96000 apply for 38 peon's posts, 42000 for clerk in Maharashtra
MUMBAI: More than 96,000 people have applied for the job of peon in Maharashtra. There are 38 posts that were advertised.
The High court bench at Nagpur in Maharashtra got 96,845 applications for the posts of peon. Similarly, 42,725 applications came for the clerk (64 posts).
In the end just 380 candidates were shortlisted out of 96,000 odd and for the clerk post, 640 were shortlisted. After more screening, just 122 and 151 candidates would be called for interview.
RTI query by activist Sanjay Thul revealed the information. Also, it was found that Rs 90 lakh was obtained in fee collection from the candidates. In recent years, there has been a rise in number of applications, suggesting the level of unemployment.
[November 6, 2019 NewsBits.in]