In fact, Gujarat CM in December last got all senior bureaucrats and politicians together in tented camps in an exotic locale of
Rann of Kutch to brainstorm administrative issues in a four-day-long meet. For Chavan, who have now advised his bureaucrats to treat aam aadmi as their role models, it was more a realization that motivating the bureaucrats to perform would be key to his strategy of getting a positive mandate next time.
In Chvan’s 48-hour brain storming session with bureaucrats, the major emphasis was to bring in more discipline and accountability into the system, and adhering project deadlines was almost a dictate.
Maharashtra government has now constituted a task force under chief secretary JP Dange to fix deadlines for every department. And it would not be a pure bureaucratic exercise as if targets were not met, even cabinet ministers would have to answer.
Maybe, Modi should now take a few tips from Chavan!
Two to Tango
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) will now be headed not by one but by two IAS officers. A new post of additional chief executive officer (ACEO) was created and Harsahay Meena was appointed for the job. RP Jain will lead the corporation as the CEO. But the question remains whether “more the merrier” formula will actually work in the pink city?