NMC is looking for breeding checkers. For just 25 posts of breeding checkers, 1,173 people have applied for it. The job involves visits to every house and other establishments to check mosquito breeding spots. Many people who are already employed in a private firm are also applying because what they are looking for is a Government job.
The minimum qualification for the job is SSC pass yet graduates and even post-graduate educated people have applied. Department was supposed to receive applications from 10 am but people started queing up from 7 am.
NMC officials made it very clear that there is no full-time posts available for breeding checkers. The recruitment drive is been done under the National Urban Health Mission, the concerned official said. The official added that the department has succeded in bringing down cases of dengue and other vector borne diseases but they still need more manpower and that’s why this recruitment drive is taking place.
While speaking to an official who doesn’t want to be named said, “The shortlistings of the candidates is a difficult job but its underway. We will recruit candidates and will not differentiate between anyone”.