Around 65,000 job openings within the government are lying vacant across Pakistan. These posts range from grade 1 to grade 22 and have been empty for the last few years.
According to the documents shared by the Establishment Division, 520,382 posts were sanctioned with 454,517 filled in FY 2015-2016. The other 65,865 jobs were left vacant.
The documents contain data about civil servants, gazette and non-gazette employees, women, and non-Muslims working for the federal government, the ministries’ divisions and their associated departments.
Job Openings By Grades
Categorizing the vacancies by their grades, 57,743 jobs were available for Grade 1-16 with:
- 7,000 openings for Grade 16
- 5,000 for Grade 14
- 4,000 for Grade 11
- 5,000 for Grade 7
- 10,000 for Grade 1
Around 8,122 posts were available from Grade 17-22 with:
- 5,000 jobs for Grade 17
- 1,997 for Grade 18
- 305 for Grade 20
- 45 for Grade 21
- 19 for Grade 22
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An official from the Establishment Division justified the job openings saying,
The posts are vacant for several reasons including recently retired employees, court cases, and non-availability of professionals against those seats.
The number of federal government employees also increased by 17.28% between FY 2006-2007 to FY 2015-2016, up from 375,932 to 454,517.
Women Employed by the Govt
A total of 23,298 women in Grades 1-22 are employed by the government with 6,014 employed within Grades 17-22. 11 women are employed at Grade 22 with:
- One employed in Islamabad
- 8 in Punjab
- 1 in Sindh
- 1 in KPK
No women were employed from Balochistan, FATA and G-B.
From Grade 1-16, 5,295 women are employed. Breaking down the numbers:
- 3,869 from Punjab
- 178 from Islamabad
- 1,248 from KPK and Sindh
Around 11,470 government employees hail from different religious minorities. 11,221 are working at Grades 1-16 and 249 from Grade 17-22.
These include: Christians, Ahmadis, Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities.
Back in FY 2012-2013, 10,388 religious minorities were employed by the government with:
- 9,320 Christians
- 222 Ahmadis
- 719 Hindus
- 104 non-caste Hindus
- 7 Sikhs
- 16 from other religions
The problem of vacant job openings has been a point of serious concern for the Federal and Provincial governments, especially Balochistan and FATA.
Even now, there are 3,431 posts ripe for the taking in Balochistan’s government offices under Aghaz-e-Huqooq Balochistan.