New Delhi: As many as 3,700 PhD holders have applied for a job, which has a minimum eligibility criterion of class 5 pass. It is the job of messengers at the telecom department of the Uttar Pradesh police. The applicants for the job also include MBAs and BTechs, reports said. Also Read - Covid-19 Impact: Pakistan Fears Economic Losses of Rs 2.5 Trillion & Unemployment Of 18.5 Million People

The job requires a candidate to deliver messages from the Telecom wing to another office. Prior to this, a declaration is also needed on part of the candidate that they can ride a bicycle. As of now, there are 62 posts that are vacant. The starting salary is Rs 20,000. According to reports, the department is planning to conduct a written test which would consist of basic mathematics, logic reasoning, general knowledge etc. Also Read - Nearly 25 Million Jobs Could be Lost Worldwide Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, Warns UN

Around 93, 500 applications were received till the last date of registration. The telecom department is hoping that quality of work would improve as over-qualified people have applied for the job. Also Read - Farrukhabad Hostage Taker's Wife Beaten up by Locals, Succumbs to Her Injuries

This is a sad reminder of increasing unemployment in India.