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Local authorities in India overwhelmed by 75,000 applicants for 30 admin posts

by Futures Centre, Sep 18
1 minute read

A local government department in Chattigarh, India received 75,000 applications for just 30 peon  positions. The roles only required Class V level qualifications, equivalent to the final grade of primary education. According to the Hindustan Times, overqualified engineers, arts and sciences postgraduates were amongst the applicants for these admin level roles.

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The overwhelming number of applicants led the Directorate of Economics and Statistics to cancel the exam scheduled to select the applications.


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