In a shocking stats revealed in a report, around 4000 people have registered for 14 posts of sanitary workers at the state assembly secretariat in Chennai.

Surprisingly, maximum numbers of applicants are either Engineering graduates or MBA students besides simple graduates in Commerce and Arts.

Out of the 14 posts, 10 are for sweepers and 4 for sanitary workers at the Assembly Secretariat with the salary for both fixed between the slab of Rs 15,700 to Rs 50,000.

According to the official data, 3930 candidates have been selected for the one-on-one interview while 677 applications have been rejected.

The applicants hail from across the state and belong to all communities. As per the recruitment roster, 4 are earmarked for General Category, for OBCs 4 (Excluding Muslims), 3 for Most Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes, 2 for SCs and 1 for STs. While no education qualification has been mentioned, physical fitness has been made mandatory.

While a good number of applicants have no formal education, competing with them are those who have completed M.Tech, BE, M.Com and MBA apart from graduates in other disciplines. Candidates who have registered with the Employment Exchange, have also been included in the list.

According to analysts, this is indicative of the not only the job crisis in Tamil Nadu but also the lack of employment opportunities for the educated.

In another report, the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) periodic labour force survey (PLFS) which was accessed by news daily stated that country’s unemployment rate was at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18.

Also read: Figures don’t lie: Unemployment rate in India highest in four decades

This employment crisis comes to foreground months before the general elections with the Prime Minister making vows for creating jobs and expanding employment opportunity, such states might lead to the declass of the government. 

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