"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson
”A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”~George Washington
"The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's goodbye to the Bill of Rights." Author Unknown
“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prarie wagon, and citizen’s firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99.99% of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference; they deserve a place with all that’s good. When firearms go, all goes; we need them every hour.”-George Washington
As a former Senior Officer ESIC, I am in general agreement with the views expressed in this article. The social security departments like EPFO and ESIC have, over a period of tiem, become a revenue focused department instead of benefit focused department. They wish to use the force of law and not their moral duty to dispense social security benefits by identifying and registering the beneficieries and ensuring proper account and chasing them to deliver benefit. The major computerisation drive under taken much earlier by EPFO and now by ESIC may be of some help, but only in limited way. There are few thousand crorers of Rupees in EPFO as unclaimed subscription, and the general and unspecified reserve with ESIC is over 15000 crorers, I beleive. The real beneficiary of this surplus is the Nationalised banks and other securities who pay small interest but use this fund to earn huge interest in market. Please send your article to the members from Employers association and Trade Unions in the EPFO and ESIC. Frankly these members know the problem but are not very active. Vigilant citizen or trade Union leader need to use the RTI act to unearth information on such massive unclaimed funds, the names of beneficiers, the steps taken by these department to locate and disburse them and then move Public interest litigation before Supreme Court to initiate positive steps.