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Why are Indian parents so obsessed with Sarkari Naukri?

About half a decade back, most of the jobs and organizations were owned by the government only and thus people used to rush towards government jobs.

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As compared to a private job, there is very less work pressure in the government sector. Wikimedia Commons
As compared to a private job, there is very less work pressure in the government sector. Wikimedia Commons
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NEW DELHI: The selection of career is one of the most crucial phases in anyone’s life and it certainly based on many factors. Unlike previous times, only getting good education won’t help you. The job selection process has drastically evolved to altogether a different level. In today’s world, you need greater professional skills rather than just college degrees.

Due to cut-throat competition in every sphere of life, the scope of getting a desirable job is extremely low. During an interview, people come from all walks of life and try to impress the interviewer with their talent and flair. But only those people make the cut who are determined by their goals.

For some, its obsession and for some, it’s like a compromise. In India, people guide their children till an age of 20-23 because they consider their kid as an amateur.

The benefits of a government job may include paid leaves, personal and family medical claims, life insurance. Wikimedia Commons
The benefits of a government job may include paid leaves, personal and family medical claims, life insurance. Wikimedia Commons

Our older generation hasn’t seen the privatization and hence they don’t vouch for the same. During old times, there were only a few professions which were supposed to be respectable in the society, like that of a doctor, engineer or a teacher.

About half a decade back, most of the jobs and organizations were owned by the government only and thus people used to rush towards government jobs and unfortunately, now it goes like a trend. A set notion about the government jobs was that it will provide a settled life and secure our lives for the future and as a result, very few rose above the regular norms of the society.

There are various factors which influence the very notion of a government job. Some of them are covered as under:

Job security

One of the main reasons to run after a government job is to attain job security and that’s what you get in here. There are very fewer chances of losing a government job and one can continue with their average performance also. As compared to a private job, there is very less work pressure in the government sector.

Also, a government employee can’t be fired all of a sudden from his job but this trend is quite common in the private sector.

Perks offered

The angle of various perks that’s been provided at the government offices can’t be overlooked. The benefits may include paid leaves, personal and family medical claims, life insurance and above all, one can avail the perks of government and non-government holidays as well. Therefore, one can take out some quality time to spend with family and friends. Also, in a government job, there is a fixed salary. The work performance can’t be compensated with your salary.

There is a huge disparity between government and private sector. Wikimedia Commons
There is a huge disparity between government and private sector. Wikimedia Commons

Grooms for daughters

It might sound weird, but the fact is that most of the Indian parents will prefer government employee rather than a person working in a private firm. As the parent vouch for job security more than anything else and government sector is the best pick to rely on.

Thus, a government employee always makes a cut above the private job.

Office Timings

Everyone knows about the hectic and long working hours in private sector which makes it really an arduous task to take out some time for own. The extension in working hours is no big deal in many scenarios. Sometimes it results in various stresses related medical disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart-related disorders.

On the other hand, there are fixed timing in most of the government jobs and once you are done with your work, you can leave for the day.

Lure of Pension

A pension is again a very crucial factor that makes government job a better pick than private. For many people, it’s the only source of income after their retirement. So, till the time the person is alive, he is eligible to draw his pension and after his death, the wife or the husband can reap the benefit of the pension.

Although, the pension is not mandatory in some of the government jobs but still you can find this perk in many of the government offices.

 

The extension in working hours is no big deal in many scenarios. Wikimedia Commons
The extension in working hours is no big deal in many scenarios. Wikimedia Commons

Interestingly, almost every Indian gets related to the aspect of government job at some or the other point of their life. It doesn’t matter how much you earn in any of the private jobs, you will still be asked or suggested to get into the groove of the government job.  But unfortunately, the ratio of population and government jobs in India is inadequate.

Sometimes, apart from secure and steady future, one can always weigh their passion and interest. One of the focus key points in life is peace of mind. No one can walk on a steady career path until one craves for tenderness of job satisfaction. The old school thoughts are very hard to sideline, especially in a country like India where society and conventional belief holds a huge influence.

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