The UPA-II Government is now releasing Policies/Draft Policies one after another. Following are some of these policies:
1. Draft National Competition Policy 2011
2. National Manufacture Policy 2011
3. Draft national Telecom Policy 2011
The aim of the Draft National Competition Policy is to destabilize the PSUs in the name of treating PSUs and Private Companies equally, without “discrimination” and to create “level playing ground” between them. The policy says there should not be any discrimination between domestic and overseas enterprises. This means Government will not encourage PSUs and also will not encourage domestic manufacture in the name of encouraging competition.
The national Manufacturing Policy is meant for granting all sorts of concessions in land acquisition, infrastructure provision, taxes etc to the domestic and overseas corporate and at the same time exemption to them from the implementation of labour laws so that they can make workers as bonded labor.
The Draft National Telecom Policy is aimed at making the past scams in telecom sector as present policy and encouraging the private operators at the cost of the PSUs and handing over telecom sector to the full control of foreign investers and thus leading to serious threat to national security.
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says that reforms are further needed and are to be implemented in fast manner. Reforms mean looting the coffers of the Government for granting more and more concessions to domestic and foreign corporate and imposing more and more burdens on the people.
In USA such policies resulted in severe unemployment and reduction in income for the common people and a serious struggle started in the name of “Occupy Wall Street” movement against such “reforms” , initially near Wall Street(The Head Quarters of big corporate in America) in New York and it spread to all cities in America and also to several other countries. In Europe such policies resulted in the Governments becoming bankrupt with heavy debt and imposing austerity measures on workers and people, like retrenchment, wage cut, pension cut etc and in several countries struggles are going on against these policies.
Inspite of this, the UPA Government and the NJP Governments in the States are going ahead with such bankrupt policies. The working class and the people are fighting against these policies. On 8th November 2011 all the central trade unions including INTUC are organizing Jail Bharo/Satyagraha/Dharna against these policies. On 15th November the JAC of BSNL employees and Officers is organizing one day strike against the proposal for mass scale retrenchment in the name of VRS and for saving BSNL. On 25th November 2011 the Central Government/State Government/BSNL employees are organizing March to Parliament demanding withdrawal of the PFRDA bill (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority bill) aimed at privatizing pension payment.
There is no other alternative available to the working class and the people except to organize serious struggles for bringing positive changes in the policies of the Governments, either in India or in America or in Europe.