With 15 vacancies for peons, drivers and guards in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, almost 11,000 unemployed young men streamed into the city not only from the state but also from neighboring Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and Sunday.
Although the positions required candidates who had passed 10th grade exams, applicants included graduates, postgraduates, engineers, MBAs, and even trainee civil judges.
One of the candidates, Ajay Baghel, said, “I have a degree in science. I applied for a peon.
Jitendra Maurya, a law graduate, said, “I applied for the driver’s position. I am also preparing for the judge exam. I’m from Madhav College. The situation is that sometimes there is no money to buy books. I thought I was getting some work. “
Some like Altaf even came from other countries. “I am a graduate from Uttar Pradesh for the job of the peon,” he told NDTV.
The huge crowd challenged the high standards of the Prime Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, in recent months.
“We’re going to hire a lakh in a year. We are going to leave no stone unturned to fill the backlog, “he said a few days ago, adding,” Everyone wants a civil service job, but I want to tell you that anyone, not every student, can get a government job to get.”
But numbers tell a different story. The total number of unemployed in the Madhya Pradesh labor exchanges is 32,57,136. This is despite the fact that the Ministry of Education has 30,600 vacancies, the Ministry of Interior 9,388, the Ministry of Health 8,592 and the Tax Office 9,530. Around one lakh positions are vacant in various departments of the state government.
Job seekers say this is why thousands show up even for low-paying government jobs like the one in Gwalior.
A recent government street vendor program received 15 lakh applications; Of the 99,000 selected, almost 90 percent are academics.
Congress has fueled the state’s job crisis with party spokesman Narendra Saluja saying: “This shows what the development of 17 years of Shivraj government is really like. Who talked about filling 1 lakh positions in a month? Where are these leaders? “When will you be out on the street?”
According to the Think Tanks Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in Madhya Pradesh was just 1.7 percent in November – far less than in other states.
However, another figure – that of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) – shows that in Madhya Pradesh alone no fewer than 95 people died of unemployment in the past year.
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