Resolution

Privatisation of Financial Sector

Resolution
Adopted at the 20th CPI(M) Congress, April 4-9, 2012
 
ON PRIVATISATION OF FINANCIAL SECTOR
 
The 20th Congress of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the privatization of people’s savings by the Government of India.
 
India has a bright record with respect to people’s savings. Household savings amounted to Rs 17,49,311 on March 31, 2011, and gross domestic savings constituted 32 per cent of Gross Domestic Product.
 
Domestic savings are channeled by means of insurance, banking, mutual funds and pensions to make up a stock of capital that constitute an important resource for meeting infrastructural and social investment needs.

On Sri Lankan Tamil Issue

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
On Sri Lankan Tamil Issue
 
The 20th Congress of the CPI(M) expresses deep concern at the plight of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. The Tamil people living in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka suffered heavy losses and casualties during the last phase of the armed conflict with LTTE. Thousands of civilians, men, women and children died during the hostilities. Lakhs of people were displaced from their homes.

In Defence of the Rights of the Urban Poor

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
In Defence of the Rights of the Urban Poor against Anti-People
Urban Reforms
 
The 20th Party Congress of the CPI (M) notes that while urbanization in many states has picked up in the recent period in our country, the Central Government is imposing a regime of urban reform reflecting the policies of the World Bank. The basic thrust of these policies is to meet the requirements of the neo-rich, the corporate and foreign investors. Considering that the process of urbanization in a country like India also reflects distress migration to the cities of the rural population, these policies have a very negative impact on the vast mass of the urban poor.

On Unemployment

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
On Unemployment
 
The 20th Congress of the CPI (M) expresses deep concern at the failure of the Indian state to ensure adequate employment opportunities for the masses in rural and urban areas. The most recent data point to a grim future for millions of young men and women if the present policies are to continue. It also shows that the much proclaimed growth story of the Indian economy is a jobless and jobloss growth.
 
According to the National Sample Survey data for 2009-10, there is a sharp decrease in employment growth in India, from an annual rate of around 2.7 per cent during 2000-2005 to only 0.8 per cent during 2005-2010. Growth in nonagricultural employment fell from 4.65 per cent per year to 2.53 per cent, even at a time when annual GDP growth was above 8 per cent, during the latter period.

Ensure Social Security for All Toilers

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
Ensure Social Security for All Toilers
 
The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands that all sections of the toiling people, particularly the vulnerable sections, be brought under the cover of social security. The Central government should allocate adequate financial resources to ensure universal social security.
 
Social security benefits like pension, provident fund, free access to medical facilities etc. are hard won rights of the working class secured through decades of struggle in the twentieth century. These gains are now being reversed through privatisation of pension funds, provident funds and cuts in subsidies and welfare benefits.

On Central Government’s Mineral Policies and for Tribal Rights

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
              
On Central Government’s Mineral Policies and for Tribal Rights
 
The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses it strong opposition to the mineral mining policies being followed by the Central Government which have led to the loot and plunder of the country’s natural resources. Instead of holding the mineral wealth in Public Trust for the long term benefit of the country and her people, the Government has misused its absolute and arbitrary powers to provide huge profits and windfall gains to private mining companies, global and national, while exploiting and dispossessing the masses dependent on these lands.

For SC and ST Rights

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
For SC and ST Rights:
 
Demand for Legal Mechanism to Implement
Sub-Plan and Employment Quotas
 
 
The 20th Party Congress of the CPI(M) notes with concern that the 1980 Planning Commission guidelines for allocation of budgetary resources for the development of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their population, has remained only on paper. Whereas the allocations for STs should be at least 8.2 per cent of the budgetary allocation for the central plan and the allocations for SCs should be at least 16.2 per cent, in this budget as previous ones also, the allocations are roughly half of what it should be.

On the Demand for Land Reform

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
On the Demand for Land Reform
 
The 20th  Party Congress of the CPI(M) expresses its strong opposition to the present policies of reverse land reform, that is, the dispossession of the peasantry from their land, and the efforts to facilitate corporate takeover of land, including fertile agricultural land. This is reflected in the Approach document of the 12th Five Year Plan which encourages reverse leasing for consolidation of the landholdings and encourages corporate farming. In many States land ceiling laws have been changed to permit this.
 
There is extreme concentration of ownership of agricultural holdings in India As the NSSO report on landholdings shows, just 3.5 per cent of landowners own 37.72 per cent of the land.

Planning Commission’s Poverty Estimates – Fraud on the Poor

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Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
 
Planning Commission’s Poverty Estimates – Fraud on the Poor
 
The 20th Congress of CPI (M) considers the recent manipulations of the Planning Commission of the poverty estimates are deliberate efforts to underestimate the level of poverty in the country. It has chosen Rs. 22.40 per day for an adult in rural areas and Rs. 28.65 per day for an adult in urban areas, in 2009-10 as the poverty line. Anyone spending more than that is being categorized as non-poor. These are extraordinarily low amounts and no Indian can fulfill even a part of his/her basic daily requirements with these amounts. Rather than poverty lines, they should be called destitute lines.

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