Having higher education degree does not necessarily guarantee easy access to employment in India. With current employment crisis of educated youths in the country, more overqualified candidates are applying for clerical and administrative posts.
In Telangana, over a million candidates have applied for the position of clerk. About 700 vacancies available only require the minimum education qualification to be class 12, but there are several Ph.D., M.Phil and engineering graduates who have also applied for the position of Village Revenue Officer (VRO) in the newly formed state.
According to reports, more than a million people applied for the post of VRO. Among these crowd of applicants, the reports found shocking fact that 372 aspirants are the PhD holders, 539 have done M.Phil, 150,000 are post-graduates, and 400,000 candidates are graduates. Out of the graduate numbers, over 200,000 are engineers i.e. having a B.Tech degree.
Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) on receiving the details of all the applicants on a One Time Registration software (OTR) scrutinised the data. The data was then collected using this software.
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Commenting on the data, TSPSC chairman Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani said the reason behind such a large number of candidates applying for the post is owing to job security it offers. The position also serves a good salary structure and social status of the government employees are some of the other reasons for the candidates to apply in such large numbers, DNA India reports.
Separately, a report by Railway Recruitment Board also noted over 20 million people were applying for nearly 100,000 jobs in Indian Railways. Meanwhile, more than 200,000 candidates applied for 1,100 constable jobs in Mumbai Police earlier this year. The candidates included doctors, lawyers, and engineers. Similarly, in Rajasthan, 129 engineers, 23 lawyers, one chartered accountant and 393 postgraduates were interviewed for jobs of peons.
As part of the effort to address the jobs crisis in India, BJP government has launched various schemes such as Make in India, Mudra Loan Scheme, Swach Bharat, Digital India, Skill India and many others. The main objective was to launch all these schemes was to create jobs directly or indirectly and boost the employment rate in India.
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