VIJAYAWADA: Over 21,000 post graduates have submitted their candidatures for the grama volunteer posts in tribal and rural areas across the state. On the last date for accepting applications, July 5, aspirants thronged to submit their applications.
The grama and ward volunteer posts drew sizeable submissions from the women candidates. Out of total 9 lakh applications, more than 4.02 lakh applications were received from women applicants.
The government relaxed the education qualification for the urban ward volunteer.
Earlier the qualification for the said posts was a degree, but with the government’s relaxation, the minimum qualification required was intermediate.
In the light of relaxation of education qualification for the urban ward volunteers from degree to intermediate, the last date for submission of applications was also extended to July 10 to facilitate the intermediate aspirants in urban areas to apply as well.
The concerned government departments said that the YSRC leadership had expressed their happiness with the huge response given to the Chief Minister’s brainchild grama volunteers and ward volunteer posts.