More than 2.3 million people applied for vacant assistant positions in the government of Uttar Pradesh in India. To interview all applicants would take around four years, says the authorities.
There will be hired 368 new assistants in the state north of the country, according to Indian media.
Among the 2.3 million applicants, 222,000 had a higher education and 225 with doctoral education.
The minimum requirement for the job was to have completed fifth grade and be able to bicycle, according to the newspaper The Hindu.
The job is to make tea, bring beverages and documents to employees, and the salary is 20,000 rupees, equivalent to about $300 a month.
To interview all applicants would take approximately four years, estimates Minister Ambika Chaudhary.
- We will probably have to ask for new applications and a new recruitment process, says Chaudhary.
Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state, with around 200 million inhabitants. Of those aged 15 to 35 years, 13 million are unemployed.
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