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Educated youth use the scope of political patronization to get a government job

By Harasankar Adhikari 

The government of West Bengal has totally failed to combat unemployment in the state for the last decade. The rate of educated unemployment (or all sorts of unemployment) increased during the era of the left-front government. The reasons are diversified. Of course, lack of industrial initiative, surplus agricultural labor, land policy, etc. are primary reasons. It has broken the mental state and other qualities of the youth. But youth unrest has been resisted by political parties and their crude politics. They are mishandled by the political parties. It influences the migration rate undoubtedly. On the other hand, the youth of this state are cheaply directed to actively get involved in politics, which creates a hope for employment through patronization of the political party in power. Therefore, ‘doing party’ has become a new job venue for the youth of West Bengal.
In particular, the educated youth use the scope of political patronization to get a government job, including jobs in the education sector—teachers (from primary to upper level), etc. Political leaders use it as a profit-making game to loot money as a bribe for a job to the ineligible. This case is under trial because of the huge corruption involved with this.
The TMC-led government's expertise is in presenting false and fabricated reports in relation to the hope of industrialization, investment, etc. at the Bengal Business Summit every year. It incurs a huge amount of revenue. But the result is almost a big zero. This government advised the youth to do business in tea, etc., because it has understood it has no serious alternative to this. If you want to live here in West Bengal, you should vote for this. No other expectation from the government so far as employment is concerned is with this government. It will only nurture corruption techniques to make its cadre rich and wealthy. It is their pride.
The central government has introduced the skilling India programme for technical-based employment generation among youth. It has been renamed by the state government as Utkarsha Bangla, under which educated unemployed youth are taking skill training. But our job placement record is very dissatisfactory and it is nothing but a wastage of public revenue. It surely glorifies the government that it is doing a huge thing for the purpose of employment. In reality, it is a painful eye wash. Very recently, the state government organised a job fair and arranged for about thirty thousand jobs for trained youth. It provides offer letters to the youth for apprenticeship in private sector companies (mostly outside the state). But it is also fabricated and falsified because these companies are in the dark about this, and on the other hand, it is not a regular job.
The most vibrant and potential future is being lured. So, unemployed youth are in a maze and they are serious victims of the political game of the ruling political party. Youth unrest would be prevalent. Various social, psychological, and cultural problems would take place to lead the state into a crucially difficult situation. Will this democracy control the future? Politics for personal gain should immediately stop.



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