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4 myths and facts associated with Government Jobs in India that every aspirant should know

Aug 24, 2016 15:16 IST
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Recently, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh government received applications from postgraduates and PhD holders in response to notifications released for porters & safai karamchari jobs. The craze for getting into a government job has become so high that qualified candidates are not hesitating to apply for those jobs that don’t even require the qualification of matriculate.

Every candidate has a dream of getting through a government body, irrespective of Central or State. Though private sectors offer lucrative salary packages, students still keep it as an ‘alternative option’ in case they do not qualify for Sarkari Naukri

The scenario of job market has been showing an exponential increase in the demand for government jobs. Though there are many valid reasons in support of this uprising demand, still it is shocking to note few myths associated with it as well.

Misconceptions like ‘permanent job status’, ‘no bound target’, ‘better payout’ and ‘9-5 working hours’ are fuelling the heavy demand for government jobs. 

If you are a serious government job aspirant, you ought to know the myths and clear your misconceptions. May be this can help you in strategizing your goal, even better!

Myth: Government Jobs are ‘Permanent’

Fact: Often tagged as the ‘permanent’ counterpart of the ‘temporary’ private jobs, government jobs are in fact not the same.

Many government organizations are recruiting candidates on contractual basis. Candidates are required to work on projects, which have particular time duration. For example recently, UPSRTC had invited applications for more than a hundred contractual posts.

Many reformations have been implemented for government officers. Regular performance assessment is being done to review non-performing officers and those with questionable office integrity.

Hence, in short, government officials with subdued work ethics, low performance and callous attitude to work shall have to let go of their jobs.

Myth: Government Jobs have ‘no target’

Fact: This point is in ally to the above one. Government bodies have started closing doors for non performers. Officials have to do their work duly.

Even many government bodies are considering outsourcing their work to private sector firms for timely accomplishments. Deadlines, targets and performance have become the major parameters in government sectors for assessing the performance of employees.

Myth: Government jobs ‘pay awesome’

Fact: This is true for entry level jobs. Be it State government bodies or Central government organizations, entry level jobs have better salary packages than the private jobs.

The benefits and allowances are the best part of every government job.

Government jobs stand low when it comes to the salary structure of higher posts. At higher level, a government employee earns less than a third of the salary of a private sector official of the same rank.  

Myth: Government jobs are ‘9-5 jobs’

Fact: For those who believe government jobs to be cushy and cozy 9-5 jobs, face the reality here! If you sneak peek through the daily work hours of higher officials, it will be around 10-11 hours. Even sometimes it goes beyond that!

Working as a government official is no less than a roller coaster ride! Those of you, had wrong conceptions about government sector jobs, should now reconsider their opinion.

Every job sector comes with its advantages and disadvantages; comforts and insecurities; payoffs and remuneration. It is up to the candidate to choose the right sector depending on the benefit factor and risk appetite.

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