Sarkari Naukri: Is it worth the efforts?

Sarkari Naukri or government positions in India have never gone out of fashion, however, before you apply for a Sarkari Naukri, it is very important to understand why and how it is separate from a private job, from payment to experience. There are a lot of positives as well as negative aspects if we go deeper into understanding how Sarkari Naukri actually works. Let's get a detailed description of how Sakari Naukri works in India.

We’ve all heard our parents say, “Sarkari Naukri lagwa le, beta.” But we never ask them for details. It is because India is a country with substantial employment issues. However, people often run behind governments jobs for various reasons. Let’s get a detailed description of how Sakari Naukri works in India.


What is Sarkari Naukri?

Any Sarkari Naukri or government job is essential in its field as the employees work for the Government, and they are the backbone of the country. The workers work for, and under the Government, hence they are never bothered by the ruling or opposition political parties in any state or area. Sarkari Naukri ensures security and consistency. Most government jobs work on serving the public, while some of them also mean helping the nation, in finance or travel or other sectors.


How are Sarkari Naukri is different from private jobs

Before applying for any Sarkari Naukri in India, it is very crucial to know why and how it is separate from a private appointment, from payment to experience.

In Sarkari Naukri, an employee is stuck with their Manager/Dept Head/Senior officers. If a manager is bullying, harassing, insulting, and making the work culture very abrasive to work in, a junior employee cannot do anything. They cannot complain to the HR; they cannot change jobs; they cannot penalize the company in any way for poor management.

They have to continue being bullied until the manager retires. This is both extremely harmful to the mental and physical health of the employee, their enjoyment of the job is reduced, and all this, in turn, reduces employee productivity. The organization is the loser in the long run.

Sarkari Naukri does not incentivize performance – there is no concept of performance-based salaries and hikes. Once you are a few years junior to someone at the time of joining a new job, the employee will continue to be junior his entire career. He will retire as a junior. All promotions are based on seniority, not on value-added/performance/skills/knowledge/feedback of customers. This is hugely demotivating to an employee and is not how performance works. The best companies in the world were often founded by people when they were young and lacking much experience. (Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc.). All hikes are decided by a pay commission, which happens once every decade or maybe even further apart.

No control over what you want to work on – the Government decides what work you get to do. Within this, the manager has the power not to assign any work to their juniors. Career growth and skill development are entirely in the hands of the employer. The employee has little say in their work.


How to get Sarkari Naukri in India?

Given the advantages that Sarkari Naukri gives, it isn’t straightforward to get one in the country. Sarkari Naukri or government positions in India have never gone out of fashion. And the current Cabinet approval of the 7th Pay Commission’s support has made government jobs in India even more appealing!

However, despite the massive demand for government jobs, few know how to go about applying for a public sector job. Here’s a ready primer:

1. Choose your area

There’s a room for everyone in the government services from generalists to business executives, and from archaeologists to scientists. The initial step, therefore, is to determine the sector that suits you best.

This choice must be based on your interests and qualifications. Most government jobs need a minimum teaching qualification, so ensure you apply to jobs for which you are appropriately qualified.

2. Keep a post for notifications

Government recruitments are usually stated publicly through websites and journals like Employment News, so keep an eye on them. Missing an application deadline usually involves a year’s delay or more until new applications are invited.

3. Fill the application watchfully

Applications for government positions typically expect candidates to fill a detailed application form. Fill out your form correctly since a minor error could result in your application being rejected. Ask the help of someone who has had earlier practice filling the form. Applications to government positions may also require the applicant to attach attested copies of documents like training and caste certificates, so don’t neglect to embed them.

4. Prepare well enough

Practically all government jobs need candidates to give qualifying tests followed by an interview, although the latter has been denied by the Union government for junior level jobs beginning January 2016. While the quality of examinations varies according to the situation, almost all exams have a segment on general knowledge and current affairs. A growing amount of reviews also lay importance on numerical ability, so touch up on your mathematical skills as well. Registering an institute or a coaching center could be an advantage.

5. Clear the exam and interview

There’s no purpose not to do fine in the reviews if you’ve prepared thoroughly. Keep the time part in mind, though, since many applicants lament that they were unable to finish the paper. The interview manner may differ according to the job, but the panel is generally warm and cordial. Government jobs give a steady livelihood and carry a certain amount of prestige. But the thought that working in the government sector is less stressful than the private sector isn’t undoubtedly valid. Several top government employees are known to work weekends, stay in the office late into the night, and adhere to stringent deadlines.


Advantages you get with a Sarkari Naukri

1. Job Security

Here People want job security. In Government, no one will terminate from your job they will transfer you from one place to another place or more they will suspend you. If anyone gets suspended, they will get a 50% salary (After a few week or month they will get their starting salary if they return from suspension). In Private Job, there is no place of suspended. You will terminate from your job, and you will not get any salary. And you have to find a new position in the private sector.

2. Less Working Hours

In Government Job, there are no fix target dates to complete the task. You have to do a job at fix timing. If any responsibility remains, you have not to take any tension. Office Timing may be from 10 AM to 6 PM maybe timing vary from places to places, but it will be fixed 8 hours. In the Private Sector, there is no fix timing if the project is on the deadline you have to work day and night to complete your project.

3. Salary

Initial Salary of Government Job is high as compare to the private sector if the designation is the same. In the Government sector, a peon gets more salary as compared to private industry peon. (Maybe individual sector engineer after seven years earn more salary as compared to the Government sector, but in the initial phase of career your salary will be more in the Government sector).

4. More Holidays

In a Government job, you will get more holidays as compared to Private Sector.

5. Medical Facility

In Government Job, you will get Medical Facility, but in the private sector, you will get Medical Facility when you are working in MNC and maybe middle size companies but not in small companies.

6. Pension

Pension has been removed by the central Government. Note – Those Central Government employees who joined Government service before 01.01.2004, will be paid premium by the Government after their retirement. But those employees who have joined Central Government after 01.01.2004, are not paid a pension by the Government. They subscribe to the National Pension Scheme (NPS). Both the employee and the Central Government are required to pay a minimum contribution every month.



Despite all the advantages, there’s another side to the coin, where Sarkari Naukri could be disadvantageous too. Here’s why:

1. Most private sector organizations try to stay on the cutting edge of technology. They try not to lose out on the advantages provided by modern tech to increase their productivity. Government organizations, however, resist change. It takes a long time to bring about any changes in the organization.

2. All are taken equally; excellence and hard work often do not pay well. If you have the zeal to do big projects, Sarkari Naukri may suffocate you. Top government jobs, such as civil services may be an exception.

3. The job security in Sarkari Naukri does not allow you to try for a job outside Government unless you are frustrated with the situation.

4. Promotions are often regular in government services, but you are promoted usually based on your seniority and not based on your work. Some stray posts do not have good promotional prospects. Where you land often decides your career.

5. Many offices do not care for discipline, hard word, public service. They generate ‘babu’ mentality of doing things.

6. Procedures are given precedence over intent. What it means is that if you do your file work properly and the result is terrible, you are safe; but if your intention is right and you take action to serve that but do not care for procedures, you may be in trouble.

7. You are often not given work according to your specialization, but vacancy or the boss’s whims. So, an electronics engineer might be doing accounts, and a Ph.D. in literature may be pushing files in the IT department.

8. Office maintenance, especially in field offices, is usually pathetic.

9. If you land in a corrupt organization, you either become corrupt, or your life may become difficult.

10. There is a reservation. If you are not from a reserved category, you might feel it. You might feel it, also when you are from a reserved class.

However, India is a developing country, and its always looking forward to developments in all sectors, mainly to decrease poverty and increase employment. Hence, Sarkari Naukri plays a vital role in providing opportunities to all citizens while also improving the status of the country.

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Alex is an MBA graduate who left his high-paid technical job in order to follow his dream for writing. Apart from working with TimesNext, Arun is also a dogsitter by profession. He can be easily spotted reading on the beachside in his home town Thiruvananthapuram.

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Alex Osian
Alex Osian
Alex is an MBA graduate who left his high-paid technical job in order to follow his dream for writing. Apart from working with TimesNext, Arun is also a dogsitter by profession. He can be easily spotted reading on the beachside in his home town Thiruvananthapuram.

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