Friday, 9 June 2017

PAN card will be linked with Aadhar card

Income tax is filled using PAN car. And Aadhar care uses bio-metric data(iris pattern and fingerprinting) to  document citizens. Linking the two will be mandatory from next assessment year. Making Aadhar card is against law as only criminals can be finger printed and the individuals' rights are important in a democracy.Moreover government has not taken care to make sure that there is no data leak..The firms making the Aadhar card are themselves private and not government's organization. Government has given some parts of Aadhar data to foreign governments. People are suffering in India because of unjust policies make by government.No regard for privacy of citizens and haphazard policies deny citizens of India their basic rights.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Achievements and failures

India has launched 104 satellites from a single launch pad last week. Indian scientists at ISRO are highly capable and have developed so much sophistication that that they have no parallel. Indian mind in modern era has contributed much to the development of science. This is because education has reached the masses and the potentialities of individuals has been realized. What ever the conditions may be the scientist's achievements have to appreciated. Not just these scientists, Indian engineers all over the world are working hard to make life better for all
It has become a custom to associate India with extreme poverty, over-populated cities, terrible pollution and so on. But the reality that Indian mind is brilliant is not at all publicized. Even if it is not know or popularized, Indians are fine scientists, engineers, doctors teachers and excel in all professions. Urban India did very well.
Rural India is not doing well. Not enough schools for the common person. Rural employment schemes like MGNREGA are failures.  While given chance of good school, Indians achieve great deal, nation's development scheme like the MGNREGA have failed to a great extent. Infrastructure created like roads and wells are not good enough to be used. There are leakages because of which the poor are not benefiting from the schemes. Industrialization of farms has not taken place. Thanks to the climate, enough crops are produced to support the population of India. And many agricultural products are exported too

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Can demonetization lead to digitization

When it was announced that upto 2.5 lakhs of Rupees can be deposited in each account.. "Jan Dhan" accounts of the poor got 2.5 lakh deposits.. That means that their employers had given then this money to be chagned to new currency. But this was a trap.  What amount of money is being deposited in banks is noted by taxation department. And those with more than their capacity are being questioned.. Along with bio-metric tracking by Aadhar IDs which linked to bank accounts, present government seeks to rule over the lives of Indian people.Using technology government wants to make sure that  all individuals are equally poor(devoid of liquid money) But the common Indians do keep money in form of gold. And the government wants to stop that by raiding people's homes and track gold too. But Indians will find a way to hide that too. So demonetization has been an unsuccessful exercise as controlling people's wealth is indeed impossible. As all humans, Indian seem to want to earn and hoard wealth. Can human nature be changed? No it cannot be no it cannot be.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Dedemonetization of the Rupee notes 500 and 1000

Giving "poor"persons rights does not mean ruination of the economy. The Prime Minister introduced demonetization of the Indian currency. The 500 and 1000 Rupee notes are are of no value now. In their place new 2000 Rupee notes are now exchanged by the banks for 50 days(from November 9 till December 30). After that the old notes have no value. This was meant to end corruption and black market. But new markets are being created now. The banner of " for the poor people" is now adversely affecting the people. "Garib log" means the "poor people" but how can you categorize people like that? Farmers are given 25000 Rupees in their accounts so that they can buy seeds. But before this news reaches them the "sowing time" is over. Not all farmers have accounts and not all can demand their dues. What about other occupations? Workers, service-men--plumbers,electricians, masons, artisans,traders, push-cart vendors, rickshaw pullers and so many other skilled and semi-skilled person? Not all are having bank accounts. They are paid for their work in cash and now nobody can be paid as the old currency is no longer valid.
Equalizing  is not just possible just by snatching away money. The Prime Minister says that we are becoming a cashless economy, we are only becoming cashless beings.

A great leader passed away

The state of Tamil Nadu had a fine leader who looked after the welfare of the masses. She was Chief Minister Jayalalita. She had died yesterday at the age of 68. She had been elected six times and had a 35 year old political career. She had taken great efforts to get drinking water to the people. She had tried hard to get electricity to all. She had made mid-day meals scheme successful in schools. She had provided scholarships to girl students. She helped those who came to her seeking help. Now people of Tamil Nadu mourn her death

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Rupee notes of 500 and 1000 values are not legal tender anymore

In a drastic move, the Prime Minister had said in his address to the nation has said that the 500 Rupee notes and 1000 Rupee notes are just pieces of paper. For next two days banks and ATMs will remain closed. After that persons with accounts can deposit their notes declaring where they got it from. But most small businesses in in India depend on just cash currency. They do not go through banks and electronic transactions.
And the really poor persons do not have bank accounts, where will they go.
People will certainly become uneasy over these moves. From now on people will use silver coins as currency and store their wealth in gold. And this "storage mode" will stop businesses from functioning as cash is frozen.  

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Factories Amendment Bill 2016

Factories Amendment Bill 2016 was introduced in the the lower house(Lok Sabha) last month. Now standing committee is considering it. It is an improvement over the Factories Amendment Bill of 2014. What are the penalties? What is "over time" limits? What could be termed as "hazardous" Such changes will bring advantages to the seasonal labor force. But the unemployed do not get benefits. Many factories shut down as they have met with "loss" They certainly cannot pay their ex-employees. There is even new way of defining "factory" Could there ever be job security?Any changes to the factory bill would be cosmetic only. the condition of the worker cannot be changed. Market demands and ways to meet them necessarily exploits the labor class.Can a fixed work time be enforced? When there are many willing to work for longer time, labor is replaced immediately. In the end the health and welfare of the worker is neglected. Indian live shorter and unhealthy lives. So the bill tries to amend the Factories Act of 1948. It regulates the health and welfare of the factory workers and tries to make rules on "overtime". It seeks to control these:
  • Power to make rules on various matters: The Act permits the state government to prescribe rules on a range of matters, including double employment, details of adult workers to be included in the factory’s register, conditions related to exemptions to certain workers, etc.  The Bill gives such rule making powers to the central government as well.
  • Powers to make rules for exemptions to workers: Under the Act, the state government may make rules to (i) define persons who hold management or confidential positions; and (ii) exempt certain types of adult workers (e.g. those engaged for urgent repairs) from fixed working hours, periods of rest, etc.  The Bill gives such rule making powers to both, the central and state governments. 
  • Under the Act, such rules will not apply for more than five years.  The Bill modifies this provision to state that the five-year limitation will not apply to rules made after the enactment of this Bill.
  • Overtime hours of work in a quarter: The Act permits the state government to make rules related to the regulation of overtime hours of work.  However, the total number of hours of overtime must not exceed 50 hours for a quarter.  The Bill raises this limit to 100 hours.  Rules in this regard may be prescribed by the central government as well.
  • Overtime hours if factory has higher workload: The Act enables the state government to permit adult workers in a factory to work overtime hours if the factory has an exceptional work load.  Further the total number of hours of overtime work in a quarter must not exceed 75.  The Bill permits the central or state government to raise this limit to 115.
  • Overtime in public interest: The Bill introduces a provision which permits the central or state government to extend the 115-hour limit to 125 hours.  It may do so because of (i) excessive work load in the factory and (ii) public interest.