27 September, 2020

Shaking Up The Frame

Will the Modi-centric governance model work? Will bureaucrats warm up to it?

Shaking Up The Frame

Taming The Bureaucracy

What will lead to greater accountability and efficiency:

  • Making the bureaucracy accountable
  • Fixing time-limit for disposing files
  • Fixing responsibility for missing files
  • Curb on raising inconsequential queries
  • Greater transparency
  • Limiting or banning post-retirement jobs
  • Reducing bureaucratic delays
  • Objective performance appraisals
  • Changing the rules of business
  • Curtailing “super time scales”
  • Better use of babus with expertise
  • Lateral entry of specialists
  • Redress complaints against babus


It was at the Think India dialogue of Network18 last year that Narendra Modi said something about the bureaucracy that went viral. “A Congress leader,” he said, “suggested a very simple solution to problems of governance: Politicians should learn to say no and bureaucrats...



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