sanitary workers7000 engineer, graduates and diploma holders have applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in Tamil Nadu.

The Corporation had called for applications for the posts of 549 grade-1 sanitary posts and 7,000 applicants appeared for the three-day interview and verification of certificates which began on Wednesday, official sources said.

A recently leaked PLFS report showed that India’s Unemployment Rate for people aged 15 years and above are facing a high of six per cent in 2017-18, the highest in past 45 years. The government, however, argued that these numbers were not comparable because the methodology has been changed.

However, the latest PLFS brings out a fact that every fifth Indian youth is jobless and will remain so, as the unemployment rate is going to stay above 22 per cent for a year.

On further research, it was also found that many of these graduates were already working in private firms, but they still applied for these jobs. Reason being, a government job with a salary of 15,700 was more attractive to these graduates.

As on verification, it was found that nearly 70 per cent of the candidates have completed SSLC, the minimum qualification, and most of them were engineers, post-graduates, graduates and diploma-holders, they said. Many of these graduates are working in private firms and earned Rs 6000 to 7000, remuneration that is way below the level of qualification they hold.

They work in these firms as they have no option and have to support their family. The working hours in these firms are up to 12 hours whereas the job of a sanitary worker requires three hours in the morning and three in the evening. Plus the salary is much better with government job security and extra time to earn from other petty jobs they can do when free.

The Corporation now has 2,000 permanent and 500 contracts sanitary workers in its rolls.

India’s unemployment rate in October rose to 8.5%, the highest since August 2016 as per the data released by Centre of Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on November 1.

The Corporation now has 2,000 permanent and 500 contracts sanitary workers in its rolls.

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