27 September, 2020

Shaking Up The Frame

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

PTI
Shaking Up The Frame
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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

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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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