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It is probably the unemployed youth who will first feel the impact of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The recruitment to fill over 34,000 notified vacancies will now be put on hold, according to reliable sources in the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) and the State Government.
The Government had given its approval for filling up the vacancies a couple of months ago and lakhs of job aspirants have been preparing for the examinations.
The notifications would have come by now but was delayed due to the Panchayat Elections in the State and poll-code norms.
The decision to carve out a separate Telangana announced on Tuesday has come as a shock to the aspirants from all the regions because it makes the recruitment for the present united Andhra Pradesh irrelevant.
“I have been preparing for Gr-I in Hyderabad since the last eight months after quitting my job. All that has gone waste as there is no clarity on when the recruitment will take place to the two States to be created,’’ K. Suresh Kumar a management graduate from Khammam told Business Line.
Many candidates from Andhra and Rayalaseema come to Hyderabad and join the various coaching institutes here to crack the exams for Government jobs.
“I am not worried about Andhra or Telangana, but my job. I will be past the age limit if the recruitment does not take place in the near future,’’ K. Srikanth from Kadapa said.
A senior official of the General Administration Department said due to the issues of repartition and nativity, all Government recruitments would naturally be put on hold till the process is completed.
As private sector is in the grips of a slowdown, many now aspire for a Government job but are concerned about the number of jobs that will be created in each State after bifurcation.
According to Government data, the number of vacancies notified during 1998-99 to 2003-04 was 192,468. Though it was only 153,529 during 2005-09, the number went up to 187,144 in the last two years.
It now remains to be seen how the bifurcation would cater to the aspirations of job-seekers in all regions.