Will their profession become obsolete?They learn their skills with considerable difficulty. They go to such schools which are not affiliated to any Board. Their schools are generally located in dilapidated buildings or in slums. To successfully clear their examinations, their eyesight must be excellent, their deft fingers are tested very minutely and strictly. Their hand-leg coordination must be excellent. They must have the ability to understand human psychology. They must possess the ability to convince the authorities in case of emergencies.
Even after such strict training, when they finally join their profession, their daily life is not that smooth. Everyday is an examination for them. Sometime they are successful and occasionally they fail. They can't work in any other areas except the locality earmarked for them. Their profession is fraught with danger.
But, unfortunately their scope of work has been diminishing rapidly. People have started relying on online transaction more and more. People don't go to the banks or ATMs frequently to withdraw cash. People don't carry large cash nowadays. More importantly, salaries are being deposited directly to the employees' accounts.
What would happen to them? Will their profession become obsolete? Does anybody think about the plight of the pickpockets?