Public's Reaction to Public Schemes

If unemployment increases along with the youth’s population, crime will naturally increase. It will destabilize the peace and harmony of a nation. So it is in the interest of the tax payers to keep rate of unemployment minimum: By Jitendra Rajaram 


In my village I noticed that whatever people talk or think about any public scheme is largely pessimistic. They're the victim of negative publicity of the schemes. Every new scheme comes with lots of negative notions. Ground level executive believes that since people at the upper level are going to earn large sum unethically, they too should find ways to earn from it. They never accept that government will ever implement any schemes for the welfare of the people. I believe government should advertise the intention, willingness and commitment of any ambitious schemes enthusiastically. It will garner greater commitment, accountability and responsibility among the people associated and benefited with it.

It’s evident that from planning level to application level everyone is quite convinced to take personal benefits with any and every schemes running. This leads to a general opinion that schemes are made to benefit government people personally and it has no any welfare attributes. Surveys are widely available on public websites in which pessimism in execution at every level is visible.

Public Administration must have to find a solution of this problem. It will reduce the cost of program by increasing the efficiency. As per a reputed Magazine Gram Panchayats are overloaded. They roughly handle 70 accounts and 150 schemes and physical area of operation varies from 5Kms to 50Kms. It naturally implies that man power involved in carrying these schemes are forced to work unwillingly. No wonder these people aren’t capable of taking up such a complex work. Howsoever great are training programs.

Some Solutions are suggested
Like MGNREGA in which employment for unskilled labors are provided, government should recruit skilled and semi skilled people in villages to implement various schemes. This workforce will be other than teaching, nursing and paramedical. This will increase employment and reduce execution errors.

In projects like public surveys and census... school and college students should be deployed with encouraging remuneration and certificate of participation. This will engage them in practical learning and boost confidence.

Professional graduates like MBAs, BTechs and Medical should be motivated to take up works in rural or semi rural places. This will optimize the check and balance of program’s implication. This workforce is highly skilled to utilize high tech machinery of the under construction government administration’s infrastructure. It also will reduce the head responsibility of higher officers.

Gram Panchayats should work as administrators and supervisors not as clerks or executives. It will ensure efficient execution of programs

Criticism of the solutions suggested
One of the most oblivious criticisms is the cost of increased manpower.

TAX payers are paying taxes for peaceful living. If unemployment increases along with the youth’s population, crime will naturally increase. It will destabilize the peace and harmony of a nation. So it is in the interest of the tax payers to keep rate of unemployment minimum

Taxation department is able to collect 41% of total income taxes. Almost 90% of Indian businessmen big or small defaults in tax payment. Cost of tax recovery is way higher than any other nation of the world. Inefficient delegation of public programs is also mounting cost. Above suggested solutions will reduce this burden.

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