State secretariat gets 7K applications for merely 13 canteen server vacancies.
Mumbai: As many as 7,000 persons, mostly graduates, had applied for 13 vacant posts of canteen waiters in Mantralaya, an official said on Friday. The government official said that a 100-mark written exam was recently conducted for the posts, for which educational qualification required was having passed Class 4.
The state official said “The exam formalities got completed on December 31 and currently the joining process is on. Two-three people are yet to submit their documents and officially join.” He said that out of the selected candidates, who are between 25 to 27 years, 12 are graduates and one has passed Class 12. He added that the maximum applicants for the 13 posts were graduates and those who had cleared Class 12.
Slamming the state government over the induction of graduates as waiters in the Mantralaya canteen, Leader of Oppos-ition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde said that the ministers and secretaries should be ashamed of taking the services of educated individuals.
“The 7,000 applicants for merely 13 posts is a blatant example of the employment conditions in the country and state. It is unfortunate that graduates were selected for the posts when the eligibility criteria was Class 4 pass,” the Nationalist Congress Party leader said. He sought to know how would ministers and secretaries feel taking food, tea and snacks from double graduates. “Instead of being shameful about this, the government will term it a part of the state’s progress,” Mr Munde claimed.
Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on providing employment to over two crore people in his tenure, Mr Munde sa-id, “Recently in Mahar-ashtra, 10.5 lakh people had applied for 852 vacant police posts. Similarly, one crore unemployed youth applied for 10,000 posts in the railways.” In 2018, one crore people lost their jobs of which 65 lakh were women, he said adding that programmes like Make in India, Make in Maharashtra, Skill India were failures.
Mr Munde said decisions like demonetisations and GST had finished small and medium industries, which in turn had led to an increase in unemployment.