ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By S D Punekar

White Collar Turns Blue

Government employees, both at the Centre and in the States, are on the warpath. Discontent among them has come to the surface in Assam, U P and Maharashtra in the last few months. Though they have not perhaps gone to extreme limits, the intense turmoil in their ranks is more and more in evidence as the economic situation gets worse and worse. Fifteen years ago we could hardly imagine middle class employees, men and women, taking out processions in the streets, holding placards and shouting slogans. It has become a familiar sight now, with the bank and insurance employees in the vanguard.