Unemployment? In UP, more than 23 lakh candidates (yes, you read it right- 23 lakh) have applied against the 368 posts of peons in the state secretariat. The figure is almost half the population of Lucknow, which is 45 lakhs. More shockingly, over two lakh applicants have B Tech, BSc, MSc and MCom degrees. Among the applicants are 255 candidates with a PhD degree too!. Now compare these facts with the minimum job qualification required: class 5 and an ability to cycle.
The Sachivalaya Administration was shocked to see the response. The recruitment is to be done through interview, which may take a couple of years. The candidates have their own reasons for applying ranging from the lure of a government job to economic compulsions.