Sharmishtha Basu Writes a Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear PMji,

I am just one of your subjects, the unlucky ones to be more specific as I was not able to get a job in a corporate or government office.

Now, even though I am not amongst the lucky ones but still I have to live, right? The office where I work does not give any benefit to its employees, including sick leave; forget about provident fund or life insurance or any other benefit.

My office hours are  from 9 to 7 but I always end up staying back, that means I don’t have any scope of joining a part time job anywhere.

I don’t get any bonus (none of us do); at the end of the month I get a consolidated salary of 3000 rupees only if I am present every day barring Sundays- sometimes my boss calls me on Sundays too but there is no such thing as over-time here.

If we grumble we are asked to leave, and they get a replacement next day!

Now, being a citizen of this country, don’t I have a right to be paid decently in return of my toil? If people in power won’t think about us, like they do in the United States of America or other such countries then who will?

After working so hard for six days a week (At-least), my friends don’t have the energy to fight a revolution to extract our rights, and any way we will be thrown out of job if we try it, and there won’t be anyone to help us get a job or get our job back!

So if you… make someone study how the companies and employers   pay the rightful wages to the employees in countries like USA, United Kingdom or France, and follow their methods a lot of lives like ours will be saved.

I am not an expert in this field but you can appoint an expert. All I know that there are countries that do it, rather, have been doing it for decades successfully.

With due respect,
Yours sincerely,
Sharmishtha Basu
A very common citizen of India

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