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Programmes of the Government for Social Security benefits, should guarantee arranging of adequate resources for food and shelter and promotion of health, welfare & well-being as per the resources of the State and the organizations, for every eligible member of the society especially for children, elderly, sick, handicapped, unemployed, retired but not having pension benefits and poor etc. They should continue to get some minimum amount of funds to carry on their lives and develop themselves with dignity, as a welfare scheme. Many of the persons/employees/workers, especially at the lower rung, suffer, due to unemployment or inadequate flow of funds, after retirement, whereas their expenditure is increasing due to illnesses, family commitments, inflation etc. Social Security benefits should be considered as a sort of Social insurance, so that all such persons/employees/workers and their families, do not suffer.
From time to time this subject has been discussed and the requirements pointed out through the representatives of Trade unions organizations, Employer’s organizations, Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Labour Law Consultants and other officials and organizations. The requirement is for its universal application especially for all eligible persons/employees/workers etc., with no exemptions of any type, to avoid any types of abuse of the exemptions. The provisions should continue to improve their lives. Also no contribution should be taken from any of such persons/employees/workers (whether from organized or un-organized sector) and there should be no exploitation and also no corruption of any type. There should be frequent inspections, to protect such persons/employees/workers etc. from exploitation by employers, agencies and others. The various Social Security provisions, definitions, titles of the dealing offices and the officers and other relevant matters should be easy to understand by normal persons and fully clear, with no confusion. All the schemes must be run through the State only, which should make effective provisions for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness & disablement etc., so that eligible persons are not deprived of any benefits. However, it must be carefully examined, as to how, and for which specific category of persons, this type of schemes can be implemented, considering the financial resources which can be made available for this purpose.






            I travel down the memory lane, more than 60 years in my life and recollect my school days, when a young Science teacher, used to teach Science to us. He had welfare of the children uppermost in his mind. He used to take our monthly tests and I had the good fortune of getting the highest marks viz. 4 ¾ out of 5 marks in Science for several months. He was very much fascinated by my performance. One day he spoke to my respected father and told him “This boy deserves cent percent marks, but I cannot give full marks.”  He further advised that I should be allowed and encouraged to take Science subjects for a successful career. My father accepted his advice and gave me all possible help, encouragement and motivation. This Science teacher also told my drawing teacher for giving special attention to me in the drawing lessons. This further strengthened my respect for him and our relationship as a teacher-student, increased to the extent of fascination and admiration. On close scrutiny, I found him to be a self-less and dedicated teacher and an affable person with many other qualities, apart from his sense of being well-dressed. His motivation helped me in developing a vision for my life. All through my school days and later, I took him as my role-model and I continued to get inspiration from him, which helped me a lot in my progress, as well as in developing human values. It is very difficult to find such persons. He will always be remaining in my thoughts.      With this background I completed my school examination with distinction, topped in the College in B Sc., and then completed graduation in Engineering from B H U and then rose to a high rank in Government of India service (before my voluntary retirement).  While I am grateful to my parents for everything they did for me, I also have high regards for the then young Science teacher of mine, for taking personal interest and going out of the way, beyond the realm of his normal duties, for a young soul like me. I cannot forget his motivation, driving me to succeed and to excel, which enabled me to have a meritorious and satisfying career with several scholarships, achievements and awards. He thought I was his discovery, whereas I thought he was my discovery. I salute you, Sir, my Science teacher.


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