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25K aspirants for 15 posts: Rush for government jobs up in Kalyana Karnataka

25K aspirants for 15 posts: Rush for government jobs up in Kalyana Karnataka

State departments in Karnataka are grappling with substantial staff shortages, primarily driven by financial constraints, with over 75,000 vacancies in education, 35,000 in health, and 22,000 in the home department. The issue extends to various other departments, including revenue, rural development, panchayat raj, animal husbandry, finance, and Schedule Caste welfare, each facing around 10,000 vacant positions.

A significant challenge arises from the staggering number of unfilled positions, leading to intense competition during recruitment drives. A notable example is the commercial taxes department in Karnataka’s Kalyana, where 25,000 individuals are vying for just 15 superintendent posts. Despite the high demand for these positions, the financial constraints hinder the approval to fill numerous vacant posts across different departments.

25K aspirants for 15 posts: Rush for government jobs up in Kalyana Karnataka

According to the New Indian Express, there are over 2.56 lakh vacant state government posts. However, proposals to address this issue often face obstacles, as the finance department struggles to provide approval due to financial constraints. This situation exacerbates the existing problem of staff shortages, creating a strain on various public services.

India’s overall unemployment rate reached a two-year high of 10.09% in November 2023, according to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). This marks a substantial increase from the 7.09% recorded in September 2023. The data also reveal a rise in rural unemployment from 6.2% to 10.82%, while urban employment rates experienced a slight easing to 8.44% in November.

C.S. Shadakshari, President of the Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association, highlighted the paradox of overqualified applicants competing for positions that do not match their qualifications. He cited instances where individuals with engineering and MBA degrees applied for roles requiring only graduation

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