantly impacting the scholars who dedicate a number of years of onerous work to those aggressive exams.
Vivek Yadav, SSC aspirant from Noida, who continues to be ready for the outcomes of SSC exams held in 2018 says, “Students are not left with many career options due to the long delays. We invest in 3-4 years to prepare and appear for the exam, and the continuous postponement and rescheduling leads to unambiguity and uncertainty. Students are this way not left with exit options also and lose out on alternative opportunities too.”