LUCKNOW: What could be the height of unemployment? The answer to this lies in UP where more than 23 lakh persons have applied against 368 posts of peon in the state secretariat. The number is almost half the population of Lucknow, which is 45 lakhs.
What is even more shocking is that over two lakh applicants are at least graduate with BTech, BSc, MSc and MCom degrees. Applications also include 255 candidates with a PhD degree in hand.
The recruitment was to be done through direct interview which may take a couple of years.
The job of a peon in UP government fetches a carry home salary of Rs 16,000 per month home to begin with and would increase periodically.
Candidates have their reason for applying. "It's better to work as a peon than to roam without a job," said Alok, an applicant who holds a PhD degree. Graduate Ratan Yadav added, "there is nothing wrong in taking up menial work."
Rekha Verma, another applicant, said that it was better to serve water to officers than to lead a life of dependency. "If you are jobless, you eventually seek help from relatives and friend... but for how long can one survive on the kindness of well-wishers," she said.
I earn more than 2 Lacs in IT. But, if I get a peon job in UP secretariat for 10,000/- per month, I am willing to leave my current job.
This is not Joblessness, This is CREAM people know they will get being a peon in one of the most corrupt states in India.
North India was far behind than south...south given so many scientist & ceo. SNR Rao....pachuri an Satya nadola...all because off concentration on right way.....but inn north they need Hindu Muslim riot, raam mandir & so on to development....thats d different between these two geographical area. Jai Akhilesh Still & tax free wid few hundred concubines included.....
These people know that they will earn in Lakhs even when their Salary will be less than 15000 Rupees per month.
UP Govt. wont even recruit these applicants based on merit. UP babus will play their card of referrals. Shame on them.
This is because, being a peon in government organisation is highly lucrative. They will get tons if money as bribe. You can't enter any government office without bribing the peon.
Where are truth speaking citizens in the country !!!! The situation may not be fully termed as Joblessness, why everyone in the country need only Govt. job ????
Thats not just job less ness its also because it can be highly rewarding widout much of a resposibility
What happened to Modi's promise for jobs for everybody.
Indian people take less risk, want government job and to be safe. That's why they are ready to take peon job in government; even though they are well educated.