What could be a bigger example than Gujarat state government has been unable to deal with the unemployment situation in the state. The unemployment situation in Gujarat is that about 38 lakh applications have been received for 12 thousand jobs in different departments. According to the data presented in the Cabinet meeting, for the 12 thousand vacancies in the state, 38 lakh applications have been received from Gujarat. Out of these 19 lakh applications, i.e. half the application is available for 1,800 vacancies of Talati’s post. Due to the deadline to apply, the figure of 38 lakhs can still be increased.
Surrounding the state government on this matter, Gujarat Congress President Amit Chhavda has targeted the state government. Labor and Employment Minister Dilip Thakore responded that the coming of more applications does not mean that there is more unemployment in the state. According to Dilip Thakor, people are thinking about better alternatives.
According to statistics, the job of Panchayat Talati in the state has taken the form of dream job. Remove the average then it is known that a total of 1055 people have applied for a post. At the same time, a total of 4,84,000 people have applied for 334 posts of Forest Beat Guard, which means that 1,449 people are in the race for a position.
There has been a considerable decrease in the number of applications for the quite populist police constable’s job. There are 8,7600 applications for 9,713 posts in total. Such trend has also been seen for Panchayat level jobs like Chief Service, Nab Chitney, Research Officer. Amit Chhawada of Congress says, the government can not justify these figures in any way. The unemployment situation is that lakhs of young people are applying for small jobs.
Dilip Thakor said, Statistics can be so high that many candidates have applied for many jobs and several districts.
More application does not mean that there is more unemployment in the state. Many young people working at the private sector or lower positions are also applying for jobs for the better option. Sociologist Gaurang Jani says, for more than two decades, recruitment for government jobs in the state was banned. In the last few years, due to lack of opportunities in the private sector, young people are coming towards government jobs. Even though the state government is making big claims, the truth is that there is a huge gap between demand and supply in terms of jobs.