Indians need to be told of jobs in civil sector: Palanivel
KUALA LUMPUR: More advertisements must be placed in Tamil radio stations and newspapers on the availability of jobs in the civil sector to increase awareness among Indian community.
“Many Indians are not aware about the opportunities in the civil sector,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri G. Palanivel during a press conference on Thursday. He said more Indians would be interested to apply for these jobs if they were aware about the jobs available.
“Publicity and advertisements must be increased and we want to do this through television, radio stations and newspapers,” he said after chairing a meeting on increasing opportunities for Indians in the civil sector.
He said a special team, comprising of MIC members, NGOS and retired civil servants, will be going around the country to meet Indian youths to talk to them about how and when to apply for the jobs. Palanivel, who is also MIC president, said the team would also be visiting tamil schools to speak to students.
“There are also many Indians in the civil sector who have not been promoted and stuck at the same level for many years due to various reasons,” he said adding the team was looking at ways to ensure this group received the promotions they deserved.
He said the highest number of Indians in the civil sector were in the legal, teaching and medical sectors. On another matter, Palanivel said the MIC would not give up any of its nine Parliamentary seats for state seats.
“We will retain all our Parliamentary seats,” he said adding that the party was concentrating on winning over voters in Perak, Selangor and Kedah.