Free books to students!
Free culture is a bad culture! It cripples people and makes them useless. Till date, the freebie culture was in vogue among politicians and people in power. Since our politicians live in freebies they don't delve deep into the problems of the poor. They take everything at ease. However, this is a wrong culture! It makes one irresponsible and uccountable too. No one can question if someone wants to distribute his/her own resources to someone else. But nobody has the right to play with tax payer's money to gain political mileage.
Parents enjoy purchasing books and study materials for their children. Of course, if the people can afford it they should not be barred from enjoying it. However, students from poor families should be given fincial help to purchase books if they require. Nowadays, government as well as private employees draw hefty salaries and as such they should not be bracketed with the poor. In higher classes or technical colleges, students don't restrict themselves to single text book only. Can the government provide various reference books for the engineering and medical students? Moreover, printing and production of textbooks are not the job of any government. The government needs to develop better infrastructures in educatiol institutions to impart quality education rather than providing free books to students. Serious thought needs to given before making any policy decision by the government. Haste makes waste!
Withdraw FRDI Bill
The Fincial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017 provides for a bail-in, which allows the fincial institution to cancel a liability owed by the bank or change the form of an existing liability to another security. In essence, the government is allowing these institutions to appropriate our assets and there is no recourse for the same.
People worst affected by this will not be the rich, but the rest for whom having their money appropriated or even tied up in a fixed deposit can cause severe economic hardship. It will affect the common man who has already been hit owing to demonetisation and the Goods and Service Tax. Through your esteemed daily, I would like to request the Prime Minister rendra Modi and Fince Minister Arun Jaitley to withdraw the FRDI Bill, otherwise it will not only erode the people's trust in the fincial system, but also lead to speculation and fear.
Satish Kumar Sarma,
Kalyanpur, Biswath Chariali.