News about such initiatives of dynamism has been pouring in.
Out of the many news that are pouring in day by day, this one that appeared in the Times of India internet edition provided an insight in to the style of working of the new PM. The news today was titled like this by TOI:
Work Without Fear, I'll Protect You, PM Modi
The new PM of India was addressing the senior bureaucrats of India who head the various ministries of the central government.
The report also covered some interesting features regarding the PM's first meeting with India's top bureaucrats-the Secretaries who head the various ministries. Especially noteworthy are the following:
The PM personally met all the 70 odd bureau chiefs, first got introduced to them and made an honest effort to gain their rapport.
He encouraged these top ranking officials to open their hearts and give their suggestions and opinions to improve the system. A few of them responded.
Such a meeting initiated by the PM of India was happening for the first time after 8 years!
The new PM assured the professional managers of the government to take decisions without fear so that the governmental works move quicker. The political support for their work was re-assured.
Modiji would be the first PM of India who thought it fit to inspect the corridors of the various Mantralayas (Ministry offices) to check their neatness and tidiness. [Read this news!] Whether he actually inspected or not, this has had its effect already.
India is characteristically infamous for untidy public offices and unhygienic office toilets. Hardly any top Indian authority or CEO ever felt it essential to ensure the neatness, tidiness and hygiene of the offices and workplaces that are under their charge. They are happy if their own office cabins look great and are not bothered to spend any amount for that. It is like sitting in a five star cabin inside a filthy environment.
Such an attitude causes the large workforce to possess a general response reflective of hidden contempt within them. The net effect, the government systems and machinery does not perform!
I had witnessed some of the inside activities of some of the central ministries in New Delhi. I had seen scores of government employees engaged in groups in the vast interior lawns wasting their times in many fold activities including certain kinds of gambling. And their officers of the elite IAS and the like cadres seemed to possess no will or intent to make things in order!
Modi ji is perhaps the first PM of India who realized this (the importance of well maintained ministry offices as a first step towards making the administration perform well) and determined to set things right by seemingly simple, but effective acts. No one ever expected such a CEO act from the PM of India, going by the traditions!
Kudos to him!
There are many more. Indians are waiting to see the good results.
It is indeed a good thing is that the new PM of India has set an example to the whole world that he is better than any corporate CEO when it comes to the basics of corporate management and governance.
It shows that India has now got a good PM who does not want to remain as a figure head only to enjoy some privileges but to assert as the determined CEO this nation to transform it to turnaround and perform well for the benefit of the people.
Let us hope that he would succeed in doing that great task!
Let us also hope that the lesser CEOs of the nation follow suit to accomplish their own tasks in the same manner in support of his vision to come true!