Call it unemployment or call it lack of enterprise, graduates and even postgraduates are applying for a sweepers job.
Following an advertisement for 397 sweeper posts by the district administration of Gautam Budh Nagar, 1,076 applications were received. Among the applicants are more than a dozen postgraduates and graduates. Those selected would get jobs as sweepers in the villages of Gautam Budh Nagar.
More than the economic system it is India's educational system to be blamed. For if these highly educated think that a government job, even that of a sweeper is the only way to make a living, then it clearly indicates that a vast majority of us look at education as a means to an employment.