How 10 paisa cess might renovate lives of 20,000 coolies, move them underneath amicable confidence net

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Your sight transport competence usually get dearer by 10 paisa. But it would move about a far-reaching grin on a faces of over 20,000 coolies and porters opposite a country’s many railway stations. The executive supervision is formulation to move railway porters underneath a amicable confidence net of a Employees Provident Fund (EPFO). If a proposal sent by a Labour Ministry is accepted, an additional 10 paisa cess might be levied on each railway ticket, that would supplement Rs 4.38 crore to cover porters and move them underneath a EPFO scheme.

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Representational image. Reuters

A recent revisit to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin hire showed us that most of a porters are already vehement during a awaiting of a solid income underneath a Centre’s scheme. Such was a unrestrained that nobody even worried seeking how will business compensate 10 paisa, given coins of such a tiny description don’t even exist!

Speaking to Firstpost, a coolies — dressed in their splendid uniforms and coronet licences strapped on their arms — pronounced they are wakeful of a news. They pronounced they trust a Modi supervision will successfully exercise a intrigue to give them all advantages of prudent fund. They pronounced they are grateful to a supervision if a additional income comes their way.

“Nobody has suspicion about a intrigue like this before. A PF intrigue for us has come about for a initial time. The open won’t caring if a fares are hiked by 10 paisa. But if a supervision are to take this income to do some good, afterwards that would make a lot of us really happy. It shows a supervision cares about us and works to make us happy,” one coolie during a Nizamuddin station.

“Boond boond se ghara bharta hai (the sea comprises many tiny drops),” pronounced another coolie. “This is a really good step.”

We will now have to wait until 1 Feb to know the predestine of a offer and either a porters’ confidence turns into existence or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has had his hands full with banking of incomparable denominations in new times, might usually have realised a value of a long-forgotten 10 paisa coin, that might nonetheless change a lives of thousands of coolies opposite a country.

The usually problem is, nobody knows how to compensate this sum. Maybe a supervision can move behind a 10 paisa coin?

First Published On : Jan 5, 2017 20:47 IST