Unemployment has led to an increase in the number of youths applying for government jobs. With that, the number of applicants for jobs in the Bihar Legislative assembly has been humongous, especially for the class three and four- grade posts.
“The applications have already touched around five lakh for around 136 posts, including watchman, sweeper, gardener, driver and office attendant. The class 4 recruitments will be done directly through interview after scrutiny of applications,” said a senior government official.
Class 4 posts, which need eligibility of class 10, candidates with much higher academic qualifications, including BTech, MBA, postgraduates and graduates, have also applied.
For the first time after a long time, the state assembly has come up with large-scale recruitment prospects at various levels.
The bulk of the appointments will now be made directly through the newly formed Bihar Vidhan Sabha (recruitment and service conditions) rules, 2018.
The official also said that though the recruitment process has been outsourced to an outside agency, the number of applications for class 4 posts has been the highest in the age group of 18-37 years.
“We don’t exactly know the qualification of candidates, but considering the response, it is quite possible,” he added.
The response is big even for class 3, with around 2.75 lakh applications for around 125 posts spread across seven categories. The candidates will have to go through a two-tier process involving preliminary examination and mains exam for class 3.
A senior official of the secretariat administration informed that some of the job aspirants face BPSC and sub-inspector competitive examinations. Besides job surety, “high starting salary” is one of the reasons why the post has attracted so much attention.
The starting salary for the post is ₹18,000 to ₹56,900 per month. He added that the interview is going on and it will continue till February 2020.