---- Editorial ----
The decision of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs to list 11 Central Public Sector
Enterprises (CPSEs) on stock exchanges is a very good move. The listing of CPSEs
will be done through public offer of shares upto 25 per cent of Government shareholding,
which may include offer of fresh shares for raising of resources from market. Major
CPSEs which will be listed include Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Indian Railway Finance
Corporation Limited, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Limited,
Bharat Dynamics Limited and IRCON International Limited.
The listing is expected to encourage public participation in Central Public Sector
Enterprises and also make them more accountable. Many CPSEs and Public Sector Undertakings
have been performing badly and are becoming burden on government exchequer. It is
time government identify such sick entities and explores various possibilities in
this regard. Unfortunately most of CPSE and PSU just do not seem to be working with
motive to make profit. They always depend on government for funding to run day to
day business. Year on year, losses are increased rather than profits or market share.
PSUs expect government to fund them to continue running the organization. Government
collects taxes from people to utilize it for welfare of the common men. However,
large portion of the tax money is being spent on PSUs debts. Hopefully in coming
year government will work out solution to revive ailing CPSEs and PSUs for the greater
interest of the nation.
---- Readers Forum ----
Liquor and livelihood
A recent study says that women suffer from depression as a result of alcoholism of
their husbands. Dancing to the tune of alcohol, these husbands neglect their families,
squander their money and became violent towards their wives. So, it is a crying need
to curb drinking for the sake of women and children of our country. Government needs
to rehabilitate liquor vendors in a sober business but in no way livelihoods of a
few people can become a bigger issue.
Sujit De, Kolkata
Half hearted assurance
It's very sad to know that our seven MLAs which includes one minister, one deputy
speaker and many parliamentary secretaries are ineffective and our present government
led by Chief Minister Pema Kandhu is also giving half-hearted assurance every time
without any practical result.
I would not even spare our three MPs which include one Union Minister, specially
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju to whom this concern areas have given maximum votes in
previous Lok Sabha election.
They should never underestimate public. Hopefully, soon they all should realize the
need of fully functional administration with its own DC and SP at Likabali for Lower
Siang District. Patience of public is crossing its limit.
Recruit more engineers
With great pain, I am writing this on behalf of all frustrated and unemployed youths
in the state.
Its very disdaining to learn that the rate of recruitment in the Dept of Power is
very slow as compared to other depts. The dept has not created even a single vacancy
for Junior Engineers (JE) in last three years. On the other hand, civil concerned
departments have created and recruited around 150 JE posts in last two years.
It feels the recruitment process in power dept has stagnated causing huge surge in
unemployment level among graduated youths.
Department of Power is one of the major departments of the state and has its offices
in almost every blocks of the state. In spite of that, the recruitment is too low
in the department due to various hidden unexplained reasons.
Dept not being able to publish even a single JE post in last three years speaks a
lot about irregularities and lack of importance given to new posts and talents.
There are around 300 students graduating every year in the said dept. The state govt
and the concerned dept have huge responsibility ensuring their career within the
state. Most of the youths pursue the course with dreams of serving the state. But
meager jobs washes their dreams away.
Therefore, the state govt and concerned dept needs to take rapid action and ensure
proper and continuous recruitment process in days to come.
Biku Jaipu, Itanagar
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