Lucknow. UP Govt, which received a whopping 23 lakh applications for 368 peon posts, has advertised another 5200 Interviewer posts on Friday in order to conduct fair interview for all 23 lakh applicants. Akhilesh Yadav’s Govt has taken this step after sensing a potential backlash from applicants who are already raising concerns over fair interviews.
“It will take at least 4000 years to interview all 23 lakh applicants, if we do not recruit any new interviewers”, told Paralok, a senior official in Secretariat. “Though every one knows it takes a little longer with Govt tasks, 4000 years is a bit too much”. In the 23 lakh applications, over 2 lakh applicants are at least graduates, of which some are even PhD holders.
“Peon job is like an onsite role with direct client (bribe giving public) interaction and high incentives. Considering a peon in any MRO office earns more than any IT employee. Hence, it is not a surprise to see some IT employees applying for the prominent role”, told Mayank an IT employee from GCS Technologies who also applied for the Peon post. “I hope I will clear the interview and get the job”, he added.
On the other hand, eyeing at strong voter base in UP, Kejriwal started a new party in support of all the applicants, which is called PaaP (Peon Applicants aam admi Party). He also said that the party name (PaaP) now suits their work more.
Mean while, State Govt revealed that there are few celebrity names in the list of applicants for peon posts. Tiger Shroff, Ram Gopal Verma, Radhe Maa, Yogendra Yadav and Prashanth Bhushan are few among them. Rahul Gandhi was also present in initial list, but he was later declared disqualified after failing to prove that he had passed 5th grade in school.
Several politicians expressed their views and concerns over high number of applicants. Mulayam Singh expressed his dissatisfaction in a press meet by making controversial comments once again. “This is the problem with online applications. If we had just followed our old process ‘PB4J’ (Pay Bribe for Job), we could have finished the recruitment by now.”, told Mulayam. “Now, we had to advertise for another 5200 jobs for interviewer role. This is shame”, he said.
Our reliable sources from Secretariat suggested that Govt had already received another 54 lakh applications for the new 5200 Interviewer posts advertised.