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Applications open for jobs for unemployed grads

Age limit raised to 45 years

The programme to employ unemployed undergraduates will accept application forms until February 20, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a communiqué.

According to the PMD communiqué, candidates should not be more than 45 years of age. A monthly allowance of Rs. 20,000 will be paid during the one-year training period and appointments will be within the district.

The objective of this programme is to create a situation in which all young people have the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development process on a credible and rational basis to create a work culture beneficial to the country.

The programme is planned and implemented according to ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’, the policy statement of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Prospective candidates must have completed a degree or diploma programme recognised by the University Grants Commission before December 31, 2019. They should not be more than 45 years of age on that date. The applicant should be a permanent resident of the area that comes under the Divisional Secretariat to which the application is submitted and should not have been employed for a period of three years immediately preceding this process.

Duly completed application form with a photocopy of the degree or diploma certificate and the detailed result sheet (certified copies of original documents attested by a Justice of Peace or by an attorney- at- law) should be sent through the Speed Post Courier Service of the Postal Department of Sri Lanka before February 20. Application forms could be downloaded from the website.

Applications should be forwarded to the address: The Programme to Provide Jobs for Unemployed Graduates and Diploma Holders 2020, Corporate Management and Co-ordination Division, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 1.

If the applicant is a graduate, on the top left-hand corner of the envelope it should be stated ‘Graduate/ (name of the district)’ and if the applicant is a diploma holder, on the envelope it should state ‘Diploma Holder/ (name of the district)’.

Applications received after the deadline will be rejected. Selected candidates will be employed in the Ministry of Education (rural and estate schools), Department of Irrigation, Department of Agrarian Services, Department of Wildlife, Department of Indigenous Medicine, Ministry of Health (rural hospitals /dispensary), Survey Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Minor Export Crops, Department of Valuation and Department of Immigration and Emigration.

A monthly allowance of Rs. 20,000 will be paid during the one-year training period. Appointments will be made on district basis and it is compulsory to serve for five years in the district where the first appointment is made.

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