In a state where more than 50 per 1,000 people are unemployed, any employment opportunity becomes much sought-after.
The state government undertaking, City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO)’s job advertisement last year received an overwhelming response, 17,000 applications for 40 posts.
The jobs are in various categories such as development officers, assistant public relations officers, security guards and drivers. This is CIDCO’s major recruitment drive in the past 15 years. The corporation hires specialists (isolated postings) through walk-in interviews though.
CIDCO plans and oversees housing and industrial development across
Maharashtra. Satellite town Navi Mumbai was planned and built by the corporation 35 years ago and now CIDCO is developing Mumbai’s second international airport near Panvel.
“We had invited applications for these posts last year. But when we received 17,000 applications, we appointed a specialised agency to scrutinise them,” CIDCO’s official spokesperson told the Hindustan Times on Wednesday.
The agency would conduct a written examination in reasoning and general intelligence, general knowledge and languages for job seekers at Shivaji Vidyalaya, Dadar, on February 20.
Those who clear the written tests would be invited for personal interviews at CIDCO headquarters in Navi Mumbai.
The spokesperson said that the process would be transparent and hassle-free.
“Everything will be computerised and we will get the list of successful candidates in sealed envelopes.”