A decade ago, in India government jobs were most prized for option for a fresh college graduate. Spending some arduous years in coaching institutes was the most favored path to get a Government job (until you happened to be a below average brilliant student in college). Come the 2000 – 2010 decade, jobs in private sector boomed and was most sought after. But the bubble soon burst with 2009-10 global meltdown of economy and recession. A revised 6th pay commission brought the most sought after salary hikes in the government sector. Government jobs are back again.