TDN World Desk: With the rising unemployment and perpetual economic slowdown Govt. jobs has been diminished. This story of Coimbatore, where a total of 7,000 engineers, graduates and diploma-holders has applied for 549 posts of sanitary workers in the city Corporation, reflects the pathetic picture of the educated youths in India.

According to Hindusthan Times, the Corporation had called for applications for the posts of 549 grade-1 sanitary posts and 7,000 applicants appeared for the three-day interview and verification of certificates which began on Wednesday.

70 per cent of the candidates, who applied for the vacant posts, have completed SSLC, the minimum qualification, and most of them were engineers, post- graduates, graduates and diploma-holders.

In some cases, it was found the applicants were already employed in private firms, but the government job attracted them as the starting salary is Rs 15,700.

Reportedly, many graduate applicants had not got the jobs according to the qualification they obtined and had to work to support the family with just mere Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 salary in private firms , where they had no job security and had to attend 12 hours duty per-day.