Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Lazy Jobs !

The Indian parliament has passed a jobs bill, which will guarantee 100 days of employement to rural households !

It has been in the news for a while, but now it seems that the bill will become a law.

Between $ 3 bn and $ 17 bn in costs ! Probably every year ! How will they meet the expenditure for this ? I don't think that even 1 % of the money will reach those intended to receive it.

Another concern is : will this not create a nation of lazy people ? I mean, we get enough flak for slacking off as it is, but this is getting close to a welfare state, where people don't really need to actively search for employement/work....also all small-scale entreprenuership will die, as every household is now guaranteed of a job, at least for part of the year ! What will be the long-term repurcussions of this move ? As it is, the "welfare" ideology of reservations is killing all Indian institutions, with deserving candidates losing out on jobs/admissions/etc....now this seems just a bad move as that !

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