Monday, February 10, 2014

Fact File-State of the Nation - Postgraduates among 16,000 seek peon’s jobs

Postgraduates among 16,000 seek peon’s jobs                                    11 Feb 2014

Holding an MBA degree in his hands, Satish of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh lined up for an interview for the post of peon at the district court in Sector 43 on Thursday. Beside him stood Vijay, a resident of Sector 33, who holds a BCom degree.

Term it craze for government jobs owing to job security or the sorry state of growing unemployment among educated youth, as many as 16,000 people turned up for an interview for 21 posts of peon.
Trying their luck for the job, about 40 postgraduates in various streams and turned up for the post, who would be earning a salary of Rs. 6,200 per month.

The candidates who turned up were holding MBA degrees, post-graduate diploma in computer application and Bed, BCA and BCom as well.

“It is a government job which offers you more security, apart from an assured regular income. It is better than sitting idle.” Said a resident of Dedumajra, who has cleared BSc (IT).

Many candidates were also asked strange questions about their culinary, driving skills, apart from having knowledge of doing household chores.

“The question like whether I know how to cook was a bit out of place, as this does not fit in my job profile,” said an applicant hailing from Ferozepur.


Vacant posts: 21-14 for general category, five for OBC and Two for SC candidates.

Job seekers: About 16,000 applicants turned up.

Salary: Rs 6,200 per month initially.

Minimum qualification: The applicant should be at least Class- 8 pass. They should also be able to converse, read and write in Hindi and Punjabi.

Strange questions: Intervie-wers questioned the applicants about their culinary & driving skills. 

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