A girl with Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree and numerous others having done Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Education (BEd) are among the 8,500 candidates who have applied for 18 posts of peon at the district courts here. Among the applicants are a large number of girls.
As the selection process began on Tuesday, the courts complex was bustling with activity as 2,800 candidates turned up to take the personality test and for interviews being conducted by judges in all 18 courts.
As many as 4,500 candidates have been called on Wednesday and the rest will appear on Thursday. Class 8 is the minimum educational qualification for the post, while upper age limit for applicants from general category is 37 and for applicants from SC/ST and backward classes is 42. Applicants have been called in alphabetical order. Names starting from ‘A’ to ‘I’ alphabets appeared in the interview on Tuesday, ‘J’ to ‘S’ will appear on Wednesday and rest on Thursday.
Among the candidates is Simarjit Kaur of Jogi Nagar here, who is an MPhil. Gurdeep Singh of Sardulgarh is an MCA. Amandeep Kaur from the city is MSc, while her namesake from Maur has done MA, MEd. Ashish Sharma of Patiala has done BSc in information technology, while Beant Kaur from the city is a BTech. Harmanjot Singh of Abohar is MA (history), while Hardeep Singh of Tapa is BTech.
“Since unemployment is rampant, the youth have no other option but to apply any post. The main attraction is that this a government job and the posts will regularised after some time,” expressed an applicant.
District and sessions judge Tejwinder Singh, who is overseeing the recruitment process, said the applicants had been divided into batches and are being interviewed by the judges accordingly.