Published On: Fri, Jan 22nd, 2016

19,000 MBAs, B Techs apply for 114 sweepers’ jobs

Amroha: 19,000  MBAs, B Techs have applied for the 114 posts of sweepers in Amroha Nagar Palika, Uttar Pradesh for the salary of Rs 17,000 per month, while no educational qualifications are required for the posts according to city officials.

For 114 sweepers’ jobs, it had hardly imagined that 19,000 applications, mostly from B Techs and MBAs would come in.

For 114 sweepers’ jobs, it had hardly imagined that 19,000 applications, mostly from B Techs and MBAs would come in.

The work of sweepers involves manual labour like cleaning streets with brooms, maintaining drainage and municipal sewer lines.

“The process of uploading application forms for all 114 posts is still going on and we have uploaded 5,000 of the 19,000 received. Most are graduates, postgraduates, BTechs and even MBAs,” said a city official.

However, the state government ordered the selection process to be put on hold for the time being as sweepers’ organizations demanded the posts be reserved only for the valmiki community.

“Our office has received a letter from the government, to put the process on hold,” said Afsar Parvez, chairman of the civic body.

Meanwhile, thousands of unemployed but highly qualified youths are still waiting for interview calls.

“Irrespective of the kind of job, we need to have some kind of secure future and a government job is better than working for private firms. Even sweepers in our village have a good standard of living and send their children to English-medium schools,” said an applicant.

Inputs with TNN

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