Govt job hiring in FY21 drops to lowest level in three years .The centre hired 27 % fewer people in FY21 , the central government hired 119,000 people approximately on permanent role in FY20, but they hired 87,423 people approximately in FY21 . This pandemic has drastically affected jobs and all sectors.
Taking about the states , states hired 389,052 people in FY21 . There is a drop of almost 107,000 from the previous year .
This data shows that not only the private sector but also the government has slowed down their hiring in the middle of an adverse economic environment India’s GDP contracted 24.4% and 7.3% within the first two quarters of FY21, before expanding 0.4% within the third quarter. Rating agency ICRA Ltd forecast a 2% GDP growth for the fourth quarter.
The country is battling with the second wave of this Pandemic and the state level lockdown are impacting the economic activity . After seeing all this the recovery in FY22 will only be sluggish.
The second wave erased at least 7.35 million jobs in April , after minor job loss in February and March, this data was released in beginning of this month by Center for monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). The number of employees, both salaried and non-salaried, fell from 398.14 million in March to 390.79 million in April, registering a 3rd straight month of decline. Experts and government employees’ unions attribute the lower government hiring to the pandemic, a subsequent ban on creating new positions, and also the increased dependence on outsourced workers.
NPS data showed that the central government hired a mean of virtually11,000 people each month in 2017-18, which fell to 9,900 in 2019-20 and seven,285 in 2020-21. At the authorities level, the common monthly additions were 32,421 in FY21 as against 45,208 in FY19.
The Union government told the Lok Sabha in March that it's hiring outsourced employees at the ministry and department levels, but it doesn't have a central record.
“The establishments within the government may outsource employees supported their respective requirements. the overall Financial Rules 2017 (GFR 2017) allow the central government establishments to outsource certain services. As each ministry/department is competent to obtain services of outsourcing agencies at its level to satisfy seasonal or short-term requirements, the centralized data isn't maintained during this regard," the department of personnel and training (DoPT) informed the Parliament.