The handing over of appointment letters to the unemployed graduates who have fulfilled the required criteria is nearing its last stage.
The relevant candidates should have obtained a first degree recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or possess a UGC recognized diploma prior to December 31, 2019.
There were over 70,000 applications received and of them 56,000 were in compliance with the required format. These applications were then subjected to verification by the University Grants Commission and several other institutions. Thereafter, some were rejected for failing to meet certain basic criteria despite having UGC recognized qualifications and eventually only 42,000 applicants met the required qualifications and criteria to receive appointments.
The chosen candidates were sent their appointment letters through speed post covering all districts which are expected to be completed by this evening. The distribution receipt for the relevant appointment letters sent by post would be obtained by the Postal Department.
The competent authority for granting these appointments is the Ministry of Public Administration Secretary. The chosen candidates should report to the relevant Divisional Secretaries within three days of receiving their appointment letters. In the event a candidate fails to report for training within seven (07) days of receiving their appointment letters, the appointment would be canceled.
During the one year training, the selected candidates would receive an allowance of Rs. 20,000 and thereafter they would receive appointments in the government sector with a pension. The appointments would be made district wise and it is compulsory for them to serve in their first appointment for five years.