Tamil Nadu: 7,000 Engineers, Graduates, post-graduates Applied for 549 sanitary worker Posts :- To a big surprise for all a total of 7,000 engineers, graduates and diploma-holders have applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in the city Corporation of Coimbatore.
Graduates, post-graduates Applied for 549 sanitary worker Posts
According to the official sources, the Corporation had invited the applications for the 549 posts of grade-1 sanitary posts for eligible and interested candidates for which a total of 7,000 applicants appeared for the three-day interview and verification of certificates which has begun on Wednesday.
They further added that on verification of the documents, it was found that nearly 70 percent of the candidates have completed SSLC that is the minimum required qualification while most of them were engineers, post- graduates, graduates and diploma-holders.
Meanwhile, the officials also come across such cases where the applicants were already employed in private firms, but the government job attracted them as the starting salary is Rs 15,700.
Apart from these, those who are already working as the contract sanitary workers for the last 10 years have also applied for these permanent jobs.
On asking the candidates that why they want to do this job when they are well qualified, the officials got to know that many graduate applicants had not got the jobs according to the qualification. The candidates told that they had to work to support the family with just Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 as salary in private firms and toiled for 12 hours with no job security.
While on the other hand, the sanitary workers job fetches a salary of nearly Rs 20,000 with the work timings of three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening which is quite high as compared to the candidates working in private firms and also this job provides them with an option of doing other petty works during leisure.
Reportedly, the Corporation now has 2,000 permanent and 500 contract sanitary workers in its rolls.