Right to Work?
The right to work states that everyone should be given the opportunity to work for a basic living wage. The Government shall within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing right to work...”
Our Right to work should get protected. I dreamt of one scheme wherein I am sure that each unemployed got the work or on failure government shall pay from its employment fund.
According to the scheme, every person in the area was given the right to get guaranteed employment for doing unskilled manual work and to receive wages weekly. Thus, guaranteed employmentwas the important aspect of the scheme.
Under this scheme, Jobseekers must get their names registered at the council level office. Work was provided within a fortnight from the date of registration and getting identity card. Works were allotted within a radius of 7 kms from the worker’s place of residence. Works were given at council level but were supervised. Failure to provide employment was the liability on the Government for payment of unemployment allowance that is some pounds/day (rupees/day). Drinkable water, first aid facilities, shacks and compensation for death was provided as welfare facilities to workers.
The guarantee of work!! It was legally binding scheme implemented for jobseekers so it was far more durable than ad hoc employment schemes.
The scheme was totally financed by the government. How?
‘Employment Fund’ had been constituted to ensure that resources raised for the implementation of the scheme were utilized only for the purpose of the same.
It had the potential to change the nation’s economy. This type of scheme of my dream supports employees at work. They earn their wage on weekly basis. If Government fails to give work then still they get the earning to live their life as their fundamental or say basic right.
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