In a shocking development which underscores the state of affairs vis a vis the unemployment issue in the country, close to 984 graduates and five MPhil pass outs have applied for the five ‘hamal’ or porter as its known in English, posts in Maharashtra, it has been reported. However, the educational qualification set for the post was just fourth class pass from school.
“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 reportedly said.
The exam for the class D post is likely to be conducted in August, he is quoted to have said by PTI. Among the applicants, 984 are graduates, 605 HSC (class12), 282 SSC (class 10) pass candidates, and 177 below SSC, PTI reported.
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.