Mumbai: If one had doubts about the state of employment opportunities in India, or in this case the lack thereof, here is some definitive proof. In a shocking revelation, it has been found that the 2424 applicants for the job of ‘hamal’ (porter) in Maharashtra include graduates, post graduates and M Phil degree holders. The information was given out by a senior official on Monday.
Apart from 984 graduates, five M Phil degree holders and nine post-graduate diploma holders, 109 Diploma and 253 PG degree holders have also applied for the fourth grade job, the official informed.
The minimum educational qualification required for the post is fourth standard pass.
“We have received applications from 2,424 candidates for the five ‘hamal’ posts. They include 5 MPhil holder, 9 PG diploma holders, 109 diploma holders and 253 with PG degree,” Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) Secretary Rajendra Mangrulkar said.
The exam for the class D post is likely to be conducted in August, he said. Among the applicants, 984 are graduates, 605 HSC (Class 12), 282 SSC (Class 10) pass candidates, and 177 below SSC.
MPSC had advertised for these posts in December 2015. The age limit for the posts is 18-33 years. In the written test, candidates will be examined for their linguistic ability and basic maths skills.
(With PTI inputs)