New Delhi, Jan 17: More than four lakh posts are lying vacant in the Central government as on March 1, 2016, according to a finance ministry report called Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2016-17 said. There is a need to capture jobs on the real-time basis, said Niti Aayog. Also Read - All Apps Must Adhere to India's Data Integrity, Privacy: Niti Aayog CEO

The report said that the number of vacancies came down from 6 lakhs as on March 1, 2013, to 4.21 lakh as on March 1, 2014. While the number of vacancies came down in a year, it remained same in subsequent years as it was in 2014, the report suggested. Also Read - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi to be Redeveloped at a Cost of 7,850 Crore

In the Group A, the total number of vacant posts were 15,284 as on March 1, 2016. While Group B (gazetted) had 26,310 vacancies and 49,740 in group B (non-gazetted), the Group C had 21,418 vacancies. Also Read - India Will Win Fight Against COVID-19 Through Vaccine And Drugs: NITI Aayog

The report also mentioned that out of 36,33,935 sanctioned posts, the government has taken candidates on 32,21,183 positions while 4,12,752 remains vacant.