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Over 100,000 posts in Assam govt depts lying vacant since 2016: Minister

Over one lakh posts of different grades in 50 different departments of the Assam government are lying vacant since 2016, when the BJP came to power in the state for the first time

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Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

jobs, employement

Over one lakh posts of

different grades in 50 different departments of the government are lying vacant since 2016, when the BJP came to power in the state for the first time, a minister said on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a query by Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, General Administration Minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass said in the assembly that a total of 1,07,149 posts from Grade-I to IV of all categories are still vacant.

Out of this, the highest of 50,465 vacancies are in the Education Department, followed by 20,248 posts in the crucial Home and Political Department, he said.

The Health and Family Welfare Department, which has been severely stressed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has vacancies in 9,353 posts, said Dass, who was the chief of BJP's unit during the first term of the party in the state.

The minister said the respective departments are taking steps to fill up the vacancies.

Replying to a separate question by AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam, Dass said 956 posts are also lying vacant in the state secretariat.

On Monday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said in the assembly that a total of 29,948 posts at different levels are vacant in the Police, including 15,248 posts since 2016.

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First Published: Tue, July 13 2021. 22:04 IST
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