In reply to a question in the Parliament, Communications Minister Shri Manoj Sinha stated that there are 49,961 vacancies to be filled up in the department of Posts. The maximum number of vacancies are in the Postmen cadre – 16,532.

On the one side the Modi Government says that it is making efforts to reduce unemployment by providing jobs. But the reality is that instead of the 2 crore jobs promised, even 5 lakhs have not been provided. At least the government can fill up the lakhs of vacancies in the central government itself.