People with professional qualifications such as M Tech, B Tech and MBA, post graduates as well as graduates are in the race to bag the work of sweepers and sanitary workers in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretariat.
Many Diploma holders too are fighting it out for the posts of sweeper (10 vacancies) and sanitary worker (4 vacancies).
On September 26, the Assembly Secretariat sought applications for the posts.
The only qualification was that the aspiring candidates should be able-bodied. The minimum age limit was 18 years completed. The maximum age differed.
The Secretariat received a total of 4,607 applications, including from the Employment Exchange.
Of this, 677 applicants were rejected while the balance have fulfilled the eligibility criteria.
Earlier, on Tuesday, student leaders accused the Union government of presenting an Interim Budget that was silent on the issue of jobs and employment opportunities for youth in the country.
Students under various outfits will march from the Red Fort to Parliament tomorrow (February 7) in protest, they said in a joint statement.
N Sai Balaji, the president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union, said, “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi will come to young India for one more chance. But this time we are not going to give him any chance as our PM. Modi has ruined our future. Through our unity we are going to ensure all vacant government jobs are filled, 10 per cent of GDP is spent on education, gender and social justice is ensured.”