Smt. Happy Hindu,
My views may not be liked by many here. Still, I feel Tabras are feeling a lot about the virtual monopoly of British government jobs which they enjoyed (may be not even for a full hundred years but much less), because, many of them think that will not be able to live without the cosy security of such monopoly. Today, while many from the younger generations have found employment in IT and other sectors and a few of these Tabras have also risen to high positions within those IT sector companies, the job is very exacting, monotonous and becomes highly stressful - even for the base level programmers, I am told by some middle aged IT men - that they yearn for the safety, security and (if I may say) the "laid back" atmosphere of government jobs (go late, come early, sign attendance and vanish, and if circumstances permit, make some extra money on the side, etc.). I also understand that some of the youngsters resign - before being asked to quit or getting "benched" as a prelude to it - and join (foreign) banks in India as clerks, if they can bring in sufficient recommendation. This is a repeat of the very scenario which kunjuppu describes. Added to all these, the astronomical salaries of IT sector are no longer there, I understand. Perhaps you and others may be able to correct me if some of the above info is wrong.
Dear Sangom Sir,
May be you have come across only such rare specimens who "yearn" for the "comforts" of Government and bank jobs and would join as a clerk in a bank, that too with some recommendation to back them, leaving behind the boring IT jobs. I am from the I.T. Industry and I can tell you with full knowledge that what you have said is not applicable to the IT Industry youngsters of India. The IT people, if benched for long, are ready to resign and stay at home to hunt for another job in the same field than to go for the clerical job in a Bank or an IAS in the Government. I do not know from where you got such ideas. As you have said tentatively, your info is completely wrong.