25 Lakh Application For 6000 Group D Posts In West Bengal: PhD Holders Among Applicants

The Logical Indian West Bengal

February 1st, 2017 / 12:19 PM

Group D Posts

Source: Times of India | Image Courtesy: livemint

Even a couple of years ago, Uttar Pradesh had the most skewed ratio of the number of available jobs to the number of applicants.

The Samajwadi Party government was criticised for not being able to create enough employment. The opposition created a huge ruckus when in 2015, a whopping 23 lakh people applied for 368 posts of peons. However, today, West Bengal has taken the crown from UP.

According to a report published by a Bengali daily, over 25 lakh people have applied for 6,000 Group ‘D’ posts in the West Bengal government secretariat till January 28.

Surprisingly, among the 25 lakh candidates, a large number of applicants are graduates, postgraduates and even PhD holders.

However, the minimum qualification required for the post is just an elementary school certificate. The upper age limit for applying is 40 years, and the monthly salary being offered is Rs 16,200.

According to officials, more than 1,50,000 applicants are graduates, and 24,969 are postgraduates. There were also more than 250 doctorates among the applicants.

The opposition parties have taken a note on the issue and have attacked Mamata Banerjee’s TMC government questioning about her job-creation promises.

However, the authorities say that the reason for a large number of applications is because there is no registration fee for the examination to be conducted on May 31, 2017.

The number of registered unemployed people in West Bengal is said to over almost 78 lakh.

The Logical Indian opinion

Bengal – India’s fourth most populous state – is losing its pool of talent just because of the lack of opportunities available in the state. Though there is no dearth of talent in Bengal, there are not enough scope to channelise these talents and grow according to one’s potential.

While there is an obsession with the “security” of government jobs in the state, on another hand, the private job sector hasn’t unravelled many openings for the not-so-mainstream jobs. In Bengaluru and Hyderabad, remunerations are higher by 35% than what is paid in Kolkata.

It is the government that should take charge and create more opportunities for candidates who have worked hard throughout their career to channelise themselves into better job positions.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Mother's Name Pan Card

Applicants With Single Mothers Won’t Be Required To Enter Father’s Name In PAN Card Application

Peon Jobs Uttar Pradesh

UP: Over 93,000 People, Including 28,000 PGs & 3,740 PhD Holders Apply For 62 Peon Jobs

Lateral Entry Joint Secretary Post

Govt Receives Over 6000 Applications For 10 Joint Secretary Posts Through ‘Lateral Entry’

Bengal Facebook Arrested

West Bengal: Two Men Arrested For Facebook Posts Criticising Traffic Restrictions During Durga Puja

X-ray Test To Save Teenagers Getting Into Sex Trade

West Bengal: X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

Narendra Modi’s New Cabinet Occupied By Lawyers, Doctors And PhD Holders

Latest on The Logical Indian

Exclusive

South Delhi: Resident Welfare Association Claim That Public Parks Are Being Used For Political Activities

News

Ajit Doval’s Son Files Defamation Complaint Against Jairam Ramesh & Caravan Magazine

News

India’s Inequality: Country’s Richest 1% Grew Their Wealth By 39% In 2018, Says Oxfam Report

Get Inspired

All Women Assam Rifles Contingent To Script History, Will March Past Rajpath This Republic Day For The First Time

News

Mukesh Ambani Announces Plan To Take On Online Retail Giants Amazon And Flipkart

Awareness

With USA Looking To Tighten Visa Rules, What Lies Ahead For Spouses Of H-1B Holders?

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.