15 May, 2021

“More Jobs Have Been Lost Than Created”

Newly re-elected Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh president C.K. Saji Narayanan says that the NITI Aayog should be reorganised to suit the needs of “real India”...

Photograph by Sanjay Rawat
“More Jobs Have Been Lost Than Created”

The RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) is India’s largest trade union. In its national conference resolution on the third anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, BMS has ­denounced the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog). It has also planned district-level demonstrations on June 22 and 23 asking for implementation of the Supreme Court’s October 2016 order on equal pay for temporary and permanent pos­itions. Newly re-elected BMS president C.K. Saji Narayanan tells Ushinor Majumdar that the NITI Aayog should be reorganised to suit the needs of “real India”. Edited excerpts:

Why are you asking for the reorganisation of the NITI Aayog?

There is a fundamental defect with this institution because it hasn’t picked up the aspirations of the common man. Its policy documents on the website show that the social sector, including labourers, people below the poverty line, farmers and backward classes, as also the micro industries are totally...

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