Dear MEL Topic Readers,
The jobs in India that attract thousands of applicants.
What are your priorities to find a job? There are factors such as challenge, satisfaction, salary, benefits, job security, work environment, location, flexibility, and status only to name a few. In India, a government job of any kind, such as police, military or railway, seems to be one of the most demanded and highly esteemed occupation. For example, over 23 million people applied for 100,000 posts in the national railway services, including porters, electricians, and trackmen. Also, a local government received 2.3 million applications for just 368 secretariat jobs.
Why over 6,000 people compete for a secretarial job? Surprisingly, many of those applicants are overqualified for those government jobs whose salaries are just competitive with private sectors. There seem to be both tangible benefits and intangible motivations for government jobs in India.
Enjoy reading and learn what drives people to look for a government job in India.