Why is the Central Government playing with Youth’s dream of Government Job?

The recent campaign on social media against PM Narendra Modi demanding government job for the youth has taken a gigantic turn. A group of teachers and students has come out in protest against the Central Government irregularities in recruitment.

The social media campaign with the hashtag ‘modi rojgar do’ (Give Employment Modi) started on February 21, 2021, and was joined thousands of students that highlighted the deformity in Staff Selection Commission’s recruitment.

In opposition to the recent announcement of SSC CHSL 2019 result, the students came across discrepancies. A mathematics teacher Abhinav Sharma released a video demanding fair and regular recruitment process. “Make this video reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this is the only solution”, Abhinav Sharma said in his video clip.


A similar protest was seen in September 2020 when government job aspirants protested against the delay in declaration of CGL results (which have been announced now) and issuance of RRB NTPC admit card. The students were agitated against the government’s decision to conduct JEE Main and NEET amid the panic, and bring in delay in government entrance tests.

The official notification of RRB NTPC was released on March 1, 2019, post which around 1.5 crore candidates registered against 35,281 vacancies. No tentative dates were provided to registered candidates till September-October 2020, and RRB NTPC admit card was delayed. Many students failed to appear for the test in February 2021 as they were unlearned about the exam dates.

SSC Plan of Minimum Recruitment

According to a report published National Herald in 2019, SSC CGL notification listed 8134 vacancies, with a reduction of 1792 vacancies mentioned in CGL 2017 notification. In the SSC list released then, only 50 vacancies for junior statistical officers were made visible. However, to a reply of RTI, the commission showed 124 vacancies. Such under-reporting of vacancies was witnessed in CAG where RTI response showed that there were 500 posts to be filled that SSC had not called for.

As per SSC, there were no vacancies under CBI. However, the RTI response stated 62 seats in Kolkata circle itself. 

YearCGL Vacancies listed SSC