AHMEDABAD: The jobless growth of the economy was very apparent at the children’s park in Lal Darwaja and the traffic police headquarters in Mithakhali, where forms for jobs in the traffic regulation brigade (TRB) were being distributed. On first day of the the forms being available, which will continue till December 8, as many as 12,300 aspirants bought forms, including people holding double master’s degrees, lawyers, teachers and computer engineers.
Many of those buying forms were LRD (Lok Rakshak Dal) aspirants, who recently had their exam cancelled due to a paper leak.
TRB jawans have to assist cops in regulating traffic, for which they are paid a daily wage of Rs 300 and they may work a maximum of 27 days a month. Thus, a contracted TRB jawan gets a meagre monthly pay of Rs 8100 from the state government, for which he or she has to stand at a traffic point for at least eight hours.
Tejas Patel, DCP Traffic (admin), told TOI, “Some 12,300 forms were distributed on the first day, Wednesday, and the applications form will be distributed till December 8.”
About the educational qualification required for a post which is seeing multiple degree holders apply, Patel said, “The minimum educational qualification for this exam is just class IX-pass.”
DCP Traffic (West) Sanjay Kharat said traffic police are holding a recruitment drive to fill 1,400 posts of TRB jawans.
At both the form-distribution centres in the city, long queues were seen since Wednesday morning. Some 7,000 forms were distributed till Wednesday afternoon. The rush was so great that the forms got over by the afternoon.