One wonders why do we compulsively spend our precious capital just to complete the financial year.
During my more than three decades of service with the state government I had great experience of duty, subordination, rights and working of our administration. Inheriting and carrying the British legacy of administrative structure which was more a system of suppression than administration, our system of governance is entangled in a dilemma of running a democracy with iron hand. In almost all departments the sense and responsibility and subordination varies from person to person and rights—these are never delivered to every ones satisfaction. Working of state governments departments is always governed by a hierarchy and a set pattern of job chart. Unfortunately, there is always a vast gap between Powers assigned and powers derived (exercised to be precise) within the existing hierarchical system. And this flawed balance of power over the period of time has created an inconsistent system that will require huge efforts to reform and balance. Read More March, the month of pointless expenditures!