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Government job: Why can’t you clinch even one in next 4 years?     

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By Akash Shukla

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Lucknow: The fascination for a government job is far from dead in Uttar Pradesh. The craze pretty much came to fore when 23 lakh applications were witnessed against 368 openings for peons.

The information on applicants is more than staggering: Among those who applied, the list includes 255 PhD holders, 1,52,730 engineering and technical degree holders, 24,969 postgraduates, and 7,500 ordinary graduates.

The applicants’ qualifications showed an apparent paradox of desperation and desire as there were some who had just passed class V and there were many others who even had a PhD to boast against the peon’s profile, if selected. Among others, there were MBAs, graduates and postgraduates.

The advert for the same was published on August 10 in newspapers and online. All applications had to be filed online before September 14. The job description invited applications for the posts of farrash (janitors or floor cleaners) and anusevaks (peons) in the Secretariat Services. The tabulated advert spoke of posts in Group D category. It included 218 posts in the general category (GT), 76 posts in the SC category, 5 posts in the ST category and 69 posts for applicants in the Others Backward Class (OBC) category.

The job includes cleaning, mopping, serving water and tea and assorting files properly. However, the silver lining in the cloud is the pay scale for the hopeless-hapless aspirants.

With a Grade Pay of Rs 1800, if selected, they would take home a range of Rs 15,000 per month.

Secretariat Administration secretary Prabhat Mittal expressed his amazement on the application count. Even if the interviews were conducted at the rate of 40 per day in one selection board, six days a week for seven hours per working day, the procedure would attain completion in around 4 years.

On being asked, an applicant quoted facts on Narendra Modi and said: “Even our PM was once a tea seller and many big shots did petty jobs in the beginning.”

On being asked about any information on PhD scholars who had applied for the same, he said there was one from Jaunpur. However, on being contacted, he was not reachable.

Many-a-source pleading anonymity revealed that government job fixation ahs once again made the so-called job-providing middlemen pro active and they are promising a peon position if they are ready to cough up Rs 10 lakh.

As expected, the official concerned had apparent and interesting remarks to make on the same.

A television channel quoted Skill Development Minister Abhishek Mishra. “Government is a better paymaster,” he said.  One more minister said it was because of the laptop initiative that was taken up by the Akhilesh government. The initiative made it possible for applicants from rural backdrop to manage their applications online.

In a similar advert in 2006, vacancies for 260 similar posts were published. Painting the picture of apathy in black and white, around 1 lakh people had applied against the same.

In a National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) report, the count of unemployed in the age group of 15-35 in Uttar Pradesh is all geared up to touch the 1-crore mark by 2017. This lays threadbare the job policy of condition in the state and we haven’t yet started on baton charge and cane charge once you choose to be committed for the ‘dream sarkari job’ that you pine and whine for. 

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Vivo To Invest Rs 4,000 Crore For New Plant in Uttar Pradesh

There are currently more than 70,000 retailers in India where Vivo phones are available and the company has more than 200 exclusive stores and two experience centres

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Vivo announces Rs 4,000 crore investment for new UP plant. (IANS)

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday announced an additional investment of Rs 4,000 crore over a period of four years for opening a new manufacturing plant on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh that will generate 5,000 jobs in its first phase of expansion.
The new 169-acre land has been acquired near the existing 50-acre manufacturing facility that will help expand Vivo’s manufacturing capabilities and support its continued growth in the country, the company said in a statement.

The Rs 4,000-crore investment, which does not include the cost of the land, will also spur job opportunities in the region, added Vivo that entered India in 2014.

“India is a key market for us, and today we have reiterated our commitment by entering the next phase of growth in India. We’re proud that the new plant will offer a major benefit to the surrounding area through high-quality job creation and training opportunities,” said Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India.

According to the company, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the initiative and congratulated it.

Currently, all Vivo smartphones sold in the country are being manufactured at the Greater Noida facility, which is one of Vivo’s four manufacturing factories globally.

The existing manufacturing set-up, which saw an investment of Rs 300 crore, produces two million units a month, with more than 5,000 people at work.

With the new facility, Vivo aims to double the current production capacity to 50 million units per annum.

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Currently, all Vivo smartphones sold in the country are being manufactured at the Greater Noida facility, which is one of Vivo’s four manufacturing factories globally.

This is the second big-ticket investment from a global smartphone maker in Uttar Pradesh.

In 2017, Samsung announced that it would invest Rs 4,915 crore to double its manufacturing capacity for smartphones and refrigerators at its Noida plant.

The South Korean giant in July set up one of the world’s largest mobile manufacturing facilities in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

When it comes to Vivo, the company was third with 10 per cent market share in India, after Xiaomi and Samsung, in the third quarter this year. Vivo performed exceedingly well in offline channels, said Counterpoint Research.

Marya told IANS in a recent interview that in terms of value, Vivo is the leader in the Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 segment and overall No. 2 in the Indian smartphone market for the past 18 months.

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According to him, the brand awareness of Vivo, which bagged the title sponsorship for five consecutive sessions of Indian Premier League (IPL) starting this year with a whopping Rs 2,199 crore bid, is 100 per cent.

There are currently more than 70,000 retailers in India where Vivo phones are available and the company has more than 200 exclusive stores and two experience centres.

“When we entered India, we were very clear that we wanted to build a very strong foundation here. And four years after entering the Indian market, we stay totally committed to the country,” he said. (IANS)