Sometimes I wonder, even after electing highly qualified ministers in Cabinet, or in the opposition also, why our Government and Opposition party are so incompetent? Why aren’t they able to bring some positive changes in the country?
One probable cause, amongst other myriad causes, is they forget which minister they are, they tend to forget their role more often than not. They usually interfere in the other’s authorities and the whole business gets messy.
An Agricultural Minister is supposed to concentrate on Agriculture and advances in India. Look after farmers, their well beings and increasing the crop quality and quantity so that there isn’t any supply side deficiency. But what we see is Agriculture minister contesting for ICC Chairmanship or selling Defense lands to close (in most cases, relatives) builders and opening their own factories instead of looking after the demand and supply of the whole nation. What is an Agricultural minister supposed to do in Sports or Selling of Defense Lands?
A Home Minister is supposed to look after Law and Order entire nation. Receive inputs from Intelligence and act in accordance with it. Make sure that Center and State are on the same page as far as the Law and Order is concerned. But instead the Defense Minister keeps tab on what is being said against the party member? Isn’t a Prime Minister responsible for coming out in defense of his cabinet member? In any company, a PM (Project Manager) comes for the rescue of his team member. In fact he is ONLY one who should come to the rescue if an attack comes from outside the team.
There are such myriad examples, where they wander from their duties and we are left to stand in an utter chaos. If these ministers do their job without encroaching someone else’s field, and concentrate on their own path, we can reduce the problems at least by 5-10% (if not more).
Note: – This is one probable reason why there is incompetency in the cabinet. There are so many other reasons (which people know themselves, which don’t need to spoken for, kind of open secrets) which may be responsible like
- Greed for money
- Misuse of power
- Some missing factors like – Shame, Moral, Ethical behavior etc
- Peer pressure – A minister has to accept a bribe n get corrupted even if s/he doesn’t want to because there is a peer pressure.
- Others also take it, so if I take in small amount, that shouldn’t be a problem
- Some boss sitting above, high command, wants some work done – the other way – and hence they are forcing me to accept the bribe and do the work.
- S/He has some dark sides which s/he needs to keep in dark and will do whatever it takes to keep it that way.
There can be umpteenth number of reasons, but have listed very few of them because of space constraint.