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Is there any time to work?

February 4, 2009


 It is not without a reason,

  •  people were still insisting to get a government job.
  • UP is still a under developed state.
  • Intense caste based politics prevailing in UP.

       Recently I have come across news that Uttar Pradesh government has given its employees 32 public holidays, 4 local holidays and 2 bank holidays. They are having 30 earned leaves, 12 casual leaves and 104 leaves in Saturday and Sunday, leaves them with working days of only 177 in a year which is lesser than the no. of non-working days of 188. With these many leaves how a state will develop? How the administrators will implement the plans of government with these much leaves?  What maybe the reason for these much holidays? No guess work here, It’s all to please various communities.

        In 2005, the no. of holidays in UP were 28. In 2006, Parshuram Jayanti was declared a public holiday to please the Bhramin community, Vishwakarama Jayanthi was declared a public holiday to please the Vishwakarma community and Agrasen Jayanthi was declared as public holiday in response to a demand by the Vaishya Community. The birthday of the prophet and last Friday of Ramzan were also declared as holiday.After Mayawati become as CM in 2007, Kanshi Ram’s birth and death date were announced as public holidays.

            So in the above said holidays, whether all the people of Uttar Pradesh were going to celebrate the Jayanthi’s. The answer is ‘no’. Why everybody in a state must be deprived of services for a very minor section of people going to celebrate the festival’s. Already they have 30 Earned leaves and 12 casual leaves, which is abundant. If the function is more important to them they can take leave from it. Kanshi Ram’s birthday and death anniversaries are announced as public holidays. What people were going to do with those holidays? Going to celebrate his birthday or mourn for his death? No. Even the central government has announced the leave only for our father Gandhiji.If Mayawati or Mulayam Singh dies means, then their birth and death anniversaries are going to added as public holidays. So, In no way this is going to decrease. It will ever increase just like our population.

Why I am saying ‘No’:

  1. The public holidays are for the people to spend some time with his family and friends during festive times. And that too must be given after making sure that it will not affect the normal life. But here our Netas were giving leaves at their will. If we start giving leaves for all the festivals we celebrate and the birth and death dates of our leaders, we will not have a single working day in a year. Because we are living in a country where people were following different religions, in which each and every religions have several special days and there are many a leaders who are fighting for country and each and every community.
  2. Of these 35 holidays, many will fall in Friday or Monday, which means the government will not function for 3 days continuously. There are many people in India, especially in the state of UP, who are below the poverty line. They are too much dependent on public Ration shops for their food. By the stats, as they were being closed every other day how these people will survive?
  3. There are many other government offices like Taulk office, RTO, which must be opened to get the certificates in time. Central government has its own set of 15 days of holidays.
  4. If a person were applying to central government job, for which he needs certificates or sign from state government office means there is a possibility that he can’t apply or get them in time.
  5. We know already that at what pace our government officers were getting their, sorry, our work done, so this will create an additional delay to the process.
  6. This may mislead the other state governments as the worst things will pass on quickly in our country than the good things. Whether they will make up by having shifts on the leave days? I don’t think this is likely to happen.
  7. And also the strikes and government jobs are inseparable. If they are going start fight for their rights this 177 will become 150 are less.

       I am not saying other states are better in this scenario. I didn’t get enough datas on how many public holidays for each state. I have got this page while googling, but couldn’t get the exact no. of holidays from it. Every state government has given its employees a minimum of 25 holidays. In addition to that, there are too many earned and casual leaves. Due to this lot of wotk hours and man power is going to be waste. There are lot of ways to get vote from people. If a government does well and manages to sort out the problems of the common people, they are sure to get vote. Instead of that, these kind of cheap ways will put both people and the government in a deep state of bother in future.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2009 10:24 pm

    If mayawati can find time to governence in her busy schedule of contructing statues all over UP, then maybe she would think of this……

    kanagu: 😆
    Maybe.. then also she can’t find time as she has to direct her party workers to collect funds for Birthday bash 😉

  2. Vin permalink
    February 4, 2009 10:39 pm

    Kanagu, we need to organise a ‘Time management’ series of workshops for the ppl in power…doesnt that explain the sorry state of India n the only way to wake-up n do 🙂

    vaise, how u make time for posting nice articles regularly? !!! very commendable:) keep it up:)

    a small rhyme in ur name…ur name sounds cute:)
    Kanagu..Kanagu..How do u do?
    Jus like a laddoo…one point two!!

    dont beat me:)

    kanagu: Our politicians have all the time in the world to attend party meetings and some wedding functions.. but when it comes to do their job they fail miserably 😦
    And thanks for the appreciation… and that small rhyme 🙂 nice 🙂

  3. February 4, 2009 11:43 pm

    Why doesn’t Mayawati just declare the working days instead of holidays? That way, it would be easier! 😉

    kanagu: Thats a nice one.. but Saturday and Sunday were leave by default 🙂

  4. February 5, 2009 3:39 am

    Iam going to find a govt job in UP !!! 😀

    Some people work to live, others work to take leave !

    kanagu: If everybody sees this means, there will be huge competition for a UP govt job 🙂
    /*Some people work to live, others work to take leave !*/

  5. February 5, 2009 3:51 am

    i don’t anything of the intricate details of the job scene in india but i appreciate the fact that you meticulously put all this information ntogether!!! :))) as a result, i learned something new. cheerz!

    kanagu: Welcome here Roop 🙂
    Thank you.. Thank you 🙂

  6. Chirag permalink
    February 5, 2009 12:16 pm

    Actually I wish I could say that about my company 🙂 we just have 10-14 holidays across the year. Government jobs are bit on a different spectrum. Where people join in most cases to relax and a safe job! Now this well most of the countries are acceleration mode to success and we are decelerating mode 😦

    kanagu:Sad Chirag.. but we can’t do much about it.. it’s the people in power must do something about it 😦

  7. February 5, 2009 1:35 pm

    10 years back, in West Bengal, they have 20+ state declared holidays + 21 Annual leave + 4 casual leave + 5 sick leave.

    All the 9 days of the NAvrathri are decalred as holidays by the State Government.

    I don’t think, the situation would have improved by this time ;-(

    kanagu: It will not improve.. hope it won’t degrade from here 🙂

  8. February 5, 2009 3:49 pm

    Quite a well reaserched and informative article. And well written too.
    So many holidays – they should be feeling bored also no?

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: Our people will live in the luxury of watching TV in their home.. bored… for what? If they are bored means we will see improvement in our country 🙂

  9. February 6, 2009 12:15 am

    @ Kanagu : Give the people what they want! I guess people in ‘warm’ countries usually like to relax. If you look at Latin America its probably the same. In some ways I like it that way. Look at France for example they always have some strike or the other and most of the country never seems to work but that does not mean they have not progressed. I am not so fond of the hustle and bustle. I am pretty lazy myself. Perhaps I should just move to UP!

    kanagu: Me too don’t like hustle and bustle.. but how we can just take rest every other day. Then we will never be in the mood to work.. and we will never ever develop Odzer 🙂

  10. February 6, 2009 2:52 am

    Heh heh heh… You have made a point there dude! *alien earthling* and *vimal* spoke my mind. 😀


    kanagu: Thanks Kartz 🙂

  11. February 6, 2009 9:42 pm

    OMG! if this goes on, then UP will go up up and away… only, never to return back 😛 amazing post.

    kanagu: Thanks Harsha..
    Hope somebody will catch it before it goes out of reach 🙂

  12. February 7, 2009 12:02 pm

    I think UP has like one week holiday during Holi…practically everyone is too drunk to work. My sis who used to live in Kanpur told me.

    kanagu: Ohhhh… but I am not questioning the existing holidays.. even If I question nobody is going to care about it.. we are living in a country where once a thing is given can’t taken back. especially if it is from government.
    What I am opposing is the holidays they are keep on giving…

  13. February 8, 2009 6:42 am

    No state is different. Holidays or no we hardly see govt. employees working 😀

    They come at 10:00 chat have Tea then look through some files then Lunch then chat some more have Tea while looking through those files. By 4:00 they are restless…by 4:30 our of office.

    kanagu: Government job is a luxury life 😐

  14. February 8, 2009 1:04 pm

    I second Raj’s comment 😛

    kanagu: 🙂

  15. February 8, 2009 11:12 pm

    Well, its not too hard not to work, but this is too much!

    kanagu: yeah Amit 🙂

  16. February 9, 2009 8:31 am

    A very good blog dude…its true there are so many hols in India…and UP is turning into Bihar no 2 (or I wonder whether it has already turned into one and now in the process of overtaking)…the recent incident of 6 year old girl beaten up by the BRAVE policemen of UP shows where the country is going…

    kanagu: I think Bihar is now improving under Nitish Kumar.. so don’t compare UP with Bihar..
    Thank you 🙂

  17. February 9, 2009 11:17 am

    Ahem..i love holidays :(( but yeah too much biting into productivity kills progress..i agree..but imagine the no of hols people in European countries get..they sure utilize time more effectively than us!!

    kanagu: We must have a organized leave system.. not like this.. one here and there.. so that we can plan effectively 🙂

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