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Harvard-influenced Niti Aayog killing jobs: RSS’ Labour Wing

Narayanan alleged that the Aayog is being run by foreign experts who have no idea of the on-ground reality.

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Aug 20, 2019, 11.22 PM IST
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"Thorough revamp of policy-making mechanism is required with people-centric governance,” Narayanan said.
NEW DELHI: Saji Narayanan, president of the RSS labour arm Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), on Tuesday blamed the Niti Aayog for killing jobs and sale of government assets.

“On one side, the government is sincerely trying and committed to create jobs. But, on the other, the wrong policies of institutions like the Niti Aayog are killing jobs,” Narayanan told ET. “The main job of the Niti Aayog is strategic sale of PSUs. We are strongly opposing (it). For that, stakeholders should be consulted. But no consultation is happening with stakeholders like trade unions.”

BMS passed a resolution after its three-day national executive got over on Sunday, attacking the government over privatisation and disinvestment. It said that a mad rush for privatisation is against the national interest and it would kill India’s manufacturing sector.

Narayanan alleged that the Aayog is being run by foreign experts who have no idea of the on-ground reality. “You go to the Niti Aayog and all the foreign-funded NGOs are sitting there. Harvard University people are getting them. Harvard is the last word for them. Until and unless you come up with people-centric governance, things are not going to change,” he said.

As the president of BMS, he urged the government to take immediate steps to revive the auto sector. “Manufacturing and auto sectors are facing a crisis. As per reports coming out, 49% of the total manufacturing output comes from the auto sector. The government has to do something immediately, but nothing is coming out,” Narayanan told ET.

BMS has backed strikes going on in the railways and defence against corporatisation and privatisation. It is the main force behind the defence strike and is supporting other trade unions in the railways.

The party plans a pan-India awareness programme starting September 25, the birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay, and ending on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Unit-level and district-level meetings and workshops would be organised across the country to make people aware of wrong economic and labour policies of the government.

“Thereafter, we will think of agitation. This is not the way to run the nation. Thorough revamp of policy-making mechanism is required with people-centric governance,” Narayanan said.

The BMS resolution mentioned that the government and its advisors are utterly confused on the role of the public sector as well as the private sector in India’s development trajectory. It has urged the government to restructure Niti Aayog to remove its apathy towards leading social organisations and trade unions and also change the antiworker attitude of bureaucrats.

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