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 - One Dead, Several Injured In A Cylinder Blast In UP's Meerut

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 - Higher Unemployment Rate Looms In US As Fed Fights Inflation: WSJ

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 - US-Based E-Scooter Giant Bird Lays Off 23% of Employees

This is a sad reminder of increasing unemployment in India.