THE Western media which has prominently displayed India’s growth story for the last few years, has not only picked up Hong Kong-based risk consultancy firm, PERC report terming Indian bureaucracy “worst in Asia”, but has analyzed what went wrong for Indian babudom to get such a poor score.
A BBC report on the subject began with the following line: “A new report has confirmed what many Indians have long suspected - their country's bureaucratic system is one of the most stifling in the world.” It further highlighted the PERC report’s caution that the inertia generated by a stifling bureaucratic system would in the medium term prevent
matching the growth rates of its great Asian rival India . China
Another news report on the same topic, published in UK’s Telegraph, quoted Dr Gareth Price, an Asia expert of international think tank Chatham House. Dr Price said that in a country with around 1.2 billion people, 15 million government employees is too less a number adding that “it is not really enough for a smooth-running bureaucracy”.
Dr Price is further quoted as saying that
’s bureaucracy is based on antiquated rules which many inspectors and government officials have a vested interest in leaving as they are. India
Here comes the question: Do you agree that Indian bureaucracy could be responsible for preventing
matching the growth rates of its great Asian rival India , as was found out in the survey? Kindly give comments. China
Also, just take out 30 seconds to participate in the survey by babusofindia.com (BoI), placed on the top-left side of the page, and rate Indian bureaucracy yourself.