When it comes to government jobs, we understand the fad among the youth who look for a safe career. Therefore it is not surprising when for a clerical post, thousands of candidates send applications. But it comes as a surprise when graduates and post graduates applicants apply for class IV category posts.
In Uttar Pradesh, as many as five lakh aspirants, including graduates and post graduates, have applied for 3,275 posts of ‘safai karamchari’ (sweepers) in Kanpur Municipal Corporation, an official said today.
While no educational qualifications are required for the posts, municipal officials have been overwhelmed by the number of highly qualified applicants so far and they are expecting the number of applications to touch seven lakh.
According to officials, the corporation had released an employment notification for the post of sweepers on contractual basis, of which 1,500 are for general category and rests are meant for reserved categories.
The process of screening the forms and uploading those onto database is on, the official said.
A similar case was reported in January when 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.
In the Bhatinda district also, as many as 8,500 applications were received for 19 posts of class IV. The applicants were MBA, MCA degree holder.
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