Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Long awaited, The Field Mantra has come.

PM's directive observes that the 'Central Secretariat has lost field focus and officers need to mandatorily spend 5-6 days in the field'. That there is a need to reach out to every one in the team --break the habit of working in silos...There is a need for communication between seniors and juniors. Need to align all employees to the vision of the organisation'.
Once all supervisory officers in Government implement this directive in letter and spirit governance will reach the common man with speed and service.
It is the intention which will matter. Not make it a routine visit for record sake. Or a paper report.
But a visit which has a purpose and leads to improvement in the place of visit.
Thereafter follow up is essential to see if improvement has happened.
Visits will encourage team solutions and alignment in functioning as PM's direction intends to inculcate.
Am happy to see this directive finally come from PM himself. I have been requesting this from day one.
Once Puducherry officers follow it, it will improve every sector.
Most of all it shall stop wastage of precious resources.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Challenge is how do we connect the last public official with the vision of New India

Governance delivery is both TopDown and BottomUp.

There is a visible disconnect between the Top, through the middle and then the bottom. Delivery is hampered by several layers. Whereas the implementation is by the middle and the bottom levels. New India needs newer strategies to narrow this gap. There are no mandated strategies to do so. It has been by and large person driven at various levels so far. Which is why few stand out others remain invisible or remain average, or do not feel accountable or stake holders. For a New India we need a nationally implementable plan to coopt all the 3 Crore+ Govt employees. Some States, Some officers, some places, some units doing it will be like ponds or small islands but not make the Indian Ocean, of responsive delivery.

Hence we need to think this through and find a way how do we engage the last public official on our pay roll who says, 'I am an important part of the architecture of New India. I am its builder and a resident'