OLDAGE & DISABLED HOMES IN ALL LOCATIONS AND THE RELEVANCE OF  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY !

 

–  WHY NEEDED IN GROWING ECONOMIES?

WHY  GOVERNMENTS  NEED  TO DEVELOP MINISTRIES of OLDAGE & DISABLED CARE, IN ALL ECONOMIES?

 

By  Professor (Emeritus) Dr,Guru Balakrishnan,Ph.D (Economics)

 

 

Introduction:

 

Today World faces very important human problems. Also a lot of potential educated work force retire every year and join ‘retired persons’ groups all over the world – means ‘Knowlegeable persons’ go out of ‘work forces’ in every country, as we don’t have ‘Work till Death’, like in Japan, under socalled’job for tthe youth – forgetting ‘Experienced workforce’ is going out of use all over the world every year in bulk, but every day slowly under ‘retirements’ or ‘Voluntary retirements’ and then under ‘Compulsdory retirements’ –

 

– IS IT NOT A GREAT ‘BRAIN DRAIN FOR THE ECONOMIES OF THE WORLD, as MOST RETIREES GO OUT OF WORKING WORLD UNDER ‘SPURIOUS CLAIM SO CALLED ‘RETIREMENTS OR UNDER ‘PHYSICAL  DISABLED CATEGORIES? ARE WE NOT ‘IDLING THE USEFUL WORKFORCES UNDER SPURIOS IDEA OF “RETIREMENTS? HOW MANY MILLIONS OF HANDS GO OUT OF WORK, DUE UNIMAGINATIVE ‘GOVERNANCE” BY GOVERNMENTS?

 

We  know these- ‘old ageds and disableds’ are ideed full CITIZENS’ exercise citizenship rights of voting  the representatives in a common pool as a common pool, while these persons rights are not properly serviced by  the Governments worth the name?

 

It means, Old people and ‘physically diaabled’ vote you for what?

 

Is it for  ‘Just not to use  their talents, and to ‘kill them ‘ without basic needs and necessities of life and living till they move to RIP – rest in peace position’?

 

Obviously, ‘Democracy’ is for all old, young alike, all need to be looked after, as they are equally potential population, may not look for developing more children of their own, but they can contribute to the over all development of all, that is called ‘Natural Justice’, that one needs ti read in the Article 14 of the Constitution of India; this Article assures ‘equality ‘ to all, you can’t deny one set of people  is called  the doctrine of ‘Democratic Fundamentalism’.

 

Problem is Nobel economists forgot about all oldmen , as if,’they never become old or disabled’!

 

That led to  the ‘Worst disadvantageous Ommission’ of great potentially  experienced workforce to the very disadvantage of the World Economy as such,after all ‘Every learning’ is called ‘imortal knowledge’ base – like that Agriculture still survives, in all kinds of technological developments, for technology can never swallow the basic knowledge of ‘Agriculture’ for that matter any ‘Knowledge’ called ‘gjyana’, in the ‘ancient lore’..

 

Oldage:

 

In fact , ‘Oldage’ is a most misunderstood, ‘word’.

 

Politicians profusely use that word for their own oersonal advantage; but in the case of normal citizens, they conveniently forget – when question of ‘votes’ are needed, the very same politician takes the very old man or the ‘disabled’ by wheel chairs or any such kinds of modes, ‘to vote the politicians to power’; but if the need of oldmen is thought these very politicians conveniently forget; that is the worst ‘Paradigm’;

 

Another problem, most oldmen ‘wrongly think’, they need to stand  out of the road of necessities, just to help the young to get all, in fact ‘oldmen’ must clamour for their rights too , if not they would be relegated to ‘zero’ – by politicians, by corporates too and the governments – you know ‘ oly the crying child gets mother’s attention to feed the crying child’, else your own Mother may not attendon you.

 

In agriculture, all old and young why even ‘disabled’ hands cooperate to till the soils and to harvest the grains; when so , is it not obvious,    ‘Oldmen’ and ‘disabled’ contribute that way all earn one’s own food, clothing and shelter; when so what prevents in industrial employments, the ‘Old’ and ‘disabled’ is to be used like in farms!

 

Which old and disabled gave you politicians the  ‘so called authority’ to omit the ‘old’ and ‘disabled’ under so called ‘retirement’ paradigm, without adequate protection to ‘retirees’;

 

‘Retirees’ doesn’t mean only government servants, as no government provides jobs to all in government, but make the people fend their own lives, when disabled; ‘how they will’, unless they are gainfully used by  the very governance mechanism – call it government, industry, or anything?

 

None shall have authority ‘to retire’ one if his food , shelter and clothing are not guaranteed,  that way democracy need to be assured;  else there is no demcracy at all.

 

Till death ne needs food, shelter and roof, else there can be the Art 21 is in force, life by nature per se need to have food, shelter and clothing in any reasonable civilization.

 

No one can take away one’s food, shelter and roof; what use is sec 125 of cr P C , its purpose is that food, shelter and roof to oldage parents, why the government cannot assure if there is governance at all, what use is to force a son, or daughter when he or she cannot fend himself or herself?

 

The government cannot avoid its primary responsibility to every citizen, simply passing some blessed Act or a statute; statute without any sensible principle is an empty assurance, how do you expect that there is a government at all, when it fails in its primary obligation to life and living of man that way humanitarianism surfaced with a sense of balance.

 

Your government is to be very  insurance  to you, to assure you of food, shelter and clothing; i am not referring the insurance companies; after all once you paid taxes of any kind to the government, obviously it is the very duty under Art 51A of the Part IVA  of your constitution of India as ar as India is concerned; so similarly any government any where on earth; religion, caste do not mean anything, it is only ‘humanity’ that is vital.

 

What use of parliament Or legislatures or judiciary?

 

Parliament’s primary duty is to ensure to every citizen food, shelter and clothing meaningfully, else why do you need these istitutions under  constitution, if  not caring people in their primary life and living – simply calling ‘fundamental rights, directive principles, and fundamental duties, if other Articles under the constitution are not accountable to the primary decent life and  living?

 

‘Again, none seeks  let the government provide things just  ‘free’ like that like under so called ‘caste based reservaions’ or reservations under ‘creamy layer’ or even so called SC/ST reservations, after all all humans first are humans sans all these classifications.

 

Every old person is an epitome of ‘Experience’ in ‘one walk of life or the other’; he or she living so long, with a very  long working life, he or she contributed his or her mite for the lifeand living of all fellow citizens, without any expectation, but some  income provided either by way of ‘wages’.

 

‘Wages’ mean under the law of labor, after L.Chandrakumar constitution bench it confirmed ‘pension ‘ itself as some property, – iffor the governnent servant ‘pension’ is a property why same law (judge made law) did not see its applicability in the case of others who aren’t government employees.

 

In fact those who are not government servants including agriculturists  ought to be protected by the government of the day per force, by extending meaning meaningful subsistance allowances; it is the duty of the state to look after every citizens’ wellbeing, more so tat of the old aged and disabled, f one properly interprets the constitution of india meaningfully; else constitutions is hijacked by the politicians which is not questioned by judiciary –

 

’Why judiciary not questioning on the agriculturisyts suicides, when these agriculturists die or commit suicides for want of fresh water- judiciary could question the government as to why the governments dd not ‘desalinate’ sea salt water – new technology is just remove 10% salt of the sea water then it can be recycled- why still the governments simply fight on useless batteles of river water when rivers are depleted for one reason or the  other?

 

Obviously the separation of powers is just failing in India, for what they have to do for common man. Judiciary ought to self search where it is faling?, if not what a poor common man could do. When he handed his powers in a platter to these ‘institutions’.

 

Governments today are run by crorepathi law makers – in fact crorepathis ought to be removed from being law makers by Election Commission i wonder why it passively looking at them?

If corruption is to be removed , Modi said his DeMo would do? What he is doing in Goa or in Manipur elections? Jst bribes profusely is accused by the congress party. If that claim by congress is true what worth is Modi and the BJP or RSS to the citizens of India, one needs to think.

 

If that is true Modi is a ‘faker’ , so too all poitical parties to the poor citizens of India, will be the poor oldmen’s as also other’s conclusions on indian political democracy.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility?

 

Under this ‘CSR’ head, several corporate take tax benefits, when so why can’t these corporate start ‘Oldage and disabled hospitalities’ in their campusses or adopt certain villages and float hspitalities there where these ‘oldpeople ‘ and ‘disabled’ may be harbored wit free board and and lodge of reasonable conveniences; that expenditure can be debited under tax exemption schemes the corporate could get and yet help the ‘hapless’ poor oldmen and disabled to live their balance lives, by allowing them to use their skills as their ‘useful vocations’ which could help the economy to move a better way as every hand help is a great help like ‘every drop of water can be an ocean’ ?

 

Besides, if the talents iof the old  by way of their experiences could be a great eye opener for the corporate workers or employees under training and development processes, that way even the Corporate like Infosys,Wipro, Cisco, TCS, Telco,Reliance etc can eveb pay some ‘reasonable remunerations’ to the oldaged or disabled persons to help them to buy their ‘day to day clothing’ and the like, like that these ‘oldaged and disabled’ would contribute to economy is it not? (ends)

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