Why Young Indians Looking For Sarkari Naukri?

by Natasha Roy Education Consultant
As per the surveys conducted by the Lokniti research program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) shows that the attraction of Sarkari Naukri (government jobs) has not shown any signs of declining over the past decade. In fact, the share of youth who prefer a government job has grown slightly to 65% in 2016.

A group of fresh graduates — engineers and MBAs were interviewed and questioned about their dream job and were surprised when they said that they prefer any government job, especially in a State government organization. 

They would go for a private job only if they don’t get through the recruitment process for government organizations and PSUs!

The reason behind this newfound enthusiasm for government jobs is a misconception in the minds of today’s youth. They are in a false impression that a government job is ‘not demanding’, ‘no targets’, and ‘provides a lot of benefits’. 

Well, the reality is different. Let us see how.

Myth: The pay and benefits of a government job always has an edge over private jobs.

At the beginning, State government jobs pay the best salaries, not the lowest. When it comes to ‘additional benefits’, like a maternity benefit or a medical benefit, government organisations score over the private sector. This is absolutely true.

Now, let us look at the flip side of the government job in terms of salary and other benefits.

Salaries in government organizations are irresistible only at the entry level. Down the line, what a government employee earns along with the ‘benefits’ he enjoys, is far less than what his private counterpart gets.

Government jobs are no longer untaxing as they used to be once. This means that if the government employees are not performing their duties on a regular basis, misbehaving and taking work casually can no longer hold on to their jobs. So, not all government jobs will be ‘imperishable’ anymore. In addition, the government is in consideration of outsourcing some of the jobs to the private sector.

Which one is better 70k Private job or 40k Government job?

When there are situations where you cannot physically be present at the office, you can request and choose to work from home. This becomes helpful when you are traveling or are not well enough to go to the office but can still work at your comfort. Though this option is not applicable in government jobs, people are not affected much as they have the provision to take leaves during traveling or sickness as they have more leaves.

Though private companies reward more, government jobs offer various incentives along with salary; many provide residence, transportation costs, medical facilities, etc. Also, there are various allowances offered to employees. Thus, if you include all the other benefits that are assured in the government job, the difference in salary might not seem that big. The government is also trying to make salaries at par with the private sector with the introduction of the 7th pay commission.

In the private sector, you get regular appraisals and promotions based on your performance. in the public sector, promotions are based on various criteria like years of experience, internal examinations etc.

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