Ensuring Good Governance
Good management needs effective institutions that can ensure accountability in administration and eliminate vices of ineffectiveness at all levels. The sad story is that the state administration has not only failed in adoption of new values of governance that could help in bringing efficiency in the system but has also been defeating every move that would help in introducing ‘democracy-intensifying concept of governance.
There can be no denying that in keeping with the spirit of good governance, the state government established some statutory bodies for ensuring transparency and accountability in administration but for its lackadaisical attitude these bodies before takeoff, have almost been grounded. In the year 1997, responding to criticism from various international and national human rights organizations the State Human Right Commission was constituted. Expected to help in improving human rights situation in the state and dispensing justice to the aggrieved people the commission largely has so far proved ineffective. The commission has been without a chairperson since October 2011, and many important positions are lying vacant. Notwithstanding, commission having come up with some reports on human rights situation in the state and having disposed off some complaints has ironically become an object of ridicule for the Empowered Committee of the State Home Department not considering majority of its recommendations. And by all stretch of imagination it is a toothless organization. So is true about other statutory bodies constituted by the government in the recent past. Seven years back the State Accountability Commission was constituted with the hope of bringing about accountability at higher levels. This organization mandated to take on top politicians and big wigs for lack of work force and inherent powers to take suo moto cognizance of corruption is just a paper tiger. Same holds true about the State Information Commission and the State Vigilance Commission.
With a view to ensure good governance in the state, the government should take all steps to make these statutory bodies effective.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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