On September 12, 2012, the world woke to an attack on a US compound and a CIA annex at Benghazi. The scenes at Tura reminded us of underestimating the pulse of the commoners. State intelligence failed to foil the so-called pre-planned attack on the Chief Minister, probably the treatise of Sun Tzu is outdated in the morale of the force.
When was the last time the Security Commissioned brainstormed? In the past few weeks, Meghalaya has been in the news for the reasons best known to the politicians. A State once known as the Mecca of education has fallen from grace. No wonder the frustration of the unemployed and dropouts, private institutions flourish while government-run schools are phantom in nature, many of whom gain patronage for paying top dollar.
Meghalaya was never a poor State but a reflection of a bad mindset from the executive class riding at the back of a lethargic bureaucracy. I struck up a conversation with a Keralite priest who suggested that the 60 representatives should develop their constituencies instead of being Shillong centric.
In the book ‘Reinventing Government’ by David Osborne, the entrepreneurial spirit and fair competition are urgently needed for government service in this State if we want a 10 billion dollar economy or else doom awaits.
Laitkor Rngi, Shillong-10