[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: draft flyer on small govt.



---------------------------------------------------------------------
[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
___Help make this manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!___
---------------------------------------------------------------------
     suggestions and amendments as in capitals below
     
     Professor Prabhu Guptara
     Director, Organisational and Executive Development
     Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre
     CH-8272 Ermatingen
     Switzerland
     tel: +41-71-663.5605
     fax: +41.71.663.5594
     email: prabhu.guptara@ubs.com
     


______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: draft flyer on small govt.
Author:  sabhlok (sabhlok@almaak.usc.edu) at unix,mime
Date:    08.05.1999 02:38


--------------------------------------------------------------------- 
[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
___Help make this manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!___ 
--------------------------------------------------------------------- 
PS: This was written by me. If people copy (and cut and paste) from 
other material, that material should necessarily be cited. This material 
is thrown open for debate/ discussion.
     
Wanted: a small but effective government 
========================================
     
A smaller government (i.e., a government that takes up a few critical 
tasks) has also to be efficient.  Efficiency can  be delivered by an 
intelligent government.
     
* Political stability is always a first step. Independent India has 
generally been politically stable. But that is only the beginning.
     
* Members of government and the public should constantly be on the look 
out for tasks which can be delegated or reverted back to the people.
     
* The rules and procedures in government have to be reviewed and 
streamlined. We cannot and should not continue blindly with rules from 
the past. The focus has to be on results. Each department must have a   
mission statement and be task-oriented (DELETE PREVIOUS THREE WORDS AND 
ADD "FOCUS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE TASKS WHICH FOLLOW 
FROM THE MISSION").
     
* It is important for government to be able to foster communication and 
coordination across its various branches effectively.  SO?  WHAT SHOULD IT  
D O  ?
     
* Democratic styles of management with transparency and open feedback 
mechanisms helped (DELETE PREVIOUS 2 LETTERS) a lot to promote effective 
government. No secrets need be held back from the people unless critical 
for national security.
     
* The individuals who work inside government have to be professional, 
constantly well trained, and a highly capable. They must be compensated 
well enough to retain their long-term commitment. Recruitment should be 
as open and lateral as needed in order to achieve the best results. 
     
In other words, having a small government does not imply having a weak 
or ineffective government. Indeed, too much government and too little of 
good governance usually go hand in hand.
     
     
     
     
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
This is the National Debate on System Reform.       debate@indiapolicy.org 
Rules, Procedures, Archives:            http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/ 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------


--------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is the National Debate on System Reform.       debate@indiapolicy.org
Rules, Procedures, Archives:            http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/
-------------------------------------------------------------------------