Insurance employees condemn NDA Govt’s anti-worker policies

North Zone insurance employees’ leaders at a convention in Jammu on Saturday.
North Zone insurance employees’ leaders at a convention in Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 23: Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association has condemned the NDA Government led by Narendra Modi for its anti-worker policies and alleged that unemployment has reached alarming situation in the country.
A convention on the issue of ‘unemployment’ was held at Jammu today under the banner of Northern Zone Insurance Employees’ Association. It was organised under the leadership of Pawan Gupta and AM Tantray, Divisional Secretary and Divisional president of the Association respectively. AK Bhatnagar, president NZIEA from Delhi was the chief guest while Raqeeq Ahmed Khan State president, NSUI, and Om Parkash general secretary CITU J&K were the special guests on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhatnagar said that during rule of this NDA Govt, the rate of unemployment has gone to the highest at 7.2% in the last forty five years; and in case of youth, this rate is nearly 16%.The reason behind this is the demonetization move of the Govt and also the implementation of GST in haste without proper preparations.
He said in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years and the increasing rate of unemployment is going to be a big challenge for the youth of the country. As per report of ‘Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’, more than one crore people have lost their jobs in the last years. So this jobloss has been a big concern and it has been leading to suicides by many youths of the country.
He said that total number of employees in the Central Government dipped to 32.53 lakh in 2017 from 33.28 lakh in 2014, a loss of 75000 jobs. In over 330 central public sector enterprises which employed 16.91 lakh persons in 2014, the 2017 figure is15.24 lakh, a loss of 1.67 lakh jobs. The jobs in public sector banking sector also came down from 9.47 lakh in 2015 to 9.12 lakh in 2017, a loss of 35000 jobs.
Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, youth student leader, president of National Student Union of India J&K said that promise of the BJP Govt to provide two crore jobs per year has totally fallen flat and his terming of preparing pakora, achaar etc as avenues of employment for educated youth of the country is a cruel joke with the people of the country.
Several other trade unionists also spoke on the occasion.