The Union Home Ministry today said it has initiated steps to fill up vacancies in its various departments on a "mission mode", in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's instructions to recruit 10 lakh people in all central government departments over the next year and a half.
The direction from PM Modi came following a review of the status of human resources in all government departments and ministries, the Prime Minister's Office or PMO said.
"In line with instructions of PM @narendramodi to carry out 10 lakh recruitments in all GOI Deptts and Ministries over a period of 1.5 yrs, Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated steps to fill up vacancies in Mission Mode," a Home Ministry spokesperson said in a tweet.
The Centre's decision comes amid the opposition's frequent criticism of it on the issue of unemployment.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the Prime Minister has taken a significant people-centric decision, which will further strengthen the employment scenario and bring a lot of cheer and optimism for India's youngsters.
"A significant people-centric decision by PM Sh @narendramodi that will further strengthen the employment scenario and bring a lot of cheer and optimism for India's youth. Employment to 10 lakh people by the Government in mission mode in the next 1.5 years," Mr Singh said in a tweet.
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