As many as 7,000 people, mostly graduates, had applied for the post of canteen waiters in Mantralaya, the Maharashtra secretariat, according to News Central 24×7.
The educational qualification required for the post was having passed class IV. However, due to a dearth of jobs, even graduates were seen applying for the vacant posts.
“The exam formalities got completed on December 31 and currently the joining process is on. Out of the 13 selected applicants, eight are men and the rest women. Two-three people are yet to submit their documents and officially join,” News Central 24×7 quoted an official as saying.
He further said that of the 13 selected, 12 are graduates and one is a class 12th passed out.
“Seven thousand applicants for merely 13 posts is a blatant example of the employment conditions in the country and Maharashtra. It is unfortunate graduates were selected for the posts when the eligibility criteria was Class 4 pass,” News Central 24×7 quoted Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde as saying.
“Recently in Maharashtra, 10.5 lakh people had applied for 852 vacant police posts. Similarly, one crore unemployed youth applied for 10,000 posts in the railways,” the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said.
Munde further slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for leading to an increase in unemployment by its decisions of demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST).