Around 250 PhD holders in line for peon’s job in UP

The applicants also included 25,000 post graduates and 1.52 lakh graduates. There were 250 transgender applicants too.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: September 17, 2015 12:10 am

Throwing a sharp light on the “level of unemployment as compared to literacy level in the state”, the Uttar Pradesh government has received 23.25 lakh applications, including from 250 PhD candidates, for 368 posts of grade IV staff (peons) at the state Secretariat.

As per the number of total applications, there are at least 6,318 candidates in fray for each vacancy. The government had set the eligibility as Class V-pass and ability to ride bicycle (with exemption for females and physically challenged) to apply for these vacancies.

When the department officials analysed the data after the application deadline, 53,000 applicants were Class-V pass. Among others, 7.50 lakh had the highest education qualification of Class XII, 11.21 lakh were Class X-pass whereas 8 lakh candidates had cleared Class VIII.

The applicants also included 25,000 post graduates and 1.52 lakh graduates. There were 250 transgender applicants too.

Surprised with the surge in the number of applications received online till September 14, the last date for applications, the UP government has formed a sub-committee under Prabhat Mittal, Secretary of Secretariat Administration Department, to recommend a plan to wrap up the interviews in seven to eight months. Special secretaries of Appointment and Personnel, Finance and Law departments are other members of the committee that has to submit the recommendations in 15 days.

“If we start interviewing such large number of applicants, it will take more than two years to complete the process. So a sub-committee has been formed to prepare a plan,” Mittal said.

The Secretariat Administra-tion department had invited online applications for the 368 posts on August 11.
Another official said, “We did good by inviting applications online. Otherwise, a large number of staff would have had to be engaged to go through all the applications, check them and send interview call letters.”

Mittal said online applications were invited to maintain transparency in the recruitment process, but the department hadn’t expected to receive so many applications.

According to sources, this has happened for the first time in the UP government that such a large number of applications were received for a small number of grade IV vacancies in the Secretariat. It was in 2006 when around 1 lakh candidates had applied for 260 posts of Class IV category. These one lakh candidates had applied offline.

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    TIHAEwale
    Sep 17, 2015 at 8:51 am
    IE should find out the details of PhDs of these PhD holders as it is very likely they may be Ped Higher Secondary with Difficulty. It also needs to found out the Universities which granted these PhDs . it is possible these Universities may be the likes from Former Delhi Law Minister and another MLA both members of present Delhi embly got their degree
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    1. Subhash Bennur
      Sep 17, 2015 at 8:21 am
      UP universities must be doling out Phd`s as though there is no tomorrow. This speaks volumes of shameless UP CM Akilesh Yadav and the party SP which is mainly interested in ruling. Approach of Yadav first family of UP is condemn able.
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        Guruji
        Sep 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm
        Please read some eyeopening facts and you will find the reason behind this flood of applications.
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          Guruji
          Sep 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
          The media seems to be projecting it wrongly as height of unemployment but the truth is no other job in the world can ure a person of a permanent job irrespective of your performance and also the USP is you are bound to become a millionaire before you retire(thanks to organized corruption where the w department gets to share the booty). Google IIM Bangalore Prof Vaidyanathan's articles on corruption in GOI you will find the answers
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            Guruji
            Sep 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm
            These 368 persons know that this is the only job that can guarantee that they will become millionaires in their lifetime that is what these 23 lakh aspirants know for sure hence whether all of them are emplo or unemplo a Government job is a Khulja sim sim pword to access for speed money, it is like joining an insution where corruption has been legalised or the norm, Jai Ho Mer Bharat Mahan
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