Nearly 70,000 posts are lying vacant in the income tax and customs department, according to revenue secretary Sunil Mitra.
The vacancies could not be filled because the departments were unable to bring out the promotion list amid the controversy related to the 2G spectrum scandal, Mitra said on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here today.
“Since the departmental promotions are being held up, vacancies at the lower grade could not be created at the moment and hence we cannot hire new people. However, we expect to do something before the end of the current financial year,” Mitra said.
Source : The Telegraph.
Our Comment : As the cadre review and restructure exercise is on the way in both the departments and likely to be finalized soon, the R.S may have taken this into account.