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

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LABOUR-Plight of Casual Workers in Railways

tion effort, and efficient deployment or resources. The state governments are, said to have indicated their readiness to mobilise financial resources in excess of the Rs 4,000 crores they were expected to mobilise in the scheme of the Draft Plan. Also implicit in the decision to raise the size of the Plan by Rs 2,000 Crores is that the Centre will raise additional resources over and above Rs 9,000 crores stipulated in the Draft Plan. At the same time, resources will have to be found to finance larger non-Plan expenditure LABOUR than what had been taken into account in the Draft Plan. The Planning Commission has also indicated that there should be no further deficit financing beyond what will have been occurred in the first two years of the Plan. This is a tall order indeed for the Finance Ministry, harassed as it is by claims from the Planning Commission for development and from other quarters to meet non-plan, non-developmental obligations. How the present political se If up faces up to this challenge will lv interesting to watch.

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