Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, at least 3,700 PhDs, 28,000 postgraduates and more than 50,000 graduates have applied for the post of messengers for which the minimum educational qualification required is being Class V pass. At least 62 vacant posts have been rolled out at the telecom wing of UP Police for which MBAs and BTechs have applied. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List

According to the police department, only 7,400 have studied up to Class V while the rest are all overqualified. “The job is like that of a postman’s and the person has to deliver police telecom department’s messages from one office to the other,” said police officials. Also Read - UP: 10 killed, 40 Injured As Truck Falls Into Gorge in Etawah, CM Yogi Announces 2 Lakh Compensation

The minimum qualification other being a Class V pass includes that of riding a bicycle. The selection for the job also requires a self-declaration that the applicant knows how to ride a bicycle. With the huge inflow of applications, the officials are now chalking out a plan to hold a selection test. Also Read - Guidelines Issued For Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. Details Here

The last day of the application was August 16 and the department has received over 93,500 applications for 62 posts. The main reason they attributed to this trend is lack of jobs in the market, while this job is full-time government job and also starting salary is Rs 20,000.

Reportedly, the 62 posts of peon-messenger have fallen vacant after 12 years.