In January, it was said that India’s unemployment rate in 2017-18 stood at 45-year high of 6.1%. It had quoted a government’s yet-to-be-released report, the National Sample Survey Office’s periodic labour force survey. This was also the first comprehensive employment survey after demonetisation (of November 2016). After the opposition attacked the government over it, the then minister for statistics told Lok Sabha in February that the data was still being processed and “what you are citing is a fake report”. Never mind the further debate as the Opposition was least concerned with the problem and Government did not want to deal with it in an election season.
Adverse effects of speedy justice.
Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district in the last days of the Civil Court Judge J. A. V. V. Satyanarayana Murthy, recorded 111 cases disposed of in a day. But he incurred displeasure of a section of lawyers.
Judge is very happy with the work of common people, but a group of lawyers in Mangalagiri City Civil Court has upset him. Lawyers told him that if the decision made at this speed, they [lawyers] will become unemployed. (source: Jagran – Yahoo! India – National:: General News.)
Now if a lawyer is to be paid per date basis, he need to have a really lucrative practice to sacrifice his interest. Further where was the application of mind? 111 cases in a day means that he applied no mind at all to each case.
© Sandeep Bhalla