Importance of Education
Name – Pampa Ghosh
Profession – Politics
Designation – Local Councillor
Organisation – Trinamool Congress
Age – 38
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 8 years
Under-Graduation – B.Com(Hons), Budge Budge College
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I began my career just after completing my graduation. Though I got a chance to pursue my Master’s, my family’s financial structure was not supportive enough to turn my dreams of yore to reality. Thus, I joined as a bank employee at the Centurion Bank, Budge Budge branch. I continued my job for 8 years and had complete job satisfaction but had to quit after that for some personal reasons. Next, I was elected as the Local Councillor in the municipality elections by my common people of my ward in 2010. I was re-elected the second time in 2015.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
My day starts when the sun rises and my responsibilities end when the moon also decides to rest. As a Councillor, I have to maintain a healthy and good relationship with all the members of my ward. They are like my own family. I treat their problems as my own and try to solve them at the earliest by the municipality schemes. And I have to continue with meetings with my co-workers to take further decisions for improving the conditions of my locality. I even have to go for a road-to-road visit for greetings after Bijaya and during Diwali. Besides, if I cannot make time to meet people and listen to their problems, I try to contact them via phone always.
Average Income for a Councillor In the current scenario?
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum?
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Councillor?
Would you consider being a Councillor risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for Councillor?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Councillor?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You need a basic graduation degree in order to enter the profession.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should enjoy working in a team and should be willing to work for the welfare of the people.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
Politics is not dirty water and in a developing country like India, I would like to encourage the youth to enter it and open up a new vista in front of us. You can think for the common people and can work for the betterment of our second mother, our motherland. Self-recognition and respect from people is also another factor for which I would encourage people to join my profession.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
There is a lot of job insecurity as you can lose your position and hold in just a single election if you are doing no good to the common people. This also leads to financial instability as the job is insecure definitely, the financial structure may decline at any moment. The work-life balance is disturbed. One may not be able to devote time to the family. Enmity increases and humanity vanishes from the contenders during elections.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would like to complete my Master’s and begin a career as an accountant. Besides, I have a dream of owning an NGO for orphans and I am working hard to set it up soon.