Posts Tagged ‘There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch’

Flagship scheme (Food Security Bill) of Congress towing the lines of socialism and another populist scheme to gain votes in the coming 2014 general election. The problem with the flagship schemes is that flag is waved by party to project the scheme as success but in reality ship is marred by heavy corruption and inefficiency. Political parties simply do not want to look through the issue or rather problem at hand, which is purchasing power and employment, needed by person either in town or city to purchase the goods of his/her needs. Parliament was jammed and ruckus was created on the corruption issues, which is forte of government, but none of the political leader actually wanted a debate on the point that why food security bill (FSB) is needed and how it will create corruption. They wanted a debate on implementation of the scheme but the problem lies with the inception itself, when government allow ELIGIBLE household; 5kg food grain per person per month. The monster in waiting is the failed Public Distribution System (FDS), which will open new black market of food grain like kerosene in the current scenario. It is not rocket science to understand from procurement till distribution everything will have corruption as it is free money to procure, accounting can be tampered and in distribution (FCI) it will be given through ration cards, which is already suffering from heavy corruption. Babus and bureaucrats at the top will take away their share, which is a known facts even though government will deny it, and in middle market middleman and government agent will take their share and finally the local ration unit will eat away as much as he wants. The actual beneficiaries for whom the scheme is launched will be suffering from the hunger and poverty as before and only the handful on people will get benefitted. These handful of people will become cheerleaders for the government phony schemes and will help in propagate the lies that populist schemes actually helps the poor but in reality it never helps the poor. Continue Reading more!

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As per news published in some of the leading newspapers that 473 Punjab school asked to put down their shutters as they found that these schools are violating the Right to education act and playing with kids future. The Right to Education has made it compulsory for every private unaided school to admit at least 25% of its entry level class from children belonging to weaker section of society and disadvantaged groups. For this category of students the state government shall reimburse schools an amount equal to either the fees charged by the school or the per child expenditure in state schools, whichever is lower. Herein the problem lies when laws are made compulsory for the private institutions and transferring the liabilities(incompetence) lies at the end of government on Private institutions. The government do not want the transparency and accountability at their end but wanted to ruin the private run institution by pushing the limits. This will have far reaching effect on increasing the corruption, higher cost on parents who are paying, open BPL card black market and money refund will become tedious as state government will have to bear the burden of money.
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