Saturday, 31 December 2016

Wish you & your family a happy, healthy, peaceful, purposeful, successful, safe, energetic and productive New Year.

May this new year bring many opportunities your way, to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.

May this New Year give the courage to triumph over your vices and embrace the virtues.
May you get succeed in the year 2017 and achieve all your goals you have set.

May you stand up for your own rights this New Year and also the rights of fellow human beings,may nothing stop you from championing a cause that you hold close to your heart.

May you get everything you want in the New Year and overcome your difficulties of the past year.

This new year take a plunge into the ocean of hope and optimism and free yourself from all your grudges,sadness.

As this year is ending,I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2017 bring success and desired results for us.

आप सभी को नववर्ष की हार्दिक शुभकामनाये
नया साल आपके लिये मंगलमय हो !!

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Thursday, 24 November 2016


Dr. K.C. Chakrabarty was a Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2009 to 2014. He has a doctorate in statistics and worked for a quarter of a century in Bank of Baroda before becoming Chairman of the Indian Bank and Punjab National Bank. News18’s Tushar Dhara spoke to Dr. Chakrabarty for his views on demonetisation. Excerpts:
Q. What is your view on demonetisation?
Demonetisation is a very blunt instrument and it has to be used very judiciously and in a very very critical situation. Generally, in a normal situation it doesn’t give any results. The economic benefit is less and the cost is more. It is necessary to have a very effective pre-planning. I am not among those people who are saying it’s a great step, it’ll bring a revolution. I am not a critic of the Prime Minister, but I think he has not been properly briefed on the subject by whosoever was involved in the decision-making process or in planning this, whether in the Finance Ministry or the RBI.
Q. If you were to design a currency demonetisation scheme how would you do it?
If it is to be designed at all… Ask first is it necessary? If we say we are going to tackle the process and the people and that black money is predominantly in the form of cash and with only rich people, then only it has a purpose. Otherwise for tackling black money in the normal way, it will never give the result.
Q. The government’s rationale is to fight corruption and black money…
You are fighting black money, but currency notes are not black money, all currency notes are white money. When it reaches a person who is not paying tax it becomes black money. And if the currency moves from that person to another person who is paying tax it becomes white money. The process and the person are the culprit, but you are destroying the notes. If the process and people are not changed a person can use currency, gold, other assets for black money generation.
Our problem is that the government’s understanding is that [black] money is with the rich, whereas on the contrary more cash money is lying with the poor.
The poor keep their money under the bed, under the pillow. The rich only have transitory money with them. The money will pass from the rich very fast.
Q. Will demonetisation affect the poor more than the rich?
Absolutely. To withdraw his/her own money the poor person has to stand in the queue, then liquidity…90% of the poor’s liquidity is in cash, so they have no cash. All your trade and commerce is likely to be affected. It will definitely have an effect on the economy.
And what benefit is it giving the government? You have neither touched the person nor the process, you have destroyed the notes which are not black.
Q. How will the economy be affected?
The total cost of replacing the notes will be Rs 10,000 or 15,000 crore. That is a direct loss. Then the banks will be doing only this job for the next two months: exchanging the note, managing the cash, managing the crowds. People will be more busy with these things. All this will have an adverse effect on the economy.
Q. What is the effect of demonetisation on informal markets that rely on cash?
There will be a liquidity crunch, volume of transactions will go down, sometimes it may totally collapse, depending on the situation. To be frank, even today these [old] notes are utilised in the informal market. Today, anyone can deposit Rs 5,000 if he’s selling wheat, if he’s selling vegetables, if they say, “I don’t have any other note, I have this note,” you will take it. (The old notes) are not totally banned, you have kept leakages open, it is working in hospitals. If it is banned why should it work in hospitals? Why should it work in airports? Why should it work in paying tax to government? I don’t understand the logic behind this.
Q. How much will GDP decline?
I am not an astrologer and I will not be able to say. It will have an adverse impact on the economy, that much I can say? It all depends on what corrective measures the government takes, what corrective measures people take, how much sacrifice people make.
Q. There are reports of vegetable prices falling because consumer demand has collapsed.
Inflation will come down because people have no money. If you withdraw the money from the people all prices will collapse, but people will not be able to eat vegetables also. Prices are collapsing because medium of exchange is not there.
Q. What will the effect on the fiscal deficit be?
If the economic growth comes down, the government’s tax collection also comes down. We consider that black money does not generate any second or third order benefit to government, but if a person goes with black money and spends it in the malls, restaurants or cinema hall then government gets a part of the tax. It all depends on how much economic activity is affected. If some people get some of this money into the open, maybe government will get back some tax. But that amount is insignificant compared to the loss to the economy and the inconvenience to the public.
Q. How much time will it take the government to replace the withdrawn liquidity?
If your house has collapsed, how much time it takes to reconstruct depends on the person doing the reconstruction. How quickly is he doing the job…

It depends on how quickly the Reserve Bank and government take corrective measures. But it will take a few months to come back to normalcy, as of today. It may take a year for the economy to recover.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Ensure Implementation of Equal Pay for Equal Work.

Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers' Organisations (CCGGOO) welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court of India reiterating the right of ‘equal pay for equal work’. The court delivered a judgement on this, on October 26.

This issue of denial of same wage for same and similar jobs was being raised for long by the trade unions. Despite having a law of Equal Remuneration Act – to ensure that there is no disparity in wages between men and women while doing the same job – disparities still persist in various sectors. The same issue continues, with the huge disparities in the wages and other benefits between regular workers and casual, daily-rated and contract workers doing the same work.

This issue was raised again and again by the trade unions with different governments at the centre. In the year 2009 and 2010, the Indian Labour Conference, the highest tripartite body in the country, had concluded on amending the Contract Labour (Abolition and Regulation) Act to ensure same wage for same and similar jobs. This was repeated again in the 46th Indian Labour Conference in 2015.

But the government has not done anything on that. This was one of the demands on which the trade unions in the country have been conducting struggles and organising country wide general strikes.

The CCGGOO demands that at least now, with the Supreme Court directing that the principle of equal pay for equal work constitutes a clear and unambiguous right vested in every worker, the government of India and the state governments should ensure this principle. CCGGOO demands that there should be no further delay in ensuring implementation of this.

The Supreme Court has highlighted certain principles for the implementation of this right of the worker. The government of India should also ensure that these principles enunciated by the Supreme Court should not be used for manipulations to deny this right.

The CCGGOO calls upon all the Associations, Unions, Federations,Officers and workers to be prepared for necessary struggles to get this right implemented in all sectors.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Programme of action is inevitable

The meetings of allowances and standing committee of National JCM scheduled on 13th October 2016, has been postponed to 25th October 2016. It was expected that the recommendations of allowance committee will be made in October 2016, with the postponement of meetings now we can expect the allowances committee will submit its report in November 2016.

Meanwhile the Finance Ministry has issued orders on advances. The 7th CPC has recommended for abolition of all advances, the staff side demanded retention of all advances , some of the advances such as medical, computer and travelling allowances are retained, but the important festival advance has been abolished.

The Government has so far not set up the high level committee on minimum wage, fitment formula revision and other main demands of CG employees as assured by Cabinet Ministers in July 2016. Four months’ time which was sought by the Cabinet Ministers is going to end shortly.

The Central Government has shown urgency in issuing orders on advances, but the same urgency is not shown in case of issue of orders on allowances and revision of minimum wage, fitment formula which will benefit lakhs of Central Government employees.

To put more pressure on the Central Government to accept the main demands of the Central Government employees and Officers, programme of action is inevitable.

New Pension System – It’s No Pension Scheme

Discontent is simmering among the government employees and teachers over the Contributory Pension Scheme also called the National Pension Scheme that was launched in 2003 by the then NDA government. The united Andhra Pradesh government and later the Telangana State governments have also adopted the scheme. After 2004, the ranks of government employees denied the defined benefit pension and brought under this contributory pension scheme started to swell. They are realising its ill-effects on them. There are about 1.15 lakh such employees in Telangana and another 1.56 lakh in Andhra Pradesh, who are affected by the New Pension Scheme.

As per this scheme, the central government employees appointed on or after January, 1, 2004 will come under this scheme. Until then, the government employees were getting pension as an additional post-retirement benefit. But, the new scheme provides for pension based on the contributions from the employees accrued in a fund set up for the purpose. The Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority Act (PFRDA) was enacted by the then UPA government in 2013 with the support of the major opposition, NDA. In accordance with the Act, the pension funds will be invested in the stock market and the quantum of pension being subject to its vagaries.  The lives of the retirees would therefore swing as per the bulls and bears of capital market.

 The government and the promoters of PFRDA Act argued that the retired employees are to be benefited immensely by the New Pension Scheme as the markets would yield them wealth. But, this wealth perceived is actually market capitalisation. Its estimates are just notional. In the previous scheme, the pension benefit was defined and calculated based on the last drawn pay. Apart from this defined pension, the retired employees in the old scheme would also get other benefits like gratuity and commutation. But, in the new pension scheme, the quantum of pension is completely dependent on the price fluctuations in the market. If the market plunges due to one sentiment or the other, then the retirees would be losing heavily for no fault of theirs. Stock markets across the world are prone to either manipulation or speculation. The uncertainties deprive the government employees the luxury of planning their retired life as they become vulnerable to the peculiar behaviour of stock markets.

 The origins of PFRDA are in the Project OASIS (expert  committee) Report (December, 1999), which was constituted by the first NDA government. However, the tripartite Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund had, in a special meeting held on February 8, 2000 and was chaired by the then labour minister, unanimously held: “the (said) report is investment centric and not social security or social insurance centric and contains a number of recommendations and suggestions, which are inconsistent with the ground reality or practical considerations.” The CBT was “unanimously of the opinion that the proposals in the report … would seriously jeopardise the safety and future savings of the workers as well as the whole concept of social security and social insurance.”

 Even the Bhattacharya Committee, appointed by the NDA government, did not recommend only a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, which is the case with the New Pension System. It recommended a hybrid Direct Benefit /Direct Contribution or mixed scheme. The policy of pension reforms emerges out of the World Bank report titled, “Averting the Old Age Crisis”. This report advocated pension sector reforms. The essence of the World Bank report  was not to tackle the crisis  faced by the elderly in their old age  as professed in the title of the report , but , to resolve the ‘crisis’ of the pension pay out burden of the governments world over. This new scheme works out as follows. The gratuity and commutation amount are paid out of the 60 percent withdrawn from the accumulated contribution of the employees during their service. The remaining 40 percent will be invested in the annuities. The income yielding out of this would be paid as pension. In the old pension scheme, the amount was essentially dependent on the maximum wage one reaches by the time of retirement. The other benefits like gratuity, commutation availed in the old Pension Scheme are non-taxable but 60 percent withdrawals at the time of retirement under the New Pension Scheme are subject to taxation.

 The pension amount earlier was guaranteed. But, now, it is left to markets. When the UPA government defended the New Pension Scheme stating that it would yield more returns than the pension obtained otherwise, Members of Parliament asked the government to ensure a minimum guaranteed pension in the PFRDA Act itself. The then Prime minister Manmohan Singh simply replied how it can be guaranteed as it was dependent on market movements. Infact Section 20(2)(g) of PFRDA Act  inter-alia, provides: “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefits except market based guarantee mechanism”. The government employees under this new pension scheme will be deprived of the government Provident Fund account. Thus they will be losing the interest on the GPF accruals and the facility of partial withdrawals from the GPF.

 All the government employees appointed on or after January, 1, 2004 were contributing 10 percent of their pay into the contributory pension scheme. The government would contribute a matching amount. This money is in the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). The fund managers, who operate this fund, are investing the same in the markets. The experience so far suggests that the net asset value accrued on these contributions is not even matching the bank interest. Thus, the employees who have earlier failed to comprehensively comprehend the implications of the New Pension Scheme started feeling the pinch of it. Hence, the disgruntlement!

Even the government is not going to benefit much as it has to contribute 10 percent as a matching grant. It is not therefore relieved of the pension burden. However, the industry gets access to massive public savings. The   magnitude of the public resources available for the private sector is evident from the following statistics. By the end of November, 2015, about 16 lakh central government employees were brought under this scheme. The total amount accumulated accounts for about 44,000 crores. Similarly all the state government employees enrolled in the new scheme accounted for over 28 lakh. The total amount was to the extent of over Rs 50,000 crore. This accrual will increase each passing year.

Even the Supreme Court held that pension is a social security measure and is the fundamental right.  The apex court in D.S. Nakara & Others vs. Union of India, 1982   stated that Pension is a right; not a bounty or gratuitous payment. Pension also has a broader significance in that it is a social-welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice by providing old-age economic security to those who toiled ceaselessly in their youthful heyday.

Privatising pension funds tantamounts to privatising social security and depriving the protective freedom enjoyed by the employees, who contributed to the government service for decades. The PFRDA Act applies to those appointed after 2004. However, the pace with which pension reforms are implemented across the world leaves no guarantee that the Act will not be mandatorily extended to the employees recruited prior to 2004, who are now in the old defined benefit pension scheme. In case, if the government does so, it is unlikely that the courts will strike it down as Supreme  Court in many judgments held that when  the State  considered  it  necessary  to liberalise the pension scheme   in order  to augment  social security in  old age  to government  servants it  could not grant the  benefits of liberalisation only  to  those who retired subsequent  to the  specified date and deny the same to those who had  retired prior  to that date.

 The government can escape judicial scrutiny claiming that New Pension Scheme benefits employees. Investing public savings in the stock markets should be the option of those who save. But, the New Pension Scheme makes it mandatory. Each employee will have his or her own priorities of expenditure in life. The economic necessities differ from person to person. How can one be deprived of choice of spending one’s surplus income? Even if the government ascribes to itself the parental role, the mandatory savings should yield minimum guaranteed and better returns. The risk-absorbing capacity of a retiree will be limited and it varies from individual to individual.

 Under this New Pension Scheme, the employees will not get any family pension facility. Besides, service charges will be collected from the employees for managing their pension funds.  As per the PFRDA Act, the government gives a matching grant. But, this may not stand as evident from the experience of pension reforms in other countries like in many East European countries. The governments often implement fiscal austerity regime. They are legally mandated to control expenditure under Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act. In such a situation, the possibility of government slashing its share of the contribution by amending the Act cannot be ruled out.  Noble laureate and former chief economist of World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz warned that pension privatisation can lead to worsening of economic crisis as evident from the experience of Argentina.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

CCGGOO Circular No.6

CCGGOO Circular No.6

CCGGOO Circular No.6

CCGGOO Circular No.6

Minimum Wage and Fitment formula will be Rs. 20000 and 2.86 respectively if Minister’s statement is adopted

The 7th CPC while calculating the minimum wage of Central Government Employees has arrived at Rs 18,000/-. The 7th CPC has erred in prescribing provision to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses has been moderated to 15 percent against the provision of 25% . Supreme Court’s ruling in the Raptakos Brett Vs Workmen case of 1991, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.

The Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreyaji in his press statement on 24-September-2016 has stated in Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus article as follows.

“The norms recommended by the Indian Labour Conference, in 1957, fox fixing the minimum wages are: (a) consumption units for one wage earner; (b) minimum food requirements of 2700 calories per average Indian adult; (c) clothing requirements of 72 yards per annum per family; (d) rent corresponding to the minimum area provided for under Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme; and (e) fuel, lighting and other miscellaneous items of expenditure to constitute 20% of the total minimum wage.

In 1991, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.”

If this provision is alone adopted by the 7th CPC, the minimum wage would have increased by more than 10% and worked out to Rs 20,000/-. The fitment formula will work out to 2.86. If the entire minimum wage is recalculated based on actual retail prices as on July 2015 without applying average of 12 months and correct methodology the minimum wage would be Rs 26,000/ and fitment formula would be around 3.5.

The Hon’ble Minister’s statement should be applied by the Government in true spirit and the minimum wage and fitment formula should be enhanced accordingly.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


1.      Settle the demands regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.      Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised in the memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary.
3.      Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees and Officers recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.        Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.
5.      No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
6.      Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench mark either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.      Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as punity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
9.      Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Regional basis.
10.  Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.  Grant five promotions in the service career to all Central Govt. employees and Officers.
12.   Ensure parity in pay for all with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales.
13.  Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
14.  Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all departments and continue the existing bilateral agreements on PLB wherever it exists.
15.  Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees, Officers & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
16.  Revise wages of Central Government employees and Officers in every five years.
17.  Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

Cut in repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 04.10.2016 (Tuesday

announced  a cut in repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent.


GPF interest rate reduced to 8% w.e.f 01.10.2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016

कछुआ और खरगोश – वो कहानी जो आपने नहीं सुनी – MORAL FOR EMPLOYEE

आपने कछुए और खरगोश की कहानीज़रूर सुनी होगी, just to remind you; short में यहाँ बता देता हूँ:
एक बार खरगोश को अपनी तेज चाल पर घमंड हो गया और वो जो मिलता उसे रेस लगाने के लिए challenge करता रहता।
कछुए ने उसकी चुनौती स्वीकार कर ली।
रेस हुई। खरगोश तेजी से भागा और काफी आगे जाने पर पीछे मुड़ कर देखा, कछुआ कहीं आता नज़र नहीं आया, उसने मन ही मन सोचा कछुए को तो यहाँ तक आने में बहुत समय लगेगा, चलो थोड़ी देर आराम कर लेते हैं, और वह एक पेड़ के नीचे लेट गया। लेटे-लेटे कब उसकी आँख लग गयी पता ही नहीं चला।
उधर कछुआ धीरे-धीरे मगर लगातार चलता रहा। बहुत देर बाद जब खरगोश की आँख खुली तो कछुआ फिनिशिंग लाइन तक पहुँचने वाला था। खरगोश तेजी से भागा, लेकिन तब तक बहुत देर हो चुकी थी और कछुआ रेस जीत गया।
Moral of the story: Slow and steady wins the race. धीमा और लगातार चलने वाला रेस जीतता है।
ये कहानी तो हम सब जानते हैं, अब आगे की कहानी देखते हैं:
रेस हारने के बाद खरगोश निराश हो जाता है, वो अपनी हार पर चिंतन करता है और उसे समझ आता है कि वो over-confident होने के कारण ये रेस हार गयाउसे अपनी मंजिल तक पहुँच कर ही रुकना चाहिए था।
अगले दिन वो फिर से कछुए को दौड़ की चुनौती देता है। कछुआ पहली रेस जीत कर आत्मविश्वाश से भरा होता है और तुरंत मान जाता है।
रेस होती है, इस बार खरगोश बिना रुके अंत तक दौड़ता जाता है, और कछुए को एक बहुत बड़े अंतर से हराता है।
Moral of the story: Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady. / तेज और लगातार चलने वाला धीमे और लगातार चलने वाले से हमेशा जीत जाता है।
यानि slow and steady होना अच्छा है लेकिन fast and consistent होना और भी अच्छा है।
कहानी अभी बाकी है जी…. 
इस बार कछुआ कुछ सोच-विचार करता है और उसे ये बात समझ आती है कि जिस तरह से अभी रेस हो रही है वो कभी-भी इसे जीत नहीं सकता।
वो एक बार फिर खरगोश को एक नयी रेस के लिए चैलेंज करता है, पर इस बार वो रेस का रूट अपने मुताबिक रखने को कहता है। खरगोश तैयार हो जाता है।
रेस शुरू होती है। खरगोश तेजी से तय स्थान की और भागता है, पर उस रास्ते में एक तेज धार नदी बह रही होती है, बेचारे खरगोश को वहीँ रुकना पड़ता है। कछुआ धीरे-धीरे चलता हुआ वहां पहुँचता है, आराम से नदी पार करता है और लक्ष्य तक पहुँच कर रेस जीत जाता है।
Moral of the story: Know your core competencies and work accordingly to succeed. / पहले अपनी strengths को जानो और उसके मुताबिक काम करो जीत ज़रुर मिलेगी.
कहानी अभी भी बाकी है जी ….. 
इतनी रेस करने के बाद अब कछुआ और खरगोश अच्छे दोस्त बन गए थे और एक दुसरे की ताकत और कमजोरी समझने लगे थे। दोनों ने मिलकर विचार किया कि अगर हम एक दुसरे का साथ दें तो कोई भी रेस आसानी से जीत सकते हैं।
इसलिए दोनों ने आखिरी रेस एक बार फिर से मिलकर दौड़ने का फैसला किया, पर इस बार as a competitor नहीं बल्कि as a team काम करने का निश्चय लिया।
दोनों स्टार्टिंग लाइन पे खड़े हो गए….get set go…. और तुरंत ही खरगोश ने कछुए को ऊपर उठा लिया और तेजी से दौड़ने लगा। दोनों जल्द ही नहीं के किनारे पहुँच गए। अब कछुए की बारी थी, कछुए ने खरगोश को अपनी पीठ बैठाया और दोनों आराम से नदी पार कर गए। अब एक बार फिर खरगोश कछुए को उठा फिनिशिंग लाइन की ओर दौड़ पड़ा और दोनों ने साथ मिलकर रिकॉर्ड टाइम में रेस पूरी कर ली। दोनों बहुत ही खुश और संतुष्ट थे, आज से पहले कोई रेस जीत कर उन्हें इतनी ख़ुशी नहीं मिली थी।
Moral of the story: Team Work is always better than individual performance. / टीम वर्क हमेशा व्यक्तिगत प्रदर्शन से बेहतर होता है।
Individually चाहे आप जितने बड़े performer हों लेकिन अकेले दम पर हर मैच नहीं जीता सकते।
अगर लगातार जीतना है तो आपको टीम में काम करना सीखना होगा, आपको अपनी काबिलियत के आलावा दूसरों की ताकत को भी समझना होगा। और जब जैसी situation हो, उसके हिसाब से टीम की strengths को use करना होगा।