Two scenarios

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There are two scenarios in India. On the one side, there is record unemployment with highest level of joblessness is a salient feature of Indian system. While on the other side, there is tremendous crunch of government empty posts including IAS officials. According to information given in Loksabha, the government has told that, the country has twenty two percent shortage of IAS officers than sanctioned strength. While shortage of teachers or principals and doctors and nurses in government hospitals are regularly highlighted in local newspapers. The gist of all this is that India is working with understaffed strength and there are mobs of unemployed youths are loitering in roads in search of jobs. The two scenarios can’t be synergized. The parliamentary committee has expressed concern over severe shortage of staff at six AIIMS hospitals which can be disastrous if there arises any emergency like Corona disease. In Corona pandemic period, many states including Maharashtra had to call doctors and nurses to come to job as there was severe crunch of Corona warriors. Such situation may arise in near future at any time and we have not been able to find the proper solution for this problem. India faces a debilitating workforce crunch in key government departments. AIIMS is the  country’s premier teaching hospitals which are fighting with lack of staff. Parliament was also informed that the country has around 22% fewer IAS officers than the sanctioned strength. The situation in the judicial services is quite dire, as evidenced by the number of pending cases across courts in India. Law-enforcement is suffering, too: For instance, there were 20,839 vacancies in Haryana Police mid-year in 2021. The situation is mirrored in other states: Last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed that the country had 155.78 police personnel per lakh of population, far below the UN-recommended ratio of 222 per lakh persons. Due to lack of enough judges and other staff in courts, any person has to wait for twenty or more years to get justice. The shortfall of government personnel severely impacts delivery of services to the population in critical fields such as healthcare, education, law-enforcement and judiciary. The shortage of IAS officers explains the bitter tug of war between the Centre and the states over deputation of civil servants. The high crime rates in high-population states, where the impact of the police staff crunch is felt most, suggest that criminals have a field day there because, due to the scarcity of cops, they have no fear of the law. According to estimates made last year, there are over 4.4 crore cases pending in courts in India. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said last month: ‘Not only do we need to fill the existing vacancies on an urgent basis, but there is also a need to increase the number of judges.’ We elect a political party to govern which always promise to adhere to good governance and immediate justice to people. But all political parties are lying. They have not enough administrative staff and other employees and it is difficult for them to give proper delivery of services to people. Any political party does not take this issue at the time of election. What is the use of party is extremely honest and wants to deliver excellent. When it has not enough number of employees, what will it do? In fact, merely filling sanctioned posts would not be enough to govern a country of India’s size and complexities — it’s clear that new posts must be created to effectively deliver services to the people. It’s not that talent is unavailable in the country, for roughly 50% of the country’s population is below 25 years of age. India needs a long-term, deeply thought-out strategy for filling existing posts and creating new ones in order to improve the quality of services given to the people. due to cash crunch, central government or any state government nowadays does not appoint new people at the place of retired persons. The remaining staff carries extra burden and with that, the delivery becomes incompetent. The government need to proper plan the strength of staff in near future and accordingly recruitment should be done. This may not be possible as the exchequer is empty.