Unemployment in Uttar Pradesh is making highly qualified students to apply for the post of a sweeper. For 40,000 vacancies, lakhs of students have applied for the post of sweeper despite being well qualified and having professional course degrees.
Even Phd holders, graduates, post graduates have been applying for the post of a sweeper.
When asked about the reason for this, students told media that they don’t have enough opportunities to apply for jobs related to their area of education and in order to do any odd job they have no other option but to apply for the post of a sweeper.
Some students even said that it hardly matters that they apply or not, jobs will only be given to the students who have ‘jugad’ and everything is set from the backdoor and it’s just a formality to fill forms for the post of government workers in Uttar Pradesh.