Damage Control



So what are the alternatives available to the Central Government to offset the Price rise, control outgo on petroleum products and offset the Savarn unrest and farmers agitations at the same time -



1) Raise the age of retirement by two years. This will do threee things simultaneously. One it will reduce immediate burden of huge retirement benefits as outgo and provide for handy cash that can be used to subsidize farmer related issues. Secondly it will to a great extent give relief to those savarn employees who have been denied promotion due to pending court cases on reservation. Many States and also have stayed all promotions pending decision on reservation cases for last few years and employees are retiring without promotions due to this. Thirdly it will offset the effect on employees of the expenditure control measures suggested in item 5 below.