Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CAREER OPTIONS FOR RETIRED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES














Civil service employees, often called civil servants or public employees, work in a variety of fields such as teaching, sanitation, health care, management, and administration for the central, state, or local government.

            Legislatures establish basic prerequisites for employment such as compliance with minimal age and educational requirements and residency laws.

           Employees enjoy job security, promotion and educational opportunities, comprehensive medical insurance coverage, pension, and other benefits which are often not provided in comparable positions in private employment.A government employee could be from a variety of fields as

1.     BANKS & INSURANCE SECTOR:
These employees after their retirement can get job offers for managerial positions, as information/knowledge providers to private companies.
The employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and General Insurance Company (GIC) can start their own business. They get hired by companies in Human Resource, Finance, Public Relations, development, personnel, accounts, actuarial, secretarial, legal, investment, inspection, mortgages, vigilance, foreign, corporate planning & building departments.

2.     ARMED FORCES:
Employees from this field find jobs in areas such as Private security systems or can also start their own private firms providing security. They can get offers from Corporate Sector for security reasons. Industrial houses regularly recruit defense personnel.
Commissioned officers can get job posts as Director Corporate Governance, HR, Administration, Training & Facility Management, Logistics & Transport services, CEO/Head of a medium-sized organization, Technical & Non-Technical streams in Construction & Real estate Industry, Doctors, nurses & paramedics.
Non Commissioned officers can get jobs in the field of Accounts & Back office, Security & Traffic control, MEP, Civil, Design, Engineer and also work for Construction & Real estate industry, IT/Telecom installation, repairs & maintenance, Fleet management & Transportation, Healthcare, NGO, CSR services, Cooks, etc.


3.     TEACHING:
Retired teachers can get job offers as a Substitute Teachers, can work in private tutorials or can even start their own private tuitions. Private tuitions can be home-based or even Tutorial firms. Teachers usually have a combination of tools in their kits such as solid degree credentials, expertise in a specific field & an undying passion for helping people learn something new. Teachers from physical education field can also start their own physical fitness centers or even work as fitness trainers, yoga trainers, meditation, etc. They can also work in NGOs providing teaching facilities to children & students there. They can also work as counselors; career guides for students. Since teachers have expertise in setting & correcting test papers they can do it as a part time job, where they can check papers of different boards examinations like BA, B Com, BSc etc. The idea of Summer Camp is also becoming a popular business where a teacher can plan out a summer camp which could be of 1 week or a month’s duration in the summer holidays. In this, the teachers are playing a role of helping the students or the children develop their thinking, creativity, inculcate values & principles, etc. Teachers can offer soft skills, interpersonal skills and interview training to students who are ready to move out in the job market. One can work as Associate dean, dean, administrative officer in various private colleges.

4.      MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION:
People from this sector can get jobs as management consultants; work in the field of mutual funds & insurance products. They can also get jobs in the teaching field as a visiting faculty, work in NGOs. They also get jobs in the corporate sector, providing innovative ideas, solutions to increase work efficiency & so on.

5.      LAWYERS:
Individuals who retire from this field have a range of jobs available to them. They can become legal advisors for the corporate sector & for industries. They have the option open of providing guidance to fresher’s, and can work as a lecturer in educational institutes. They can set up office providing legal advice to people, firms, etc. The option of working as a counselor is also available.
  They can become a part of an NGO & stand for social issues and causes.

6.      HEALTH CARE:
Doctors retiring can start their own private practice. They can also get attached to private hospitals. People from the field of medicine, can set up work as counselors too, with a wide range of counseling fields available such as patient counseling, patient medication counseling, health care counseling, etc.

7.      EX-SERVICEMEN:
The Central and state governments provide a number of concessions to ex-servicemen (ESM) for their re-employment in Central or State government posts. This consists of reservation of posts, relaxation in age and educational qualifications and exemption from payment of application or examination fees. While giving jobs, a special priority is provided to disabled ex-servicemen and dependants of deceased service personnel on compassionate grounds. A few details on employment opportunities for ex-servicemen:
·         Central Government has reserved 10% of Group "C" posts and 20% of Group "D" posts for ex-servicemen
·         Public Sector Units and nationalized banks provide 14.5% reservation for Group "C" posts and 24% reservation in Group "D" posts
·         10% of posts of Assistant Commandant in the paramilitary forces are reserved for ex-servicemen.
The Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) registers or sponsors private ex-servicemen security agencies for providing security guards to various Public Sector Units and industries in the private sector. Currently there are around 1800 ESM security agencies that have provided employment to over 1,10,000 ex- servicemen.
          The government has also set up self-employment schemes to help retired defence personnel set up small scale or medium scale businesses. The Self Employment Scheme for Ex Servicemen II and III (SEMFEX-II and SEMFEX-III) and the National Equity Fund Scheme are some such schemes. These schemes provide loans to ex servicemen for starting a small-scale business. The application for the sanction of a loan needs to be submitted to the Zila Sainik Board.
              Other employment opportunities for Ex-Servicemen are the Coal Transport Companies Scheme and the Coal Tipper Scheme. Petrol Pumps, LPG and Kerosene Dealerships have been allotted to personnel with disabilities that can be attributed to military service. Preference is given to ex-Servicemen, disabled defence personnel and widows in the allotment of public telephone booths. In the National Capital Region of Delhi, ex defence personnel are involved in operating Mother Dairy booths, vegetable stores and Compressed Natural Gas stations. 


POONAM KHAIRNAR
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