Change in Arbitrary Internship Policies in Government Offices

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First of all Greeting for the day! I am Shashank Shekhar Pandey , 3rd year student of Symbiosis Law School Noida. Today I am addressing this petition to you all as my belief on the current system of governance has been distorted by the reply that I got from one of the "Miniratna" Enterprise i.e. Airport Authority of India.

This incident happened around 1 PM today when I called the HR department of Airport Authority of India to Inquire about the procedure of how to apply for an internship in Legal Department as I was very keen to work with the said authority. The reply I got from the officer on the other side was in form of a question "Do you have any reference?". Further, I replied it in a negative as I and none of my family members do have any contact in Airports Authority of India. Furthermore, He went on and told me "We do not give Internships without any reference". This statement of the officer has sent me to a shock and my belief on the governance and laws in this country has been destroyed.

By this Petition, I want to attract your attention towards such practices happening across the country in many other offices and we the people who do not have "Contacts" and "References" are not getting Equal Opportunities. This is prima facie violation of our right to equality given to us under the Indian Constitution itself. The AAI is not having a set parameter for providing internship but the HR Policy says only for people with a reference can get the work done.

And the current government talks about providing equal opportunity to all, to reduce corruption, to promote skill India and what not. But they fail to understand that the problem is in the machinery and we have to feed the virus so that our lives can be less cumbersome. All I aim through this petition is to question the government on the issue of policy making and existence of such arbitrary rules in the government enterprises. 

Sir, with due respect, I want you to ask you all through this petition; Aren't such practices such as one mentioned above is promoting corruption? How will we hone our skill as students or professionals if every other office starts giving the reason that, if you do not have a reference then you are not entitled to an internship? Isn't It high time to move on from such contact approach to rather an approach where everyone gets a fair opportunity to work with such offices and hone their skills. 

Also, I would like the government to promote such internship programs in each field where everyone gets an equal opportunity and also gets a first-hand experience of how the administration or governance works? How do these enterprises function? How does machinery and offices function? As after promoting such programs we can develop database as well of the people having sufficient skills and they can be further helpful to hone skills of other people and thus improving the Human Capital of this country. I could go on and on but there are contraints here , I wish all of you see the motive behind this and will support this cause selflessly.

If I get your support in this I will be forever grateful to you all. Thanks   

 



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