The BMC has received over 75,000 applications for 942 vacant posts of clerks. Usually, the civic body receives 5,000 to 6,000 applications for around 1,000 posts. In a first, the civic administration will screen applicants through an entrance test next month. The application process to fill the vacant posts began on March 14 and ended on April 3. The vacancies are for posts of clerks in various civic departments such as storm water drains, roads, water supply and sewerage, besides municipal secretaries.
This year, the cut-off percentage marks in SSC for the post of a clerk was reduced to 50 per cent from the previous 60 per cent. The applicants should also know English and Marathi and should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute (wpm) in both.
Prabhakar R Satpute, BMC’s chief personnel officer, said the applicants also included engineering, commerce and arts graduates.
The shortlisted candidates will have to undergo an online test that will have questions on general knowledge and logic. The post of a clerk in BMC is a Grade-3 permanent post and involves typing, recording minutes of meetings, processing files, etc.
In February last year, the BMC had received over 17,000 applications for 400 vacant posts of engineers.