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Helping the aspirants climb the career ladder

Covai Post Network


While many of his peers have been cursing themselves and their fate for not getting a government job, 28-year-old Ramadass, from Kovilur, a non-descript village, in Orathanadu taluk in Thanjavur district got selected as Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and then Sub-Inspector of Police within a period of just two years, thanks to the free special coaching offered by the study circle of District Employment Office, Thanjavur.

Ramadass, an engineering graduate, joined the coaching class in 2014 in a bid to get into a government job after trying in several private companies. He successfully cleared the examination conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) for the post of VAO. Later, he also cleared the examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Uniform Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) for the post of SI in May 2015.

Ramadass has been undergoing training since February this year. “I owe my success to the excellent coaching offered at the study circle of District Employment Office, Thanjavur,” he says. His ambition is to get into state civil service by clearing the Group I examinations.

His is not an isolated case of success. Like him, many others who had attended the free coaching classes have now landed in government jobs and are now serving in various departments.

“Last year, four candidates cleared the Group II TNPSC examinations and two others cleared the examinations conducted by State Bank of India for the clerical posts,” says K Kalaichelvan, Deputy Director, District Employment Office, who has a long list of successful candidates.

“Hard work and perseverance alone is required for the aspiring candidates to get into government job. Nothing else matters,” he adds.

Now the District Employment Office is offering coaching for the aspirants of TNPSC Group IV examinations. Collector A. Annadurai inaugurated the coaching on September 17 and released a guide, prepared by District Employment Office, containing question and answers. At least 276 candidates are attending the class.

“We even conducted coaching class for speech and hearing impaired candidates last year, using sign languages, by roping in the services of teachers working in the government school for the challenged. Seventeen candidates attended but unfortunately none of them cleared the exam. We have also released a 10-hour- run audio CD for visually challenged,” Kalaichelvan added.

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