Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) on Thursday said that over 25,000 posts were still vacant in government institutions.
IARCSC spokesman said that within three months it would start hiring 18,000 new recruits to fill these posts.
“The process was completed in three months, exams were held in 33 provinces and only Kabul province is remaining, because we have over 80,000 applicants here,” said IARCSC spokesman Abdul Fareed Ahmad.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) said that over two million people were jobless in the country.
Government plans to create 2.2 million jobs in the country within the next three years, said the ministry.
“Unemployment has become a major problem, therefore the ministry of labor, social affairs decided to start public mobilization and seek resolution to the issue of joblessness,” said Baktash Royesh, a media advisor to MoLSAMD.
But people have urged government officials and institutions to avoid discrimination in the hiring of new employees.
“We see that thousands of our people are living in confusion and mentally they are sick because of unemployment,” said senator Fawzia Samkanai.
“I call on the administrative reforms commission to consider transparency in the recruitment of employees,” said Mohammad Hanif Hanafi, the head of the senate’s complaints commission.
Previously there were reports that over six million people are jobless in Afghanistan, but MoLSAMD says that the number of people unemployed are estimated to be about two million.