Voiceless: less notes & more orders!
Voiceless: less notes & more orders!
Thoroughly useless bureaucrats have been the bane of every failed government the world across. Administration is deemed good when files must be in tandem with clockwork and precision like laws enacted already by law bakers and the courts of laws. Policies are not rules that spill from the heavens or out of closets or vest pockets of elected leaders.
Popular bureaucracy is one which heeds to constitutional mandate accorded to elected leaders of a society. They are often deemed to be a superior tribe of citizenry more due to the powers wielded by them in seats of offices to which they are appointed to and get shuffled often. Learned and trained, they lend expertise and experienced counsel to ministers under whom their respective departments are placed in the ladder of hierarchy!
There are several instances of diverse styles of functioning of most able leaders of nations via a vis their equation with the establishment of bureaucrats. Sir Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi , P.V. Narasimha Rao and Abraham Lincoln are sterling leaders who have been successful in taming of shrewd coterie of babulog ( bureaucrats ).
The rest are all tales of ‘yes minister ‘ and the snake eating its own tail , as the proverbial tale goes..
The most litigation is fomented owing to bad administrative decisions , delays as well as lapses and laches on part of bureaucrats (i.e; the Executive branch of the Government). Thus, the Government is made to stand as the biggest litigant before the courts of Law.
Is bureaucracy a syndrome, an institution or an endemic malaise ?
Answer is simple. Not very far to seek.
As an ode to the honest, industrious, sincerest and conscientious bureaucrat ( a rarest of rare breed nowadays in a world order fast hurtling towards merchant mentality & other mercenaries as leaders ), it must be widely acknowledged that it is these very few who are carrying the burden of a whole government and the society with elan – often unsung & never praised in public. As the unknown soldier on a battlefront, this honest clerk or officer remains the real hero of any popular government! We salute them , each and every such bureaucrat.
However, the crux of the matter is that by default every new entrant is not prone to be tilted towards procrastination or corruption as a means of lifestyle . The fault lies squarely with the government who ought to pick and choose the right man for the right position.
Invariably, the trend of choosing sycophants and dullards to key posts has resulted in a fall of morale among the subordinates, peers and eventually becomes a self-defeating exercise of the State.
Only a fearless,honest leader or minister can discipline the work-force manning his departments.
Needless to say, one who grudges sharing credit or the limelight with a better professional or career bureaucrat in his dispensation is but bound to be an alarming failure to the gullible masses who witness events after they occur – as the history books unravel .
To one who is a witness to the creation of history, the saga of dictatorial or feudalistic traits exhibited by a head of government in selecting bureaucrats is self-speaking. Ominous to say the least. No battery of lawyers with mighty past track record can bail out such a lame duck administration from ignominy and defeat in courts of law.
Voiceless we are . After all, we- the people have no say in selection of either bureaucracy or the judiciary . We only vote the leaders . Never their administrative personnel .
In the ending,let there be less of notations and more of application of mind, judiciously by all in the rungs of power.