Government to recruit 100,000 workers from low income category
The government has decided to implement a programme to provide 100,000 jobs to eligible persons from low income groups from January 15.
This is based on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election manifesto ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ initiative mooted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to provide people of this low-income category with jobs in the State sector for which trained skills or formal education was not a compulsory.
Those chosen would be provided employment in their respective areas of residence and a monthly wage of Rs. 35,000 will be paid. According to the ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ manifesto a discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (18) under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the aim of establishing a multipurpose development task force.
The main purpose of this multipurpose development task force is to uplift the families of those who are eligible to receive Samurdhi assistance but do not receive it. Such persons will be identified and given training in their chosen fields and provided employment opportunities.
Those without educational qualifications or minimal educational qualifications would be chosen for this purpose. Under the first stage of this initiative, around 100,000 employment opportunities would be provided covering the entire island. Through the deployment of these workers around another 30,000 jobs would be created for the management and operations related to this project. Around 10,000 graduates would also be given employment opportunities at management level.
(Source: Daily News – By Chameera Elladeniya and Nuwan Kodikara)
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Where is the brilliant Viyath Maga policies in this matter?
Government gives jobs because candidates come from ‘LOW INCOME CaTEGORY’ and not consider capability to do the job which is given !!!!
So, the end result is that the taxpayer is gonna pay big bucks to employ 100,000 Pohottu bum-lickers !!!!
Of course, we are a Nation of bum-lickers, my dear fellow citizens,
I feel Sir, your comments are based on a cursory glimpse over the subject under discussion. . In fact I also got the same feeling. Let us analyse it carefully giving every word the meaning it deserves.
First of all let us agree that it is not a vote catching exercise.. No politician comes into the picture at any stage.
Only the government officials such as GN , RDO and Divisional Secretaries , who would be held responsible for any lapse will be in the selection panel . And only those with necessary qualifications and that also limited to one per family , for the start will be selected. NO RECOMMENDATION from any Politician required . ISN’T THAT FAIR ENOUGH ? Nowadays we hear lots about Crocodiles BUT LET US NOT IMAGINE THERE ARE CROCODILES IN OUR WASHBASINS.
Please excuse my ignorance. Can some one explain to me how can any government create 100,000 jobs from thin air weather it is low income or high income.
You and I as taxpayers are gonna pay LKR 35,000 a month to 100,000 Govt employees for doing nothing as the 100,000 persons do not require trained skills or formal education.
In addition, 10,000 graduates (who frequently take showers in the streets of Colombo off Police Water Cannons) are to be employed as ‘Managers’.
Everey 10 ‘do-nothing’ employee will be managed by 1 graduate manager.
Are we not heading towards ‘the Wonder of Asia’?
Ranjith, I picked up the following through Google:
The Singapore Public Service employs about 145,000 officers (total) in 16 Ministries and more than 60 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising about 85,000 officers in the Ministries. !!!!!!!!!
I love this plan.
100,000 employees and 10,000 Managers in Public Service !!
They will need air conditioned office space, table and chairs, desk phones, mobile phones, meeting rooms, canteens, stationary, and peons to carry files and deliver cups of tea.
Will they be entitled to duty free car import as well?
That’s massive scale of resources!
One way out is to request these 110,000 citizens to stay at home and deliver the LKR 35,000 every month to their homes using postal service.
At least, postal service will get some benefit from this plan.
Ravi and Andrada,
I like your analysis.
110,000 Govt Jobs @ Rs 35,000 (to do nothing) will bring 5 X 110,000 = 550,000 additional votes for Pohottu in the Parliamentary Elections on top of the 6.5 million votes they got in the Presidential Elections.
That means 2/3rd majority in Parliament.
19A will be scrapped and new amendment stating that the President and PM of Sri Lanka shall always be from the R Family will be passed by the Pohottu Bum-lickers in Parliament.
The true picture is now emerging.