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Government Jobs, back in action

in: Hot Shot,India

Government-Jobs-India.jpgToday I appeared in written test for NIC (National Informatics Center) for the post of Scientific officer. National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Information Technology is providing network backbone and e-Governance support to Central Government, State Governments, UT Administrations, Districts and other Government bodies. Some of my regular readers would be surprised to read this article. Actually I am already working in a big multinational company with a handsome salary. Then why I am trying for job in public sector or better say Sarkari Naukri. Earlier people in India used to think if you want to earn more money, rapid growth in corporate ladder, then its better to join private sector or MNCs. Now latest developments in Indian economy has completely changed this mentality. They are

  1. Introduction of sixth pay commission in Indian Government Jobs.
  2. Ongoing Economic recession and layoffs. Till now, around 500,000 Indians have lost their jobs.

If you are a job-seeker then you have to options either join public sector or Governments jobs or go for MNCs. In Government Jobs, you have both money, job-security and peace of mind, there is no fear of getting fired, whereas in private sector and MNCs you will get stress, tension, layoffs, over-time. Government official also enjoy lots of perks and benefits which have more value in financial terms. So which is better option. Yes, you are right. So it’s better to go for Government Job. According to Monday’s interim budget, the government is estimated to add about 92,000, or 3% more, to staff strength through 2008-09, even as pay revisions add 55% on last year to its expenditure on salaries and allowances. Even in IIT, NIT and IIMs, public sector units (PSUs) are emerging as big recruiters.

Kshitij Gupta, an IIT BTech who works for the Indian Oil Corporation, says

“There is a sense of security in a government job. There is no ‘blindly hire and blindly fire’ policy like the private sector and though the compensation package is lower, there are perks such as subsidized accommodation and medical care.”

What Government should do to increase jobs in public sector?

I am not any economist to suggest any good measure to increase jobs in public sector. But I have one idea and believe me this idea was already implemented in 1969. By the 1960s, the Indian banking industry became an important tool to facilitate the development of the Indian economy and also it became a large employer, and a national-level debate has ensued about the possibility to nationalize the banking industry. Indira Gandhi, the-then Prime Minister of India expressed the intention of the GOI in the annual conference of the All India Congress Meeting in a paper entitled “Stray thoughts on Bank Nationalization.” The paper was received with positive enthusiasm. Thereafter, her move was swift and sudden, and the GOI issued an ordinance and nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks with effect from the midnight of July 19, 1969. Jayaprakash Narayan, a national leader of India, described the step as a “masterstroke of political sagacity.” Within two weeks of the issue of the ordinance, the Parliament passed the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Bill, and it received the presidential approval on 9 August, 1969. In my opinion, the Indian Government should work out on the possibility of nationalization of IT industry, private banks, retail and manufacturing companies.

How will help to get latest updates on new vacancies in Government Jobs in India?

  • I have started a new category in abhisays called Government Jobs, here you will find latest updates on Government Jobs, new vacancies, important dates etc.
  • Also I have compiled one list of important websites where you can find more on Government Jobs and walkins.

  • 1

    plz tell me how to prepare for banking examination

    neha khullar on May 5th, 2009
  • 2

    Just very simple, if you are preparing for CAT or any other MBA examination then no need to worry, banking examination is a cakewalk for you. If not, then buy R S Aagarwal Aptitude, Reasoning books, wren and martin grammar book and competitive exam. magazines like PD or CS Review etc.

    abhishek on May 5th, 2009
  • 3

    Hi Abhishek.
    I am regular reader of your blogs . Good work .
    I am a btech from MIT muzaffarpur and Mtech from IIIT Bangalore.
    I have a confusion , I have cleared the NIC test and not able to decide whether i should join or not. Currently am working with GE- Healthcare bangalore.
    both have their pro and cons and it confused me.

    nishant jha

    Nishant Jha on July 6th, 2009
  • 4

    Hi abhishek, your posts are very informative…liked them
    Abt Govt vs prvt…i would like to say something…I am a Dy Collector & Magistrate( even though i am a B. Tech in electronics and qualified in GATE & CAT)…govt jobs gives one a sense of satisfaction of doing something for the people. Even if i issue one BPL certificate or help a woman in getting old age pension…i feel that yes i have done something in life…..
    dollars & rupees will always beckon you in private jobs…but what during times of recession…u have a lot of headaches… my friends are taking books from me to prepare for govt job exams.
    Basically u have to you want to eat biryani for 2 days in a week and stay hungry for the rest 5 days or do you want to eat assured dal chawal for all days

    Asaf Iqbal on October 2nd, 2009