It’s not about age only
WE NEED A COMPREHENSIVE RETIREMENT AGE POLICY
RETIREMENT BY M. AMIN KHAYAM
It has recently come in print media that we have presently more than six lac unemployed educated youth. The enhancement of retirement age and huge budget provision for govt. employees has once again triggered tumult among them. They believe govt. has kept them out of frame while earmarking huge budget provision for its machinery. On one side govt. has ignored rehabilitation of its sick units and no budget provision is available for setting up new Industrial Units, on other it talks of self employment. The schemes set up by the govt. for un-employed youth on papers are attractive but on ground these schemes are not viable owing to plethora of bottlenecks. For example, for setting up of units based on horticulture, floricultures, cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, poultry / sheep breeding, dhaba, restaurant or any shop, all these involve purchase of land or Shop. But the loan amount is too meager and the formalities too cumbersome, and interest rate too high.
The prevailing set up of our society on one hand shows cases where all the members of a family are employed and on the other hand none is found employed in other family. Furthermore, deserving are un-employed and un-deserving are employed.
Why is there poverty and joblessness prevailing here? Cause being un-equal distribution of wealth owing to which rich are becoming richer and the poor poorer.
In the present scenario, the tables have turned now and we have to change our mindset and approach towards new views and obligations towards the society under the slogan of “Live and Let Live”. Why should one work at only one work place continuously like a bull for long years? Why not have exposure towards new meadows and new pastures?
The govt. comprised of Executives, Legislators and Judiciary inclusive of union leaders should sit together and chalk-out a suitable and comprehensive retirement age policy not considering it on the basis of 58 or 60 years, but on the basis of socio-economic make up of our society inclusive of haves, have nots and our un-employed educated youth. Govt. and its employees should accept to mould in accordance with the need of the hour. While formulating revised retirement age policy, all the employees should not be measured with the same yard stick. A thorough segregation of the total employees has to be carried out and categorized them in several groups for consideration of retirement age in its right perspective and on asset / liability basis. A Technocrat, Scientist, Doctor, Ph.D, M. Phil, Professor, Research Scholar and a Peon cannot be measured with the same yardstick of. Agriculture Land, Apple Orchard and Saffron Field holders to whom land was transferred under “Land to Tiller” Act and a 2-3 room house owners have to be considered separately.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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