Over 2L aspirants deprived of jobs. State bifurcation has dealt a big blow to the aspirations of more than two lakh unemployed youth as many...
Hyderabad: State bifurcation has dealt a big blow to the aspirations of more than two lakh unemployed youth as many notifications were held back due to the uncertain social situation. As the maximum age limit for most of the government jobs is 34-36 years, several youngsters who completed that age by January 31, 2013 itself have now become ineligible, according to official sources.
It might be recalled that the state government has on June 29 last year has issued a GO which was termed as ‘Adhoc Rule’ in which it stated that “… the maximum age limit prescribed in the rules for appointment by direct recruitment is hereby raised by ‘Two Years’ i.e., from 34 years to 36 years for the purpose of direct recruitment to the various categories of posts to be notified from the date of issue of this GO and up to December 31, 2013 by all the recruiting agencies in the State of Andhra Pradesh”
Former Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has assured in October that the GO would be renewed further in the interest of students thereby making the maximum age limit as 36 years for all general students for the next one year or so. But he did not do it during his tenure due to bifurcation imbroglio.
Chief Secretary P K Mohanty, who has issued the GO in June told The Hans India recently that the renewal would be done immediately- ‘in a day or two’. But he too failed to do so.
Now that the President’s Rule has been imposed and the notification for the General Elections is expected sometime later this week, it appears that the said GO may not be issued at all.
The job notifications too have come to a grinding halt and there is no possibility of holding till August- September this year, the unemployed youth are now in a state of utter despair.
“I have given up all the hope. We don’t know what would happen after the formation of new states. What would be the required man power and how much time the new government takes… all these questions remain answered. In the meantime, people like me will cross the 34 years limit,” Vinay Kumar Reddy, working as a teacher in a private school for a paltry sum of Rs 4,000 per month in Karmanghat area of Hyderabad lamented.
The Union Government has made it clear in the AP Reorganisation Bill that the present employment system would continue for at least five years and the APPSC will carry on holding tests and interviews in the days to come. Since the zonal system has been implemented for the past several years, the same would continue even after bifurcation, depending on the number of posts in each state, a top official of APPSC told The Hans India.
“What’s use in having rules when there is no job drive? State government has announced six months back that 70,000 jobs will be filled up soon and the Finance Ministry has already given clearance for it. But the APPSC has sat on the file. It’s solely the blunder committed by the constitutional bodies. We demand that the age bar should be increased further even before elections and the governor should take initiative,” R Krishnaiah, President of BC Welfare Association asserted.