Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Court Questions Appointment Process

SC Notice on Move for Private Sector Heads of Government Banks -
06.05.2015 Indian Express
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government and the Reserve Bank of India on a PIL challenging the government's move to appoint executives from private sector financial institutions as heads of five large public sector banks.

Issuing notice on a plea by K.D. Khera, a former president of All India Bank Officers Confederation, a bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice R.K.Agrawal also sought response from the Punjab National Bank, IDBI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and Canara Bank.

The PIL petition has challenged the February 26 advertisement by the department of financial services of the finance ministry, contending that inviting applications for the post of MD and CEO in the public sector banks is against the constitutional and statutory framework.

The government move to promote outsiders in the public sector banks is discriminatory to the "well-experienced, in-house staff of these banks, who are more capable to take up these appointments", the PIL said.

Khera told the court that the senior level personnel and employees at the public sector banks have worked there for decades and form the backbone of the Indian banking industry. However, they are now being "completely overlooked for these posts through the aforesaid advertisement".

Assailing the eligibility criteria advertised by the government for the MD & CEO of the five banks holding huge investments of general public, Khera has contended that criteria has been so designed that "all the all existing executive directors of PSB (who were the only people eligible under the old policy) will automatically become ineligible solely on account of cut-off age of 55 years with three years board experience".

Attributing "malafide", Khera has contended that cut-off age has been "purposely" kept at 55 years as it would make only private sector applicants solely eligible.


3 PSU Banks Seek Exemption From Dividend Payment-NDTV-02.05.2015
New Delhi: Three public sector banks - Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Allahabad Bank - have sought exemption from payment of dividend citing higher provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs).

"These banks want to improve capital adequacy by ploughing back the profits as they are not finding conducive conditions to raise capital from the market," the Finance Ministry said recently.

The three banks have requested for "exemption from payment of dividend" on account of a decrease in profit due to higher provisioning against bad loans (NPAs).
As per the Budget Estimates 2015-16, the projections from 'dividend and profit' from public sector companies and banks has been pegged at about Rs 1,00,651 crore. The revised estimate for the last fiscal year was Rs 88,781 crore.

In 2014-15, Union Bank of India had deferred its plan to raise Rs 1,386 crore fund through qualified institutional placement (QIP) to the current fiscal year.
There are 24 listed public sector banks.
The three banks will be announcing their annual results for 2014-15 in the coming days.
Union Bank of India had reported a 13.33 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 302.42 crore for the October-December quarter of 2014-15. The bank had a net profit of Rs 348.94 crore in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14.

Bank of India had posted a profit of Rs 173.38 crore during the period, down from Rs 585.82 crore in October-December quarter of 2013-14.
Allahabad Bank's profit during the period had almost halved to Rs 164 crore year-on-year.
Government has approved dilution of equity share holding of 52 per cent based on the credit growth, available capital, market valuation and performance of the bank.
The dilution of holding based on efficiency parameters is aimed at ensuring that credit needs of banks are taken care of.

Banking majors shake hands with start-ups for data intelligence-Hindu Business Line
By Rajesh Kurup/K Ram Kumar 

State Bank of India had to decide whether or not to extend loans to customers looking to invest in a housing project in Noida.
Though everything about the project looked good on paper, including the developer’s brand name, SBI decided against entertaining loans for it. Thanks to a partnership with online real estate start-up PropTiger, SBI got access to data that indicated that many customers who had already invested in this project were exiting due to delays and land issues.

 
Like SBI, banks are increasingly joining hands with online real estate portals to get market intelligence and buying trends. Crucial decisions such as going slow on taking exposure to housing projects in one city and stepping it up in another are increasingly being taken by banks based on information sourced from such online platforms.
Private sector lender ICICI Bank, for instance, is the preferred financial partner for three-year-old IndiaProperty.com, while three-year-old Housing.com has tie-ups with biggies such as Standard Chartered, HDFC and Axis Bank.
 
“Banks and private equity firms planning to take an exposure in real estate projects need a lot of data before lending at a project level or approving home loans to customers buying apartments in a particular project. We provide this data, which can be then sliced and diced,” said Dhruv Agarwala, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of PropTiger.
Data analytics and ability to track user behaviour online is prompting the tie-up between banks and the start-ups. This includes data related to developer background, developer track record, information on new projects, demand-supply equation in a region and configuration and reigning prices, among others.
 
The monthly home loan uptake in the country is about ₹15,000 crore and analysts said partnerships with online players can increase uptake. The online sites get 3-5 million visitors a month and banks can convert these leads into business.
“We are great at technology, and banks are looking at tapping into customers who use online and mobile technologies for home buys. For banks, these tie-ups help them focus on their core competency,” said Advitiya Sharma, co-founder of Housing.com.
Project certification
In return, banks certify the projects listed on the website following a due diligence, giving them “trust and credibility”.


Banks to witness higher attrition this year: Experts-Business Standard 04.05.2015

The new banks are expanding their teams at a rapid pace and existing banks are grappling with talent retention
 
Banks are likely to witness up to 50 per cent increase in attrition this year compared to last year as new players entering the sector would prefer seasoned industry professionals to grow their operations, say experts.

The two new banking licences, that were given by RBI to infrastructure financing firm IDFC and micro-finance firm Bandhan Financial Services, are also expected to create job opportunities across the board in the banking space, they said.

The new banks are expanding their teams at a rapid pace and existing banks are grappling with talent retention. The existing players are looking to either rebuild their teams to pre-crisis levels or at expansion in their verticals to make the most of favourable economic sentiments.

"In fact, we expect 50 per cent higher attrition level compared to last year across all revenue-generating functions in banking," Michael Page India Regional Director Nicolas Dumoulin told PTI.

While, he said for support functions the attrition levels are likely to be higher by 25 per cent compared to last year.

GlobalHunt Managing Director Sunil Goel said, "Large pool of jobs is expected to be created wherein the maximum number of the jobs will include the bottom of the pyramid, but yes existing banking and financial professionals will get recruited by the new players so the attrition will get added another 15-20 per cent for current companies."

Though all the existing players will try to retain talent by giving large portfolio and decent compensation, but boom in the industry will bring the attrition higher than ongoing rate, he opined.

Dumoulin said that this trend has already picked up pace over the last six months as new entrants, foreign banks- both existing as well as new entrants, and global pension funds (setting up offices in India) are driving the current recruitments in the market adding to higher churn in the market.

Recently Qatar-based Doha Bank commenced operation in the country.

This attrition, Dumoulin said, will coincide with the appraisal cycle
 
Why mergers between public sector banks remain a non-starter -Hindu Business Line -05.05.15
Mergers between private banks have happened at regular intervals. Last week, Kotak Mahindra Bank completed all formalities for the acquisition of ING Vysya Bank. That not only helped Kotak leapfrog to the fourth place among private banks in terms of size but has also given it a strong pan-Indian presence.
At about the same time, a Finance Ministry panel recommended that smaller public sector banks get ready for merger with their bigger brothers. For anyone following the debate, it would seem that this is another trial balloon floated to prepare public opinion about the need and benefits of consolidation.
Public sector banks are 27 in number. From the time of the Narasimham Committee (1991), there has been talk of creating four global-sized banks and about a dozen large domestic banks.
Every one agrees there is need to build scale, consolidate capacity, avoid unnecessary competition and preserve scarce government capital for deployment in fewer banks.
No progress

Despite finance ministers of various political denominations floating the idea of consolidation many times, the issue has remained exactly where it was two decades ago — at discussion stage.
The matter came up once again at the Finance Ministry-convened Gyan Sangam earlier this year. The outcome was a damp squib since bankers decided it was not the appropriate time to discuss the issue in view of the difficulties faced by banks over non-performing assets and capital-raising.
The Government also deferred to the prevailing sentiment and said that it will not force mergers and that it was up to the bank boards to take the issue further. That completes the usual loop that finance ministers go through after first proposing the idea.
Why has it been so difficult to put through even a single merger in the public sector bank space — except when it has meant a forcible rescue operation mounted at the behest of the regulator?
Bankers in the public sector feel that they simply don’t have the time to take a long-term view as private bankers are often able to in matters relating to consolidation.
One reason why private banks such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank or Kotak have been able to put through mergers and grow has been the long tenure of the top management.
Chanda Kochhar, for instance, has been with the ICICI Bank and its parent ICICI right through the past two decades, as have some of her key officials.
In HDFC Bank, Aditya Puri and Paresh Sukthankar have been with the bank since inception in 1994. And Kotak too has retained most of its core team since the last two-and-a-half decades when it started as an NBFC.
The stability in tenure, long innings, and the reputation and personal stake of the top management at these banks have made a difference and enabled them to think long term.
Limited time

Public sector bank chiefs don’t get this opportunity. They usually get a three-year term, which again is varied across different banks.
They come into office after a long stint with another public sector bank. It usually takes a couple of months to get a hang of what is going on.
Then the focus is on undoing the ‘misdeeds’ of the predecessor and bringing some change to help the organisation cope with changing realities. This takes up much of the second and third years.
And before year three is over, it is time to stop taking decisions, cover the flanks and pack up.
A merger is the last thing on their minds when they have a dozen other problems to handle. There is no incentive to take ownership for a tough decision that involves people and which the CMD will not be able to see through fully in his/her tenure.
So, it looks as though for some more time, PSB mergers will be basically an intellectual pastime and a seminar topic.
One solution

If the government really wants the mergers to happen, then perhaps there is perhaps only one way. The Finance Secretary will just have to call two bank chairmen and ask them to get on with it.
That may not be a great advertisement for corporate governance and board autonomy and such other pious ideals. Given the current realities, expecting public sector bankers to do it on their own is asking for the impossible.

FinMin initiates process of identifying chairmen for PSU banks

There are eight vacancies for this slot at various public sector banks including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Syndicate Bank and Canara
 
The Finance Ministry has initiated the process of identifying persons like retired bureaucrats and bankers who could be appointed as non-executive chairmen of various public sector banks.

Vacancies for the position of non-executive chairman have arisen following the government decision to bifurcate the post of Chairman and Managing Director at PSU banks last year.

.There are eight vacancies for this slot at various public sector banks including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank

The government is also looking for appointing chairmen at Bank of India and IDBI Bank in place of the incumbents.

In December, the government had appointed Managing Director and CEO in four state-owned banks -- Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank.

According to sources, people would be shortlisted as per the eligibility guidelines issued by the Finance Ministry.

There would be no interviews for these people who could either be former private or public sector bankers or retired bureaucrats, they said.

The Finance Ministry has initiated the process of selection and decision in this regard would be taken soon, the sources said.

Besides, the ministry has also invited applications from eligible candidates for appointment of CEO and Managing Directors at five large public sector banks.

The last date for filing application for these vacancies is tomorrow as per the relaxed eligibility criteria.

Last month, the ministry had issued norms for the appointment of non-official directors.

As per the new norms, the applicant would need to have at least a graduation degree and should be less than 67 years of age, with 20 years of work experience.

Eminent persons with special academic training or practical experience in the fields of agriculture, rural economy, banking, cooperation, economics, business management, among others would be considered for the post.

Retired senior government officials; academicians; directors of premier Management; Banking Institutes; professors and Chartered Accountants with 20 years experience would also be considered.

A high-level search committee would go through the applications and recommend names to the government for approval.

Reservation In Promotion In Public Sector Banks

High court quashes quota in promotion-The Telegraph  5th May 2015

Patna, May 4: Patna High Court on Monday quashed the state government's decision to provide reservation benefits to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions.

Stating that the state government did not take into consideration the overall backwardness of the castes, the single bench of Justice Vijayendra Nath said the decision (quota to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes [SC/STs] in promotion) was unconstitututional.

The state government had issued a notification in August 2012, ensuring reservation in promotion for SC/ST employees in government services. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Nitish Kumar.




Upholding a petition filed by an aggrieved general category employee Sushil Kumar Singh and others challenging the reservation in promotions, the high court said the state failed to contemplate on the impact of the reservation policy in promotion on the overall administrative efficiency.

The principal additional advocate-general, Lalit Kishore, said: "We will study the judgment first. Then we will adopt appropriate legal recourse."

The petitioner's lawyer, Vindhyachal Singh, referred to the M. Nagaraj vs Union of India (October 2006) case and said the state must demonstrate backwardness, inadequacy of representation and maintenance of efficiency before providing reservation in promotions, which the Bihar government failed to do.
The Supreme Court had held in the M. Nagaraj, Indra Sawhney and various other cases that reservation in promotions could be provided only if there was enough data and evidence to justify the need.
The high court on Monday was of the view that reservation should not be provided at the cost of efficiency of the administration as the same amounts to erosion of public interest.

The single bench also held that the reservation benefits to SCs and STs in promotions to higher posts in government services was done without enough data. No proper survey was conducted either.
"The state failed to furnish sufficient valid data to justify the move to promote employees on caste basis. The conditions have not been satisfied," the bench observed.

While quashing the state government's notification to provide reservation benefits to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions, the bench on Monday took into account the applicability of "ceiling limit" and "creamy layer" before providing reservation to SCs and STs in promotions as the Supreme Court had clearly stated earlier in its judgment that both these factors would apply while providing reservation in promotions.

The state cabinet on August 17, 2012, had given its nod to continue reservation in promotions of SC/ST government employees to protect their interests. The decision of the government will benefit them (government employees), cabinet secretariat department's then principal secretary Ravikant had said in the post-cabinet briefing.


Even opposition parties and then deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had favoured the continuation of the reservation policy. Modi had said that SC/ST people in government services should have reservation facilities in promotion during their service period, as it would serve to protect their interests.
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Courts can't ask states to provide quota in promotions, says Supreme Court-11 Jan 2015 DNA

The Constitution enables governments to provide for reservation of SC/ST category employees even in promotions but courts cannot direct them to make such a provision, the Supreme Court has ruled.
A bench of justices J Chelameswar and A K Sikri, however, said the aggrieved employees, belonging to SC/ST categories, can themselves seek redressal from the court if they are denied the rightful promotions.

"Insofar as making of provisions for reservation in matters of promotion to any class or classes of post is concerned, such a provision can be made in favour of SC/ST category employees if, in the opinion of the State, they are not adequately represented in services under the State.

"Thus, no doubt, power lies with the State to make a provision, but, at the same time, courts cannot issue any mandamus to the State to necessarily make such a provision. It is for the State to act, in a given situation, and to take such an affirmative action," the bench said.

Whenever, there exists such a provision for reservation in the matters of recruitment or promotion, it would bestow an enforceable right in favour of persons belonging to SC/ST category and on failure on the part of authorities to reserve posts in selections or promotions, the employees concerned can move the court to get their rights enforced, it said.

The court discussed the clause 4 and 4A of Article 16, which deal with quota in promotions in services also in its verdict and said these are "only the enabling provisions which permit the State to make provision for reservation of these category of persons".

The court's observations came while deciding a plea of Central Bank of India SC/ST Employees Welfare Association and others which had challenged the decision of the bank not to grant reservation in promotions in all categories.

The PSU bank had taken the stand that there was no rule of reservation for promotion in the Class A (Class-I) to the posts/scales having basic salary of more than Rs 5,700.

The court, in its 36-page verdict, said, "While setting aside the impugned judgment of the high court to the extent it holds that office memorandum dated 13-8-1997 makes a provision for reservation, it is clarified that at present there is no provision for reservation in promotion by selection only in respect of those posts which carry an ultimate salary of 5,700 per month ...

"Qua appellant banks, that would be in respect of Scale-VII and above. Therefore, to carry out promotions from Scale-I up wards up to Scale-VI, reservation in promotion in favour of SC/ST employees has to be given.

"It would have the effect of allowing the writ petitions filed by the respondents/unions partly with directions to the appellant Banks to make provision for reservations while carrying out promotions from Scale-I to to Scale-II and upward up to Scale-VI."

The bank had said that as per the promotion policy, the candidates belonging to SC/ST category have been given reservation at the initial level of recruitment and also for promotion in the clerical cadre.
"Such a reservation is also provided for promotion from clerical grade to the lowest rank in the officers grade which is commonly known as Junior Management Grade Scale-I (Scale-I).

"However, when it comes to promotion from Scale-I to the next scale, which is known as Middle Management Grade Scale-II (Scale-II), the Banks have not been making any reservations while carrying out these promotions," the bank had said.

No Reservation in Promotion – Supreme Court..
Supreme Court in a landmark judgement has ruled out reservation in promotion for SC/ST categories.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has ruled that there could be no quota for SC and ST employees for top posts in public sector banks but reservation for them was permissible in posts from scale-I till scale-VI.
 
A bench of J.Chelameswar and A.K.Sikri held that though there was no provision for reservation in promotion in banks for officers from scale-I onwards but an office memorandum issued by Department of Public Enterprises in November 2004 permitting quota up to scale-VI.
The bench informed that “the policy of no reservation in the matter of promotion is applicable only from Scale-VII and above. It, therefore, clearly follows that in so far as promotion from Scale-I to Scale-II, Scale-II to Scale-III, Scale-III to Scale-IV, Scale-IV to Scale-V, Scale-V to Scale-VI are concerned, reservation is to provided”. The bench said: “It is clarified that at present there is no provision for reservation in promotion by selection only in respect of those posts which carry an ultimate of 5,700/- per month (revised to 18,300 and 20,800/- per month in respect of those public sector undertakings following IDA pattern). Qua (with regard to) appellant Banks, that would be in respect of Scale-VII and above. Therefore, to carry out promotions from Scale-I upwards upto Scale-VI, reservation in promotion in favour of SC/ST employees has to be given.”
 
The court passed the order on a bunch appeals filed by banks challenging the Madras HC order directing them to provide reservation on the ground that there is no adequate representation of SC/ST category of officers in Group-IV and above.
 
The apex court held that HC in its verdict of 2009 has gone by the lofty ideals enshrined in Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution as well as the fact that in there banks there is no adequate representation of SC/ST category of officers in Group-IV and above.
 
 
“That may be so. It can only provide justification for making a provision of this nature.
“However, in the absence of such provision, same cannot be read by overstretching the language of office memorandum dated August 13, 1997?, it said.
 
Clarifying its verdict, the bench said, it would have the effect of allowing the writ petitions with directions to the appellant banks to make provision for reservations while carrying out promotions from Scale-I to Scale-II and upward upto Scale-VI.
 
 


To counter the push for quota in promotion for SC/ST in government jobs, Samajwadi Party demanded proportionate reservation for Muslims through a Constitutional amendment -17th Dec 2012
 
The Constitution amendment bill providing for quota in promotions for SCs and STs in government jobs was passed by Rajya Sabha with an overwhelming support on Monday 17 December. The Constitution (117th Amendment) bill got the backing of 206 members while 10 voted against the legislation in a House of 245. A total of 216 members were present.
 
While UPA ally Samajwadi Party (SP) strongly opposed the bill, another outside ally of the government pushed for it, compelling the government to toe its stand. Nine SP members voted against the bill along with an Independent Md Adeeb.
All four members of Shiv Sena, were not present in the House. SP and Shiv sena are the only parties which are opposed to the bill.
 
In an apparent move to counter the push for the bill in Rajya Sabha, the SP on Monday demanded proportionate reservation for Muslims through a Constitutional amendment.
The issue triggered an uproar in the House in the morning with SP members rushing into the Well leading to its adjournment for 30 minutes during Question Hour.
 
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ram Gopal Yadav of SP said that the Rajinder Sachar Committee in its report pointed out that the condition of Muslims was worse than Dalits and so there should a Constitutional amendment to provide for quota to Muslims.
 
“When quota in promotion (for SC/ST) can be given by amending Constitution, then why Muslims should not be given reservation in proportion to their population through a Constitution Amendment Bill,” Yadav asked. LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and RJD members supported him.
Earlier, as soon as the House met for the day, Yadav said he has given a notice for suspension of Question Hour to take up the issue.
 
To garner maximum support, government incorporated some crucial elements like 22 percent cap on promotions for which consideration of Annual Confidential Report (ACR) will be crucial. Reeling out figures, Narayanasamy pointed out that discrimination against the SCs/STs/OBCs continue and they are inadequately represented in the top bureaucracy. He said quota in promotion existed since 1995 but the decision in Indira Sawhney case put spokes in it.
 
Commenting on SP’s stance on the bill, Congress MP PL Punia, who is also the Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes said, “It is intriguing to see that the MPs and MLAs of the Samajwadi Party from the Dalit community are mute spectators and are maintaining conspicuous silence over the anti-Dalit stance of their party on the bill.”
 
“SP has a total of 56 MLAs from Dalit communities out of its strength of 226 members in UP assembly and almost half of its MPs in Lok Sabha are from this community. Yet, none have dared to question the patently anti-Dalit stance adopted by the party leadership, which is crucial for the interests of the Dalits’’, said PL Punia. He said the Akhilesh Yadav is chief minister only on the strength of the Dalit votes and support of MLAs from the Dalit community, yet his government is working in a vehement manner to hurt the interests of the dalits.
 
“SP MLAs and MPs are not the equal members of their party they are slaves of their party. Despite their huge strength in the ruling party, the SP government passed a bill in UP assembly against the reservation in promotion for the Dalits and not a single MLA from the Dalit community dared to raise his/her voice. This is not politics, this is worst kind of gulami (slavery),” said Punia, adding “It’s a shame on them, instead of facing such situation they should have quit politics’’
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Punia, a retired IAS officer of UP cadre, who once served as principal secretary when Mulayam Singh Yadav was the chief minister of UP (1993-95), questioned the political wisdom of the SP in opposing the quota in promotion for the Dalits. “What is new in this policy? After all, reservation in promotion for SCs is in force since 1955. Even the 2006 Supreme Court judgment did not quash it, the court only laid down three new principals like quantifying data on the backwardness of the Dalits and there should be no adverse impact on overall administrative efficiency’’. He added, “After the passage of the bill, there will be no legal infirmity in the Legislation and the facility of reservation in promotion to the SC/ST employees will be restored.”
 
Meanwhile, the UP state government employees spearheading anti-reservation agitation resorted to violence and attacked the state party office of Congress and BSP on Maonday. They also clashed with a group of people who are pro-reservation.
 
Under the banner of ‘Sarvajan Hitaye Sanrakshan Samiti,’ the anti-reservation agitators staged a protest in front of the Congress and BSP offices in Lucknow. Later, they burnt hoardings and even damaged some vehicles. They also staged a protest near the residence of BSP chief and former UP Chief Minister Mayawati and burnt her effigy.
Reservation In Promotions
 
The Supreme Court has upheld the Allahabad high court’s verdict to quash provision of reservation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) officers and employees in promotions. During last one decade and more , almost all government departments , public sector banks and public sector undertaking in general have given benefits of promotion based on quota to SC/ST and OBC category to please their vote bank , to please a few castiest politicians denying the opportunity to those who possess better record of performance .

I would like to suggest government to continue quota on recruitment if it is unavoidable and warranted to fulfill their social welfare agenda but completely stop quota system in promotion to SC/ST/OBC because this dirty game adversely affects the morale of those employees who perform better , honestly and devotedly but rejected only because they belong to general caste category. In an organization if a person is promoted only because he or she belongs to Dalit category even if he or she is non performer, dishonest and corrupt in his action vitiate the atmosphere, adversely affects the work culture and demotivate those who use to work sincerely and think for the nation as a patriot .It will not be an exaggeration to say that such type of dirty politics has only given rise to cancer of corruption all over the country and resulted in mass disloyalty to nation and the organization the employee serves. Undoubtedly this dirty politics has tarnished the image of the country in international community too.

The only solution to deal with this grave problem arising out of Supreme Court verdict and consequent denial of quota in promotion is to give promotion strictly based on seniority. This system will have dual advantage. Firstly there will not any thrust from SC/ST/OBC section on implementation of quota system in promotion or on issue of ordinance to nullify the impact of Supreme Court verdict .Secondly corrupt top ranked officers will not get opportunity to sell promotion and to whimsically reject any employee in promotion process only because he or she is not flatterer.

Hitherto even corrupt officers used to be elevated to higher post if he or she has a backing of minister, or key politicians or powerful top officers.
Officers who had the blessings of Godfather used to get chance in interview and others used to be whimsically rejected by greedy members of Interview panel constituted for carrying out promotion processes in various offices and departments.
 
And the most disheartening part of this story is that if officers who were unjustifiably rejected in promotion process by selecting committee used to approach courts for justice but unfortunately in our country such cases remain undecided for decades. In such case, one can say without any doubt that all government offices use courts to perpetuate their reign of injustice. An individual can spend a few thousand rupees to contest his case in High Court or Supreme Court but the defendant being an government office can spend crores of rupees to postpone judgment for an indefinite period. This is why thousands of staff related cases have been languishing in various courts for decades and as a result , an employee has to bear with injustice till his death or retirement.

Lastly but not the least if seniority based promotion is put into action , quantum of flattery and blind support to bosses will stop and people will make efforts to say yes only when the proposal is justified and without any bias and prejudice. People will dare raise their voice against injustice of their bosses. Whistle blower will be able to puncture the possible mischievous plan of corrupt officers and ministers without any fear of repercussion on his career.

If at all it is found that employees do not perform only because he or she is sure of seniority based promotion, government and every department may frame a suitable policy to punish suitably to non performers and remove them if their non performance persist for a longer period. Such punitive action of course should take place based on written record and adjudged by a team of at least five good officers. Of course there are some disadvantages in seniority based promotions but these disadvantages become insignificant when we ascertain the impact of practice of whimsical and arbitrary promotion of bad officers at the cost of good officers and when we assess the impact of system of flattery and bribery on work culture.
 

Sunday, May 6, 2012 By Danendra Jain


Supreme Court Verdict on Promotion Quota

The Supreme Court has  upheld the Allahabad high court’s verdict to quash provision of reservation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) officers and employees in promotions. During last one decade and more , almost all  government departments , public sector banks and public sector undertaking in general have given benefits of promotion based on quota to SC/ST and OBC category to please their vote bank , to please a few castiest politicians denying the opportunity to those who possess better record of performance .

I would like to suggest government to continue quota on recruitment if it is unavoidable and warranted to fulfill their social welfare agenda but completely stop quota system in promotion to SC/ST/OBC because this dirty game adversely affects the morale of those employees who perform better , honestly and devotedly but rejected only because they belong to general caste category. 

In an organization if a person is promoted only because he or she belongs to Dalit category even if he or she is non performer, dishonest and corrupt in his action vitiate the atmosphere, adversely affects the work culture and demotivate those who use to work sincerely and think for the nation as a patriot .It will not be an exaggeration to say that such type of dirty politics has only given rise to cancer of corruption all over the country and resulted in mass disloyalty to nation and the organization  the employee serves. Undoubtedly this dirty politics has tarnished the image of the country in international community too.

The only solution to deal with this grave problem arising out of Supreme Court verdict and consequent denial of quota in promotion is to give promotion strictly based on seniority. This system will have dual advantage. Firstly there will not any thrust from SC/ST/OBC section on implementation of quota system in promotion or on issue of ordinance to nullify the impact of Supreme Court verdict .Secondly corrupt top ranked officers will not get opportunity to sell promotion and to whimsically reject any employee in promotion process only because he or she is not flatterer.

Hitherto even corrupt officers used to be elevated to higher post if he or she has a backing of minister, or key politicians or powerful top officers.
Officers who had the blessings of Godfather used to get chance in interview and others used to be whimsically rejected by greedy members of Interview panel constituted for carrying out promotion processes in various offices and departments. 

And the most disheartening part of this story is that if officers who were unjustifiably rejected in promotion process by selecting committee used to approach courts for justice but unfortunately in our country such cases remain undecided for decades. In such case, one can say without any doubt that all government offices use courts to perpetuate their reign of injustice. An individual can spend a few thousand rupees to contest his case in High Court or Supreme Court but the defendant being an government office can spend crores of rupees to postpone judgment for an indefinite period. This is why thousands of staff related cases have been languishing in various courts for decades and as a result , an employee has to bear with injustice till his death or retirement. 

Lastly but not the least if seniority based promotion is put into action , quantum of flattery and blind support to bosses will stop and people will make efforts to say yes only when the proposal is justified and without any bias and prejudice. People will dare raise their voice against injustice of their bosses. Whistle blower will be able to puncture the possible mischievous plan of corrupt officers and ministers without any fear of repercussion on his career.

If at all it is found that employees do not perform only because he or she is sure of seniority based promotion, government and every department may frame a suitable policy to punish suitably to non performers and remove them if their non performance persist for a longer period. Such punitive action of course should take place based on written record and adjudged by a team of at least five good officers. Of course there are some disadvantages in seniority based promotions but these disadvantages become insignificant when we ascertain the impact of practice of whimsical and arbitrary promotion of bad officers at the cost of good officers and when we assess the impact of system of flattery and bribery on work culture.


Normally whenever a new Chief Minister joins as Head of any state Government , his first and foremost task is transfer IAS and IPS officers as also other workers from one place to other and pick up officers of his choice who work is say always "Yes sir " "sir" on all proposals of the government blindly.Person selected even for the post of Governor of any state or for President of India is decided on his ability to work as rubber stamp of the government.Similarly officers who are doubtless rubber stamp of bosses are only picked up for promotion in any Public sector undertaking . All these whimsical decisions will be reduced to minimum when government decides to award seniority based promotion and frame a fool proof policy for transfer and posting as also for  punishing a  non performer.
 
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Lighter Side of Quota In Promotion



Following is a Cruel Joke on UPA's attempt to amend Constitution to nullify the order of Supreme Court which disfavored reservations in promotions. Please do not take it from the heart. Don’t mind. It is not to hurt the sentiments of any human being who worship all as children of God the almighty.


Our country is famous for quota and reservation. Quota is fixed for on the basis of caste or community, region or religion, Or for handicapped and woman and so on. There are many traders many farmers, many peons, beggars, blind peersons,TB patients, cancer patients ,bank officers, central government employees, members of small political parties, HIV patients, prostitutes, street hawkers, vendors, contractors, bar dancers, unemployed matriculates, grauduates,engineers, who have got no representation in Parliament and state assemblies and in top post of department and offices. I think there should be quota fixed for all these segments and other such segments of society too. Quota must be fixed for TB patients and all such persons who have lacs of people behind them must be given representation in board of directors, in list of candidates for election. 

After all, one must keep in mind that there are hardly ten lac politicians or ten lac intelligent and educated persons who are ruling 120 crores of Indians without any break for last 65 years, who are repeatedly getting chances in Parliament and state assemblies. Why not criminals languishing in jail should also be given tickets and given chances on high profile posts so that they may voice their sound on proper platform to mitigate their problems. 

Why only students who pass the MBBS should be made Doctor, even patients should be given a chance to become doctor and quota be fixed for it. Why only journalists are allowed to take interview of VIPS? Even beggars, dalits, SC ST economically backward class people, women,OBC,prostitutes,should also be given chance as per fixed quota to take interview of Manmohan Singh and other VIPs.

I am therefore of the opinion that if Members of ruling party are ready to amend Constitution to allow promotion based on caste and community to nullify the ruling of Supreme court, the government should also make provision adequate reservation for above mentioned class of persons to give them fair chance of representation. Rather UPA government should change the entire recruitment processes and promotion processes either by promulgating an ordinance or by amending the Constitution in such a way that none of the organization should insist for educational qualification or experience as the eligibility criteria either for recruitment or promotion of staff in their organization or office. 

All promotion should be made based on population of each segments of society. Persons and parties who cry for merit based promotions should be declared as anti nationals and enemy of democracy and hence should be punished and taken to task immediately .In this way the UPA government can win the hearts of crores of voters who were hitherto not getting opportunity to sit on top ranked responsible posts and who were treated as neglected in the society.

Reservation for the post of IAS officers may be like 2 per cent seats for every state, 2 percent for handicapped, 2 for cancer patients, 2 for TB patients, 2 for street vendors, 2 for cinema goers, 2 for engineers, 2 for matriculates, 2 for graduates, 2 for illiterates, 2 for blind, deaf and dumb, 2 for widows, and so on.There should be reservation for engineers and matriculate for the post of doctors and similarly doctors should also be given a chance to work as peon in a government office. And so on.....................

Similarly political party should distribute election tickets on the basis of population ratio of various caste, illiterate, unemployed, doctors, skilled labours, coolies, vendors, contractors, beggars, dancers, singers, street dwellers etc

Admission in all schools and colleges should be made strictly based on caste. All persons of group called as dalits, backward, poor, sick persons, OBC, illiterate,   should be declared pass without any examinations and their education should be made free and they should be served free meal just like mid day meal served in government schools.

Not only this, it should be mandatory for all elected representatives especially of political parties who are protagonist of reservation in promotion or in recruitment that they seek services of such engineers in all their personal or official works, they consult and go for medical operations only through such doctors. 

If there no adequate vacancies, government should employ all degree holders or non degree holders and pay salary. If possible all should be made IAS officers day wise or month wise. All post should be divided into days and or in months .Dalit will work as Secretary to CM for one month, engineer for one month, and beggar for one month, cancer patient for one month and so on … 

Just on the line of MANREGA, IAS and IPS officers should be selected from caste and communities educated or uneducated and everyone should be given a change for say 100 days in a year.

In this way the present ruling party may ensure their victory in coming election. I hope crowd consisting of crores of people will attend rally organized by politicians who favour above philosophy of reservation. Team Anna and Team Ramdeo could not attract heavy crowd because they do not understand the mind of crowd .These team should also learn lessons from person like Raj Tahkre who managed bigger crowd on a notice of a day or two. Team Anna should learn lessons from followers of Mayawati who forced UP government to repair the statue of Mayawati.
 

 
It should be made mandatory for all politicians ,ministers and VIP officials that they send their children for education where only dalits are teachers or where only beggars are teachers or where only engineers are teachers or where only patients are teachers as per their ratio in country's population. Similarly they should consult doctors of backward caste only or from minority group only for say three months, from upper caste for next three months and then two months from engineers designated as doctors, traders posted as doctors for one month and one month from Chartered Accountants.

Government should declare doctors, engineers, IAS officers scientists, CAs Advocates strictly as per population of various group in the country. There is no need to conduct entrance examination or recruitment test to test the merit. Those who take merit test should be declared as anti nationals and anti democracy.
http://danendrajain.blogspot.in/2012/08/lighter-side-of-quota-in-promotion.html

Friday, December 14, 2012


How To Finish Deadlock On Issue of Quota In Promotion Process for Dalit


Congress Party led UPA government under the pressure of Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj party has in their mutual interest agreed to amend constitution to permit reservation in promotion to SC ST and other eligible castes. To serve their malicious interest, clever leaders of ruling party are ready to even overrule the recent adverse judgments given by High court and Supreme Court. Though party claim to respect the spirit of the Constitution and that of Apex court, they may in practice do not hesitate in going against the basic structure of the Constitution and important ruling of Apex court as they did in famous Shah Bano Case.

Clever politician of ruling UPA by their insistence to change laws of the land to gain the vote of Dalit community has not only divided anti - congress political parties but has also divided various trade unions, individuals of castes and finally the society. This has resulted in strike call by one section of employees and other sections of employees who are protagonists of quota in promotion have decided to forceful functioning of offices. Willingly or unwillingly, such prejudiced amendment in Constitution has to result in chaos and conflicts between two groups and give rise to breaking of hearts, breaking of unity and breaking of friendship. It will not be an exaggeration to say that these corrupt politicians will sacrifice the interest of the country for their self interest.

I would like to mention here that root cause of resentment, frustration and annoyance among employees of SC, ST and dalit caste is that promotion process has many loopholes which gives ample power to competent authorities to permit a junior and incompetent employee and reject a meritorious and senior staff. Culture of arbitrary and whimsical process has only resulted in demand for quota in promotion processes. There are many instances when incompetent and corrupt staffs are promoted only because they have good relation with top officials or ministers, or when they spend handsome amount in giving bribe to top officials to get promotion in lieu thereof. On the contrary there are numerous examples of employees getting rejected in promotion processes always because they do not have any Godfather in Interview boards. In this dirty process of promotion, officers and babus irrespective of their caste and  community are facing humiliation in promotion processes and posting.

 I have experienced how corrupt officers are getting frequent promotion and choice posting whereas good and meritorious officers are posted at critical places, rejected in promotion processes and finally served charge sheet and made scapegoat for crime committed by corrupt officer .Senior executives exert all efforts to get the corrupt officer exonerated from punishment and they search some weak guy for making scapegoat. Birds of same feather usually are sitting at top post of most of organization and government offices barring a few exceptions. Flatters and sycophants are more often than not given preference in all types of promotion and posting .

This dirty culture is prevailing in almost all offices and all government departments and undoubtedly it is fundamentally responsible for current anger of not only people of dalit caste but of upper caste too.

As such if government gets success in permitting reservation for dalit in promotions, they may add fuel to already existing fire. For a short period members of dalit community may feel victorious, but in long run such unhealthy rules will create social imbalance and disturb badly the harmonic relation among members of various caste and communities. Not only this performance level of meritorious and hard core workers will get erosion in long run and damage the work culture in all offices.

I have however one suggestion to place before the government and before Members of Parliament belonging to all parties including learned clever leaders of Congress Party, BSP , BJP , SP and other parties .Every department may be permitted to recruit staff strictly as per prevalent policy of reservation and thereafter employees should be given promotion to higher scale or higher position strictly as per seniority in a well defined framework of time.

It is true that some hard core worker will get demotivated when a non performer will get promoted. But such type of feeling will be diluted and reduced to zero once they are made to understand that every employee irrespective of their caste has right to be promoted without any discrimination and to avoid the whimsical rejection of good workers by members of Interview panel constituted to promote staff from one cadre to other.

Both ways of promotions, on by seniority and another merit based promotion, has its own merit and demerit. But after taking into accounts all pros and cons of the both methods of promotions , it is desirable to adopt strictly seniority based promotion to avoid all disputes and to avoid all demand of quota in promotion process. Government may further formulate a policy to provide incentive to those who perform better than average workers and formulate another policy to punish those who perform worse than average performers. In this way GOI may reduce number of cases pending in various courts and avoid showing disrespect to ruling of High Court and Supreme Court. It is necessary to point out here that thousands of cases are pending in High court and Supreme court filed by aggrieved officer against whimsical decision of management. 


To conclude I would like to substantiate my views by pointing out the current status of government banks. During last two decades of liberalization, management of public sector banks have enjoyed complete freedom in the matter of recruitment, promotion and posting. They changed the policies related to recruitment and promotion many times as per their whims and fancies. These banks always claimed that they have a well defined merit oriented promotion policy and it is true also that they have promoted many officers during last two decades. But it will not be an exaggeration to say that many officers who got promotion were mostly flatterers and corrupt and it is they who created sickness in banks. 

It is they who raped good performers in the name of merits. It is they who are responsible for bad asset quality of banks. Two lac crore worth advances are now Non Performing asset, eight lac crores as stressed assets but concealed by restructure and tens of thousands of crores of rupees is lost in fraud during three years. Officers are promoted but banks are getting downgraded by rating agencies. Obviously it is top management who misused merit oriented promotion policy for their self interest and damaged the fundamental of banks. And hence it is justified to adopt seniority based promotion which protected banks to a larger extend before the reformation era launched in 1991.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Greed For Two Bedroom Flat

One Bedroom Flat ( Following Story collected from facebook apparently submitted by  Sri Rahul Patil

Dear Friends, very touching article. Enjoy reading

Every person those who r far away from their parents for jobs should read this heart touching mail!!!...


ONE BEDROOM FLAT...
WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN ENGINEER...

A Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do something more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald's and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbours to look after them, we returned to USA.

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to India But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn't get any holidays and thus could not go to India ... The next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rites the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children's dislike and my wife's joy we returned to India to settle down. I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA...

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India... My 2 children and I returned to USA after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA... I decided that had enough and wound-up everything and returned to India... I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well-developed locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode.

Sometimes I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India,

Had a house to his name and I too have the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing. This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it. I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbours again who will be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question still remains 'was all this worth it?'

I am still searching for an answer.................!!!

START THINKING

IS IT JUST FOR ONE EXTRA BEDROOM???

LIFE IS BEYOND THIS ..DON'T JUST LEAVE YOUR LIFE ..

START LIVING IT .

LIVE IT AS YOU WANT IT TO BE



Now read something about Land Bill

First the ordinance and now the amendments - the land bill continues to make news as it enters the Rajya Sabha. While the Opposition has accused the government of diluting farmers' interests, the government says that without necessary amendments, India will not be able to embark on a path of industrialisation.
  • So is this by far the best land bill we could have?
  • Should the 'consent clause' be brought back as demanded by the farmers?
  • Has the government made land acquisition easier?
  •  Will forcible acquisition be a thing of the past?
 
 I have tried to enlighten on the issue of seeking consent of three fourth of farmers and making analysis of social impact of land acquisition in following lines.


It is important to mention here that only in the state of Jharkhand ,34 MOU were signed by government of Jharkhand and out of which only 17 have started operation and 20 are pending for execution in want of land. .Most of stalled projects are related to power generation and from private sector. Similarly numerous projects coming under private or public sector are pending in various states due to many reasons , one being non-availability of land also.

In my opinion , government should avoid using Land bill for use of private business entities until it is inevitable due to some urgent reasons and until it is well established that it is in the larger interest of the society. Government cannot dream of rural housing or industrialisation of rural areas until adequate land is acquired. And quick growth is possible in any state only when process of land acquisition is made easier. But in no case land which are used for farming can be or should be acquired unless and until it is unavoidable . Only barren land or unirrigated land can be and should be acquired for normal industrialisation and for normal work. Private entities should be left to acquire land at their own as far as possible and only public utility services should get priority in land acquisition.


Government and local authorities should make a survey to find out and assess how much land may be acquired without affecting the livelihood of farmers. Land bank may be formed in line with concept of Blood bank functioning in all big towns and cities. Blood helps the person during his or her acute sickness and when the survival is at stake. Similarly land helps the sick state and helps poor, downtrodden and land less labourers to get job if adequate number of industries are set up in all villages and towns as per potential of the area.


UPA government did not do anything for ten years but just at the fag end of tenure passed a bill which appears to be growth oriented but in fact it is impractical for all practical purposes. The key reason is consent clause . Though applicability of consent clause and social impact analysis before acquisition of land appears to touch emotions of many farmers and politicians, but these two factors are real barrier in growth and quick acquisition of land. It is easy to preach these two conditions but it is completely unimaginable that there will be consensus on any case of land acquisition.




It is important to say here that even in Parliament , and state assemblies where most of participating members are knowledgeable, talented, intelligent but they never agree to any bill . None of bills placed in the Parliament is ever passed with 70 to 80 percent of MPs or MLAs .Bills pertaining to rise in salary ,perquisite , pension and other benefits to all MPS and MLAs are only passed without any objection from any corner and passed with consent of 100 percent members. Otherwise, any government cannot dream of passing a bill in state assemblies or in Parliament without facing chaotic scene created by opposing parties.



During TV debates organised by promoters of TV channels, it is seen how persons of different political parties quarrel with each other and oppose any bill or any issue for the sake of opposition only. In our country most of party men follow what High command of the party dictates to follow. None of them applies their own mind or concerned with interest of common men and interest of the country.



Even media men speak what they are asked to speak by promoter of TV channel. Media men invent negative points and discover bad news to make it breaking news and to increase TRP without assessing the impact of such news on the society and on the nation. Media men focus on news related to rape, murder, accident, briber, scam, and all bad news to attract the mind of audience. They do not have time to project good work done by any officer or any government.



Similarly in a village where so many mukhiyas and muscle men or local self made guardians and protectors of village will crop up and fight with each other to establish their supremacy as happen in Indian Parliament . In an environment where even members of same blood group families do not like group concept and willingly or unwillingly families face division after division ,it is absolutely impossible that 70 to 80 of villagers will ever agree to any case of land acquisition. Land in villages are divided among family members and share of land available to any one members in a family is shrinking year after year . Division of land has happened to such an extent that many farmers either have left farming or are engaged in labour work because farming has become economically unfeasible for small portion of land they own.



Dirty politics of rural area will not allow consensus to happen on majority opinion to happen in case of land acquisition. In rural areas also there are some farmers pro-BJP and some pro-Congress Party , some are pro-Lalu and some are Pro-Mulayam or pro-Mayawati. . People are divided even in a small family which causes breaking of family and quarrels among family members as also with neighbours. It will be foolish to imagine of success of principle of consensus in such position when interest of each family mostly is in conflicting position to that of neighbouring family. Similarly every family will have different mind-set towards social impact caused by acquisition of particular portion of land. Some of them will find a land acquisition as good for society and some will find it a loss venture.



It is important to point out here that majority of civil suits pending in various courts all over the country are related to land dispute only . Majority of land owners are not in good relation with neighbouring land owners. Land dispute among family members and with neighbours are more in number than land disputes with government or due to land acquisition. Similarly farmers in general are unhappy not with value of compensation they get in lieu of land acquired by government, but with delay and corruption involved in getting of promised value of compensation.



As such application of consent clause and concept of social impact analysis may appear to be farmer friendly , but it will definitely delay and hamper growth to a great extent.



However it is the moral duty of each government in each state and that of local authorities and social organisation to implement the amended Land bill and ensure minimum loss to farming and local farmers. Any law cannot yield sweet fruits until the law enforcing agencies are honest and pure in their mind .



 



During last 68 years , almost all ruling parties and all government promised for elimination of poverty and promised maximum benefit to farmers , but unfortunately even Today condition of farmers and common men in general is not at all good and it has deteriorated year after year. And this is why some of farmers decide to end their life when they face huge loss in farming even after spending all their own money and borrowed money.



Need of the hour is improve the position of farmers and common men and this is possible by all round growth . This is possible only after farmers carry on farming and they get proper education facilities, medical facilities ,additional job opportunity also in their area only. This is possible only when all parties shed their personal ego and they jointly arrive at a consensus position which is less damaging and more fruitful and beneficial for large section of society.



Suicide by farmers or by any one is not indicative of good health of the social comfort level and not indicative of good governance. As a matter of fact Parliament is not for the purpose of mutual mud slinging or for serving the ill-motivated and conflicting interest of various parties but for framing of rules, act and law after through debate and discussion.



Farmers will stop committing suicide only when the business of farming become a profitable venture . Big farmers exploit small farmers in villages and it is they who oppose land bill prominently. Small farmers and landless labourers are least bothered when land is acquired or not. They bother how to earn livelihood in their area and this will become easier for them only when other opportunities of jobs are crated in villages.


Last but not the least, it will not be wrong and incorrect to say  that those parties and media men who are now advocating of seeking consent of three fourth of farmers and making of analysis of social impact caused by acquisition of land are playing foul game to serve their self interest and to increase their vote bank and to brighten their political future. Such advocates are neither growth oriented nor farmer friendly. They are to oppose Land bill for the sake of opposition only.

Whatever may be the  truth of Land Bill, it is sure that all opposing parties will continue to harp on emotions of farmers and tarnish the image of BJP saying that BJP is enemy of farmers and friend f corporate. This may adversely affect the future of BJP government. After all , this is India,  where emotional issues can make or mar career of any party.

Poverty helped Congress Party and others to win the election and now farmers will help .It is not clear as of now which party will really help farmers but it is crystal clear that non-BJP parties will sail the same boat as long as BJP is in power and they will sail with sail of farmers only.



Dirty Politics Onsuicide of Farmers

Mr. Kejriwal Today accepted his mistake of not stopping rally after tragic death of Gajendra Singh. But he repeatedly tried  to put blame on Mr. Modi and others for rise in suicidal case of farmers. He suggested Media to stop hair splitting of this Gajendra Singh episode and focus on how to reduce instances of farmers committing suicide. Zee media suggested him to present his party view in Parliament through four MPs of AAP and stop politics of rally , Dharna and that of putting blame on others . Mr. Kejriwal did not like to respond questions related to his insensitiveness on death of a farmer during his party rally and in front of his party men.

If Mr. Kejriwal is really serious on issue of pain of farmers who have been  suffering for decades  due to natural calamities or due to damage of crops, or due to wrong policies ,he should focus on this issue only and not try to put carpet on his mistake or on wrong stand taken by his party men on the issue of Gajendra Singh death. and not try to divert the attention of the country from fault of his party to BJP promoted  Land bill for political advantage.

The issue of land bill for acquisition of land is entirely different from cases of suicides committed by farmers during last few years. Majority of suicide reported in news during last few years are not due to Land Bill of  BJP. Mr. Modi has just submitted Land Bill and his government has not acquired any portion of land during last one year. If Mr. Kejriwal is having any case of farmer committing suicide due to snatching of his land by any government , he should come forward with details and then find out who are those politicians, government officers and which are theose political parties who are responsible for such torture and inhumane act on farmers. The habit of Mr kejriwal to point out accusing finger always towards BJP and Mr. modi is no at all justified and proper.

Unfortunately Mr. Kejriwal and his party is doing dirty politics as other Non-BJP parties are doing in the name of farmers . If he is really serious on Land bill he should present his party's opinion in Parliament where all MPs of all parties duly elected by Indian voters are available for discussion and debate.  He should ask his party MP to prepare for it and try to sit together with others in Parliament to make appropriate laws for welfare of farmers. All Parties who consider them as well wishers of farmers should honestly present their ideas in Parliament. It is praiseworthy that Prime Minister Mr. Modi has openly Invited suggestion from all parties on the floor of Parliament.

I think Mr. Kejriwal and his party men will stop blaming police men or media men or BJP leaders or Mr. Modi for tragic death of Gajndra Singh in Delhi during his party rally. Mr.Kejriwal his supreme boss in his party and he is supposed to tell his associates and colleagues to stop blaming others. AAP should prove by action that his party is really borne to eliminate corruption. His party took birth to punish Congress men who were involved in various scams. He had joined team Anna and movement against corruption. He has cleverly forgot all stories of scams which he used to narrate before formation of his party AAP last year.

I hope Mr. Kejriwal will not behave like Lalu Mulayam,Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi or Diggy Baba.  He should first teach discipline to Mr. Ashutosh, Mr Khaitan and Mr  Sanjay whose improper behaviour caused split in the party and who badly tarnished the shining image of AAP.  For all pains of party ,real blame goes to its leader and none else. It is Mr Kejriwal who failed to eliminate corruption from his own party and hence he should stop preaching sermon for others.

Decision to commit suicide may be taken by farmers, students, public servants ,bankers , politicians,  male, female , lower caste or upper caste and person of all walks of life. It will be totally improper and ill-motivated to blame Land Bill of BJP for rising number of suicide by farmers. Rather well wishers of farmers or students or public servants should think why after all a person decide to end his life.

Why farmers in good number have committed suicide during last few years is a question to be answered before making of any law which is targeted to give comfort to farmers. Suicide may be because of loss of crop caused by unfavourable weather or due to draught or heavy rain or attack by worms and ants or may be due to critical disease.  A farmer invests his entire money and also  loan availed by bank and if his crop is damaged due to some reason or the other , he is totally shocked and unable to imagine a way to earn his livelihood. Government with the cooperation of all parties have to do some exercise to invent way and means to dilute or end the pain of such farmers . Only making noises or staging Dharna or stalling the proceedings of Parliament is not going to serve any purpose of farmers.

Similarly many students who fear failure in an examination or who fail to get job even after having good qualification, decide to end his life. Government has to ponder over it sincerely and try to create job opportunities and make farming a safe and profitable venture . And for all such works , government want land and capital .  All parties have to think how they can provide land and capital to business men who are interested to produce any goods or services. Land bill placed by BJP is a good step in this direction ,all parties have to cooperate BJP to frame the best Land acquisition Act.