One of the dreams of people of yesteryears was to land a job in a government organization and lead a peaceful life. They had a wish to find themselves a job in the government sector and continue with it as long as the retirement sets it. In fact, the extent to which people of those days could think was up to the jobs that lead into government offices. In a sense, these jobs were the means and the ends of life.
The importance of the so called sarkari naukri is still in prevalence today as it was many years back. Another reason why the government jobs were so much in demand was because of the low population levels. People were able to get the government jobs in plenty as vacancies were almost proportional to the number of job applicants. It was also easy to land a job in some government agency at many levels.
Starting from the post of officers to those of the lower office staffs, many jobs were found to be for the taking. There were not many people who got educated to such levels where they would fit themselves into the qualifications required for the government agencies or government posts.
In present world, the government jobs are still there. But the craze and enthusiasm for taking up such jobs has decreased to some extent. People are nowadays not very adamant or crazy about the sarkari naukri. A very important factor for this trend is the increased population and decreased jobs. To add to the trend, the private players have been responsible for a paradigm shift in the rules of the game.
To attract the best brains, the private organizations provide good offers to the candidates. The perks and the remunerations are substantially higher than what people can get through their government postings. Also, the work atmosphere is more modern with availability of every modern facility to make the work easier and smoother.
One thing that the private players have provided to make the playing field even is the rapid promotions and ride up the ladder. In the government agencies, people get to have the perks and promotions by the rule and the professional acumen takes a back seat. This is something that has a major implication on the way in which people perceive the private sector jobs.
If one looks closely at the scenario in the entire world, the number of people who are eligible for the government jobs have increased. Although, the numbers of government jobs has also increased, this increase is not in proportion to what the population front has seen. The discrepancy is a long term effect and would require lots of efforts to bridge the divide. Also, in the present context, people need to tide over the stiffer competition that can be seen among the public for the government jobs.
The charm has remained the same and has improved with all passing year as well as due to new pay rules and facilities. The competition is getting tough as the mindset of people towards the government jobs is getting strong with positive signs. The perks and salary in the government sectors in general is looking good. The stability factor has always remained in these jobs. With the new look and pay scale, a change is rapidly coming back to the old perceptive.