An ongoing police constable recruitment test in Sagar in Madhya Pradesh in central India has attracted 900,000 candidates from all over the state for 14,000 constable posts in the state police.
The authorities have found that many have faked their fingerprints with super glue with the help of a computer. It is reported that 140 impersonators were arrested by the Bihar police during a similar constable recruitment exam.
It is also reported that the special task force (STF) had been asked to conduct a ‘poroscopy’ of the thumb impressions given by all medical students who appeared in the pre-medical test (PMT) after 2010.
Impersonators in many cases apparently had used synthetic bandages bearing thumb impressions of actual candidates. Traditionally, fingerprints were used as evidence in court cases and even in high-tech security systems. But revelations by those arrested for impersonation in Bihar and other places in India are proving to the world of forensic sciences that creating forged, latent fingerprints is relatively easy and unemployed in India would go to any extent to find jobs.
Youth Unemployment Rate in India is 12.9. The number of unemployed persons in India is said to be about 44.79 million.
Indian media reports ten million Indians with graduate, post-graduate and technical degrees were looking for work, meaning that 15% of all Indians with the highest levels of education were seeking jobs.
Meanwhile, political parties, civil organizations, professional bodies and intellectuals express their dismay at the haste of Maithri – Ranil ‘yahapalana’ government to sign the Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA) which they claim would open Sri Lanka for the unemployed in in India restricting opportunities for Sri Lankan youth and professionals.