So much hullabaloo was made by the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues that they are trying to improve the workload and efficiency in all departments of the State government, but a closer look will overturn all of that.
Why am I putting this across, is because many would definitely agree to the inefficiency and lack of professionalism in most cases. An example is the slow pace efforts to hand over pension payments of government employees who even after several months are yet to get their service book regularised.
Another point is the appointment of crucial staff which even after proper submission of all documents as per results their appointment is yet to be issued. The MPSC and DSCs are a classic example of what efficiency is all about.
Corporates have a very specific and uniform policy of defining work efficiency and performance index which they give an appraisal based on various parameters, which is not the case in most departments of the Meghalaya government.
I recollect an incident of a friend who had applied for some medical advance from the health department, only to find out his personal file got “lost”. It sometimes causes a lot of heartburn amongst the employees as well as of the person affected.
If the State employees only look for a promotion or increment then the State government should initiate corporate-like measures for better efficiency, functionality, performance and professionalism.
Dominic S. Wankhar