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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Health outsourcing and contract employees staged dharna

By on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Outsourcing and contract based working employees of the many government hospitals and the Medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh were staging dharna at Eco Garden on wednesday afternoon this week.

They were shouting slogans in a protest against the dismissal of 4031 staff nurses and the issuance of of notices to the working employee under UPHSSP scheme, which have created a fear of deadend in the prospect of their future. A sword of loosing their jobs swung which brought them on the verge of agitation.

In the dharna a crowd of employees and their office bearers were talking about the crises what they were facing are the employees' lowest pay, insecure services, no leave and the dismissal from the services.

The state president Mr. Ritesh Mull told media person that on the one hand Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, after the agitation in October 2018, had formed a pay commission and also had assured about a service rule to be constituted for the outsourcing employees, but there is no such order has been issued so far.

Mr. Mull added that on the other hand the Government is going to dismiss the working employees under UPHSSP scheme in forth coming 30th November.
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Monday, November 25, 2019

India Lost a Big Chance of Economic Growth: Dr Manmohan Singh

By on Monday, November 25, 2019


The former Prime Minister has written an article on the current economic scenario in renowned news paper last week. The writes-up was in limelight among the people. The only things of this article had been in discussion which was targeting PM Modi directly. Or to say, “ the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s attack on Modi government or Manmohan Singh premonished Modi government that the economy cannot run by PR or headlines”. However Manmohan Singh had said in this writes up that his statement in this article should not be taken as of mere leader of opposition because the talk is based only like a student of economics and as a citizen of India.
Manmohan Singh is former prime minister and the senior leader of congress party, in such condition the article shall have naturally a discussion of political side, but his write up do have an economic importance too.
The conclusion of the article can be analysed in this way point wise.
Losing confidence on every step
Mr Singh said in his write up that “the unemployment in the country is at its maximum during the last 45 years of any tenure. the GDP growth is the lowest since last 15 years. The banks NPA is at its highest. The electricity production is lowest in the last 15 years and the consumption rate is the lowest of last four decades”.  He adds that All the data tell just the condition of economy, but the government’s working system is in the origin of economic problem. “The economic condition of a country shows the image of its social position too; and how the relation floats for the economic growth between the society and the institutions, he said,      is an important factor, but this government has lost its credence for this purpose among the people. Many entrepreneurs have told me that they are fearsome of government agencies.”
Manmohan ratifies that the atmosphere of fear and doubt is a constant element of Modi government working system. All the leads to this system are working under the fear, which could have been helpful to the growth of economy in the absence of fear. He gives example that the bankers are afraid of giving the loans lest they to be the target, and the entrepreneurs’ investing are afraid of government agencies.
Write-up says that the situation is so that media, regulatory agencies, investigative agencies all are constantly losing their confidence among the people, and they fear if they shall be implicated intentionally for the tax payment; where will they go for relief then. This factor is affecting entrepreneur and the businessmen because they are not in mood to take any risk. Such prevailed behavior on large is damaging the economic growth.
Even he adds in his article that from the famous economist, Adam Smith, upto now all the economists agree that the mutual confidence and the strong social networking both are the important factor the economic growth, but the running government is fail on the both fronts. The social networking’s cracks and the lacks of mutual confidence are one of the big reasons to the current economic crises.

Contemplating all the projects and the schemes of former governments doubtful

The running government contemplates doubtful all the policies of the former governments. He writes that Narendra Modi government feels or it tries to show that the every policies of the former governments had some foul intention. Such as the loans were given in the tenure of former governments are contemplated doubtful and were to benefit somebody's.He thinks that this government resort the way doubt on every issues and then itself displays as the protector that it is going to correct every former action taken.
Manmohan accepts that the result of these is that the government has adopted the attitude way like an ideal police on policy matter, which emerged a suicidal step like demonetization.

According to Manmohan Singh, contemplating to everybody doubtful and repeatedly speaking theory of ‘Good Governance Vs Bad Governance’ are not correct for economic health. The criticism of policy matter of every former governments breaks the continuity of policies which eventually affects over the economic health.
Policy makers are confused to speak  the truth
Manmohan Singh accepts that the established intention to term the Modi government’s administration better than others is affecting all the system of executive body. The article is indicating that instead of knowing reality by hearing the government’s officials and the policy makers the government expects from all the system that the policies of this government they tell better  and clean than former governments.
The analysis of Manmohan’s write-up tells that the atmosphere in the government is so that the gentlemen connected to the policy making evade speaking the truth. Either they keep silence on several issues or they follow the path of government.
If we see apart from the article, it appears rather correct. The well known economists during the two tenure of modi government did not agreed upon with the Modi government. Arvind Pangadhiya and Arvind Subramanium like economists after leaving their post had criticized the Modi government on several issues. Moreover  Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel, Viral Acharya like economists whenever warned the modi government, they faced the BJP leaders and the ministers' slipshod speaking. These leaders were never forbidden so in this way the working with the government Policy makers are jitter to speak the truth.
‘Stagflation’-- or so to say declining consumption; yet the price hike is going up!

Manmohan Singh’s article emphasis over the working system of government, the economic aspects of social establishment and the policy vision, but he talks purely on the issue of dearness. He thinks that the consumption is stagnant and the unemployment is constantly rising both conditions are worth of reviewing in the wake of retail price hike. He told the constant price hike in edible items are endangering situation. He use the economic word for this purpose ‘stagflation’. The stagflation is the situation when there is no increase in demands; the retail price hike is going up.
 According to Manmohan Singh, if an economy is under the trap of stagflation, it cannot overcome easily from this crisis.
However, it also has been metioned in this article that there is no such situation in India, but there is the need to enhance the consumption by the monetary policy and by social policy the private investment should be promoted. The meaning of social policy is that they should be taken in confidence all the sharing men who are responsible for the economy. The fear and the doubt shall be away then the economy shall accelerate.
India lost a big chance of economic growth
Manmohan says that the slowdown in economy is the self-called recession. He accepts that the India had big chance for the slowdown in china’s economy that it could accelerate its economy well. He says that if the government had overcome from the fearsome atmosphere and would have shown the policy alertness, India had a chance to enhance its exports.
Dr Singh accepts that the slowdown in china’s economy, slump in price of crude oil and majority mandate in parliament—all had provided such a chance to the government which comes once after generations. Incase the chance could have been taken seriously, there were causes to create  employment at large scale and it could reach at the doorstep of new economic reform. Dr Singh giving the advice to the PM says that the entrepreneurs and the businessmen should be taken in confidence taking out them from the fear and doubt. Moreover there is need to make a confidence among the society because all these things shall  bring out india from the economic slowdown.
 Writer is the former Prime Minister of India and matter has been translated and compiled by Editor-in-Chief 'THE BUNT LINE'

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Liberation journalists, UP Police and they -- a knotty wrestling!

By on Saturday, November 02, 2019

The people working for journalism in UP are perplexed over the several incidents one after another in the past days. Many cases have emerged of big criminal charges registered against the journalists said one after another in the state like Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Jhansi, Balia. They have been arrested under gangster act.
Many of these, in the prima facie, appear that those who have been accused are not innocents. The framed charges, over the quantum allegation and sections of criminal proceeding, may fluctuate; but the lawful action cannot be absolutely declined.
The five journalists who have been arrested under gangster act on august24 in noida have been accused that they all through their portals and news channels were using for propaganda against the police administration and officials.
In the preliminary enquiry even such facts have emerged that they used to raise illegal money by squeezing to some officers, and a few officers were the share holders of this booty. The assets bought by this money have also in police scanner.
Even the same charges against two journalists in the case of illegal mining in Banda district have also been framed and duo neither can be said innocent, nor can they said that they were on ethics to maintain journalism so the UP Police have taken such action against them.
Actually the dignity of journalism must be on the verge of review now because the journalists in UP are seen as a filthy. There are hundreds of such men. An army of alleged journalists are working for the news papers, news channels and news portals in the most district of the state and the courage of professional middlemen on the name of journalism is high in the state capital of UP. Many of such alleged journalists of Lucknow are that when a birthday party or marriage ceremony of their baby or wife is organized at their own home, the presence of top leaders, secretaries and higher officials can be seen there. The photograph of such occasions on social media works as a catalyst to promote their middlemen profession easily. Many of these might have been journalists in the past, but they are now political leaders and run their middlemen services on the name journalism.
It is unexpected to see at the list of accredited journalists in UP. 1200 journalists name have been enlisted here today, but a few years ago there were mere 200 names in the lists.
The name of rape offenders, petrol pump owner and contractors are in the list of accredited journalist list. the layman leaders of political parties, the builders and the contractors are also in this list. No matter there are tough rules to get the state level accredition in journalism, yet it is so possible. If the recommendation is poured from the high level, there is no hurdle to issue the accreditation.
The purpose behind this accredition is that there can be set the frequent visit to the chief minister office and the secretariat without any obstruction. If a vehicle pass is issued, there shall be toll free passage, the open domineering of solace over the district officers, the maximum concession in journey and the rent free home in government coloney etc which reveals that all these people have no relation with the journalism and many of journalists are working serious journalism without accreditation in Lucknow while for the middleman working there is need of accreditation.
The scum face of journalism is not a sudden appearance; what has been observed in the political scenario declining in the recent years is the result of, and has affected it rapidily. As Akhilesh government left power, Yogi had announced that his government would remove all the waste on the name of journalism, but after  two and half year of its tenure the list has increased 25%.
But the accreditation to the ineligible journalists or being police action against the middleman profession working on the name journalism is not the indicator of bad journalism in UP. There has been even several difficulties for the dedicated journalism. The yogi government is also involved in its own tune  . The certification can be found from those litigations which have been established against the journalists in the different district of state. These cases in the first sight can be said that these were established with the malafide intention to maintain the unsolicited pressure over them.
 The example of ‘Mirzapur Namak Roti’ case cannot be denied,  which hurts to journalism.  Mr Pawan Jaiswal, Journalist, had exposed the serving of midday meal to the school children. Mr Jaisawal’s report had exposed that in a primary school at Mirzapur district, the children were served bread and salt in place of Daal and vegetables. The district administration, taking cognizance of this incident, took action against the responsible person, but when the matter reached at high level, the administration lodged FIR against Pawan Jaiswal for hatching conspiracy against it.
The seriousness of case can be better understand from the absurd statement of district magistrate that if he was a journalist of print media, how did he shoot video clip from mobile phone? CM Yogi says instead to take action against the district administration, “yes, there are corrupt people in state media. The action against these fellows is the needful.” However UP DGP says that the department does not harass the journalist. The matter is under investigation and the law shall bring tardy justice.
The functioning style of Yogi government in this case was criticized. The incident where took place the guardian of  did not send many days their children for study in protest against harassment of that journalist. From the journalist Associations upto the political parties in the country—all condemned the government; in the wake of the resentment PCI shall send an investigative team to Mirzapur. Mr Sharat Pradhan accepts it an endangering premonition and says, “If the government thinks that it will suppress the truth by harassing the journalists, this is its big blunder. The steps shall hone the writing of journalists. The social media shall be a medium of bitter truth highlighter.”
The statement of Sharat Pradhan is not mere of Mirzapur case, but it has been constantly seen for the past few time. An FIR had been registered against five journalists in a village of district Bijnour alleging them mere for compiling of fake news because they had published a news that a Dalit community had been barred from taking water from common resource. In the same way an FIR against a journalist had been registered when he published a news without number plate of Scorpio four wheeler of a police station head officer in Azamgarh district.
Another journalist (Urdu) in Lucknow had published a news over Moharrum preparation, which annoyed the administrative official in the state capital so that one morning all the officers reached to the home of that journalist to threaten him.
None can object from this thing that any journalists can be allowed the fake, about blackmailing or supporting to the disharmony, news;  but to do so should be in etiquette. It is correct that everybody today is a journalist in the era of social media. Everybody has the right to express himself and people going out from this purview can be contemplated under legal action through the administration, but the administration has also must introspect or review the dealing with the wrong doer under legal extent. Yogi government should understand that media is whistleblower like a presure cooker’s. it displays the resentment of public against government. Now the government prevents this whistle working, the cooker shall burst. The government of Uttar Pradesh has remained the half of its tenure. If it act to maintain the constructive works of public interest instead to quell the truth, the state shall elevate and the government shall be better to maintain its confidence among the people. Otherwise the real journalist shall have been working in its own tune.