Published: 22nd November 2017
TMC student wing condemned government's decision to open up TNPSC to other state students, claims enough unemployed youth in State
The student wing head has issued a letter in this regard and demanded that the decision be revoked immediately
The Tamil Maanila Congress Student wing has issued a statement regarding the Tamil Nadu government's recent decision to open up the TNPSC exam to students from other states too.
Criticising the State government's move, the student wing said that there are already over 80,000 lakh unemployed youth in the State and opening up the exam to students from other states would be unfair to the youth here. In the statement, M Sunil Raja, President of the Student Wing said that out of these unemployed youth four lakh students were engineering students and most around the age of 21 when many young people are struggling to pay off their education loans without having jobs.
"Lots of parents have sold their lands to fund their student's education. Others have borrowed huge amounts of money for the same and now their children are without jobs. We have to consider these students first," the Student Leaders explained. He recalled the Coimbatore incident where a number of highly qualified candidates applied for sanitary worker jobs,"There were only 140 positions, 3000 people applied and 2500 of the applicants were BE, ME, MBA and MCA graduates. In a situation like this, why are we inviting other state students?"
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The student body also demands that in the event of students from other states pass the exam, they should be mandated to learn the local language within the first two years of their posting. Presently, the State has a 69 percent reservation for TN students but the Student wing members feel that general category students will lose out on posts.
The notification was issued on November 7 and the student wing demands that it immediately be revoked. "Lots of other States like Maharashtra have closed their exams to other states. We should do the same," he said.