Sir, now that you have raised a very valid point, let me try to present my views. My neither pro-BJP or pro-Congress. I just want some good to be done and what matters are hard facts.
Let us first take the issue of employment generation. Sir, what does even a salary of Rs.15,000 per month look like, if I know that I will get it month after month, on a regular basis? That is if my job is a permanent job? Sir, what if the Government itself encourages contract jobs?
The present Modi Government has done just this. Sir, the jobs should never be contract jobs. Please do come to Chennai and see every single company in the Manufacturing Sector. There is this thing called Fixed Term Employment. To encourage this, our fantastic Finance Minister gives an incentive to the employers. The share of the employee will be borne by the Government itself, as far as the PF is concerned for three years. Anyway, the employment is only for three years.
In Chennai, you will find that there are hundreds or even thousands of diploma holders and engineers employed in this fashion. The employers are very happy as the labor is very cheap. But what about the lives of these poor and innocent souls Sir? These boys come even from North India, are employed for three years and then thrown out.
How the hell can the Government encourage this? Make their jobs regular jobs. Give them minimum increment. Let them be happy. They can take a vehicle loan, or loan for consumer durable purchase. Today, not a single banker will touch them. I have myself recommended so many boys to these jobs. This is with the hope that if they go over to Mumbai, there is some hope of a regular job, particularly in chemical industries.
Sir, is this social justice? Is this not ridiculous? Why not Government jobs on contract? Why should the Government employees be pampered Sir? Only Government employees. The State Governments are not able to match the salaries of Central Government staff. This itself is a huge problem. The new Government jobs are not coming.
In her earlier avatar, the great Sushma Swaraj, who is now so active on Twitter, made the life of the lower level postal government employees. Today,they work for a pittance. Many are purely temporary jobs or contract jobs.
During her lifetime, Indira Gandhi never allowed all this nonsense. It started sometime during the Congress regime. But our great Modi has made life miserable for so many thousands of people.
What is the actual rate of inflation at the retail level,Sir. Am in Bangalore now. Not a single fruit is available for less than Rs.300 per kg. Everything is so costly. Please check the facts. The former RBI Governor Dr SubbaRao, put his foot down and advised the banks to revise deposit rates. Mr Modi has brought down the interest rates to less than seven percent. The actual rate of inflation is more than nine percent. The rate given out by the Government is absolute trash.
So, the middle classes have become very ordinary. Their lives are miserable. The poor anyway do not care. They have their own economy. Tea costs Rs.4 even today. You and I cannot drink such tea. So, where do we go Sir?
The demonetization exercise simply threw out thousands of labor, from North of India, employed in small establishments in so many places in South India. These innocent men came back when they returned. But they are so much exploited, thanks to our great Modi. There is not one single scheme of social significance. Yes, there is this very small premium collected towards life and accident insurance. Apart from that, his record for serving the poor and the middle class, is zero.
Sir, contract jobs are no solution for employment opportunities in a poor country like ours. The rich and the super rich are having a whale of a time.