17 lakh chasing 13K posts of teachers in Rajasthan

Ajmer (Rajasthan): In yet another evidence of spiralling unemployment in the country, as many as 17,89,589 unemployed youth have applied for recruitment to the 13,162 vacant posts of teachers in the schools run by the Rajasthan Government. The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) will soon hold an examination followed by interviews to decide who the fortunate ones would be.

Headmasters and senior teachers

The RPSC has advertised 5,000 posts of headmasters and 8,162 posts of senior teachers. Nine lakh applications have been received for appointment as headmasters while around 8 lakh want to become senior teachers. That means there are 192 candidates in race for each post of headmaster and 100 for that of senior teacher.

Upper age limit raised

Interestingly, the number of women candidates for the posts of headmaster is 3.74 lakh as against 2.99 lakh men. Among women, the number of OBC applicants is 2.17 lakh while that of general category is 1.54 lakh.
Sources in the RPSC say that one reason for the record number of applications is that the upper age limit has been raised to 40 years. That employment is rampant among the educated youth, of course, is also a contributing factor.

(Story: Arif Qureshi)