On the one hand, when there is necessity for hard work due to economic globalization to, counter the challenges of multinational organizations; our country prefers reducing working ability of our people. Whereas there is necessity of increasing ?work culture? to bring the country at par with developed nations, the tradition of increasing holidays at work places leads to reducing working capabilities of our people.
Politicians and trade unionists are equally responsible for this sort of affairs. Mere slogans cannot lead the nation on the path of progress. It needs hard work and foresightedness in planning. Development needs more work and fewer holidays. Developed nations increase production by reducing holidays and increasing working hours to increase per capita working capability. In Indian politics there is a ?conspiracy? going on to reduce capability of our people. Power hungry politicians having interest in multinational companies are busy to get the benefit out of this practice.
Our trade union leaders mislead the workforce over various issues demanding to keep their leadership alive. It is unfortunate; these leaders demand more holidays and other benefits instead of encouraging the workers to increase production, so that the industry may be compelled to pay them more. Due to high illiteracy and lack of right understanding, exploitation of workforce is continuing.
Working force fail to understand whether their prosperity depends on more work or on holidays.Government of India has adopted the policy of five days working in a week, which ultimately leads to delaying disposal of works. Not only this, out of 365 days of year, about 25 national, 104 Sundays and Saturdays, besides 65 privilege leaves, casual and medical leaves, provisions are already there. In this way about 200 days of the year a worker enjoys as holidays. The state governments on the other hand declare local and festival holidays in addition to all these.
Another fact that shows that the bandh culture has spread in the country at large scale in indicated by how, on various issues and petty matters, any organization declares a bandh and it is found that the people give good response to that and enjoy extra holidays. As much misuse and negligence of human resources is done in India, nowhere in the world one can find. Several small nations have attained their position in the developed countries because of proper use of human resources and India is lagging behind even after 65 years of independence... It is not enough to pay homage to the Great Soul by putting flowers on his Samadhi from time to time. It is time to follow his ideals and make the country self sufficient in the fields of agriculture and industries, which can provide work for all and prosperity for the country.