Graduates part of 40,000 applying for 532 road sweeper roles in India

More than 2,000 graduates have applied for the position of municipal road sweeper in the Indian city of Chandigarh.

The Daily Telegraph reported that a fifth of the 40,000 applicants for the 532 sweeper roles are graduates.

Officials in the north Indian city say the minimum education requirement for the £61-a-month role is to have passed 8th grade (equivalent of Year 9 in UK schools) in school.

Successful applicants can expect continued employment until the age of 60 and a marginal annual pay rise.

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