Unemployment, insecurities of private job and migration hassles are some of the issues that are making professional degree holders to take up a sweeper’s job.
Around 17,000 youth have applied for 114 posts of sweepers in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district. While there is no educational qualifications required for the posts, surprisingly MBAs, B Techs, BSc are ready to work as a sweeper at a salary of Rs 17,000 per month.
The Uttar Pradesh government has put the selection process on hold after sweeper’s organisation demanded that “safai karmachari” post be reserved only for the Valmiki community.
A similar case has happened recently in the Bhatinda district where 8,500 applications were received for 19 posts of class IV. The applicants were MBA, MCA degree holder.