MBAs And BTechs Clean Drains To Qualify As Sweepers In Allahabad Municipal Corporation, Uttar Pradesh

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Allahabad, December 11, 2016: People with graduate and post-graduate degrees, including BTech and MBA degrees, appeared for the practical examination of cleaning drains and to become sweepers with the Allahabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Times of India reported on Friday.

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The practical examination was introduced in 2008 by the Allahabad Municipal Corporation to evaluate cleaning skills.

Around 1.10 lakh candidates appeared for the practical examination to fill up the 119 vacancies in Allahabad and around 100 in every district across the state.

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The minimum qualification required for the job is the ability to read and write in Hindi.

According to the HuffingtonPost report, “In Bhatinda, the majority of 8,500 applications for 19 posts of a Class IV position, came from people with Mphils, MSc, and BTech degrees.”

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Earlier this year, over 17,000 people applied for 114 posts of sweepers(safai karmachari) in Amroha district including those with MBA, BSc and BTech degrees for a pay of Rs. 17,000 a month.

by NewsGram team