CENSUS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Total Strength of central government employees in Ministry wise and gender wise

CENSUS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
(AS ON 31st March, 2006)

REGULAR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT IN MAJOR MINISTRIES AS ON 31ST MARCH, 2006                  

1. Railways = 14,12,435 (45.32%)

2. Home Affairs = 6,91,814 (22.20%)

3. Defence (Civilian) = 3,53,741(11.35%)

4. Communications & IT = 2,41,618 (7.75%)

5. Finance = 1,12,700 (3.62%)

6. Others = 3,04,029 (9.76%)

TOTAL = 31,16,337 (100%)

The Ministry of Railways has a major share (45.32%) of the total regular Central Government employees followed by Ministries of Home Affairs (22.20%), Defence (civilian) (11.35%), Communications & IT (7.75%) and Finance (3.62%).

These five Ministries taken together accounted for 90% of the total Central Government employment. The residual employment (about 10%) was shared by all the remaining Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.

HIGHLIGHTS

(1). As per the result of Census Enquiries, the total regular employment under Central Government as on 31st March, 2006 was 31.16 lakh as against 31.64 lakh on 31st March, 2004. The employment has, thus, recorded a decline of 1.52% in 2006 over 2004.

(2). Employment in Ministry of Railways was the highest (45.32%) followed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (22.20%), Defence civilian (11.35%), Communications & IT (7.75%) and Finance (3.62%). Other Ministries/Departments collectively shared the rest of 9.76% of the total Central Government regular employment.

(3). Out of 31.16 lakh regular employees, 3.20 lakh were women. The proportion of women in the total employment shows an increasing trend. It is 10.28% in 2006 against 7.53% in 2001 and 9.68% in 2004 and thereby indicating empowerment of women.

(4). About 96% of regular Central Government employees were Non-Gazetted. The overall ratio of Gazetted to Non-Gazetted employees was 1:22. In Ministry of Railways, ratio, however, was 1:116.

(5). Amongst regular Central Government employees, 57.80% were holding Group-‘C’ posts and 30.62% were in Group-‘D’ posts. 8.63% were holding Group-‘B’ posts whereas employees holding Group –‘A’ posts were only 2.95%.

(6). About 21.13% of the regular Central Government employees were found to be in pay range of Rs. 3500-4499/- and only 0.47% employees were in highest bracket of pay range with drawing basic pay of Rs. 18,400/- & above.

(7). Amongst regular Central Government employees, 15.66% were working at offices located in ‘A-1’ class cities, 11.10% in ‘A’ class cities, 4.61% in B-I class cities and 15.31% in B-2 class cities. The percentage of employees in ‘C’ class and other unclassified cities was 53.32%.

(8). Amongst States and Union Territory Administrations, the highest number of regular Central Government employees was in the State of West Bengal (11.23%) followed by Uttar Pradesh (9.97%), Maharashtra (9.65%), Delhi (6.61%), Andhra Pradesh (6.44%) and Tamil Nadu (4.66%). In remaining States/U.Ts the proportion was less than 4%.

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