Centre To Cut 25 Percent Govt Jobs
Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) sources verified on condition of anonymity that 25 percent full-time central government jobs will be cut.
Voluntary redundancies would be offered central government employees who having put in 20 years service or above 55 years.
It is an attempt to improve the country’s financial health system, the sources added that the job cuts are needed to sustain the government’s expenditure.
“The reality is that we are not as efficient in managing our system as other developed countries are,” sources said.
The sources also stated that over the last few years, Pay, Allowances and Pension (PAP) spending constitutes around 3.6 per cent of GDP.
The sources also noted that voluntary redundancies would be offered central government employees who having put in 20 years’ service or above 55 years.
More than other jobs are expected to go of the central government employees, whose performance is not upto the mark. Overall, the centre will lay off 25 percent full-time central government jobs.
The central government employees unions said they will strongly oppose any government jobs cut scheme, if it is announced.
They claim the job cuts would mean the central government employees are forced to bear the impact of the country’s financial problems. The unions leaders add that budget cuts on Pay, Allowances and Pension would also lead to suffer government smooth business and public service.
However, the sources acknowledged that the central government employees are well paid but the government needs to be more transparent in decisions regarding jobs in the central government department and ministry as the government employees from junior staff to top bureaucrats are not so talent.
So, the government committed to appoint best available talent from outside on the recommendation of the Niti Aayog and the government is mulling to appoint one-fifth of the 25 percent full-time central government jobs cut staff from outside in its departments and ministries.
The central government salaries accounts Rs 128,000 crore in 2017-18 of the nation expenditure. The sources claimed that without making significant changes in salaries costs, this would affect other areas including education, health care and infrastructure.