Unemployment Allowance – Pros & Cons

Unemployment Allowance - Pros & Cons

Theme :-

  • It’s elections time. This time, almost all the political parties are promising unemployment allowance of approx Rs.3,000 per month to woo the young voters.
  • Some states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh etc. are already providing unemployment allowance, but it is Rs. 1000 per month on an average.

Pros of Unemployment allowance :-

  • India is facing unemployment crisis. Until now, government is unable to provide enough employment opportunities for the huge population. And hence providing unemployment allowance can help the situation.
  • It supports unemployed youth in the process of applying and trying for the jobs.
  • Few unemployed young people are taking extreme steps like committing suicide. Unemployment allowance helps in easing the pressure on them.
  • Many employed persons in India are underemployed. Though most of them want to settle in the job that is suitable for them, they do not find enough time to finess their skills and to attend the interviews because of their jobs. With the support of  unemployment allowance, they can take a gap of two to three months to settle in a better job.
  • Central government has the responsibility to provide unemployment allowance to workers who can’t get jobs under NREGA ( National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ), but it is not being implemented properly.

Cons of Unemployment allowance :-

  • Unemployment allowance is an additional burden on government.
  • India is the second most populated country. It’s practically impossible to provide unemployment allowance to the huge number of unemployed youth.
  • It is susceptible to be misused by some people who are self-employed etc.
  • People may lose motivation to find a job as unemployment allowance helps in feeding themselves.
  • politicians will continuously use this to woo voters, but may not work on improving employment opportunities.

Conclusion :-

Unemployment allowance will help unemployed youth in the process of trying for the jobs. But the proper implementation is required to make sure the benefits reach only the deserved people. Political parties should concentrate on improving employment opportunities in the long-term. Otherwise providing unemployment allowance just to woo the voters will only worsen the situation.

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5 comments

  1. Unemployment allowance is a good idea but our badness is our politicians who are ambitious to come in power are using this as a tool to grab votes… Social issues like unemployment are interrelated with each other…

  2. According to me Government should not allow unemployment allowances , everybody has to stand their own feet. If people they get unemployment allowances may be they will not take seriously they have to find out the job. Supposed may be people will not get service but they can take any technical training and start their own work. If government set up more technical institution , people will get advantage they can take training , they will start their own business and government arrange for loan with a low rate of interest then people will get benefit.so provide some money to the unemployment people , this is not enough government has to arrange job for everybody directly or indirectly.

  3. Thanks for creating such website
    It helps a lot
    Plzz keep your site updated on Sunday too. Bcz
    It’s a free day to read something different . It’s my request.

  4. Many unemployed living on rental houses of renta for less than50 rs. Pm since decades. Many only few rs. Less thana cup of tea!!.
    Will these house owners benefit any thing?.
    Better improve health service paying better wages and enforcing honesty.

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