5 year plan

Looking to the challenges before it on the economic front and the expectations of the people for reversing the status-quo and for a comparative better living , Modi Government looks all set to mean business. The top bureaucracy must take it as a challenge to shun the conventional lethargy, if any, in taking on the impediments that come in the way of making India a $ 5 trillion economy for which there is the need to have a clear vision and chalking out strategies and acting upon them, is what the Prime Minister, in fact, means to have the paradigm shift in the approaches and solutions percolated down to all levels with intent to perform. In fact, there was less time and much more, in comparison, required to be done . Each Ministry is required to formulate and design a five year plan, along with a significant impactful decision that needs to be approved in 100 days . In other words , it means not only to set goals but devise means as to how those could be achieved and new mile stones reached . The new agenda of the “new” Government has stressed upon to put in the best by each one engaged in the process and not to worry about “genuine mistakes” for which the Prime Minister has promised to stand by them.
A team leader is expected not only to task his team with what was to be done and done with precision with a win-win spirit but not to panic in case genuine and non-wilful mistakes occurred in the process as the saying goes that failures lead to success. The stress on “significant impactful decision” that needs to be cleared within 100 days exhibits only the will, the mind-set and the determination to bring about quick changes that could be felt on the ground.
Demographic dividend was required to be utilised as a powerful tool to achieve efficient results. It is praiseworthy that the aspirations of the voters have been kept in mind to be treated as less of challenges and more of opportunities especially the impact on the fact that people should not be constrained to visit offices for issues involving their day to day life and in most of the cases where they faced harassments. The question of how much say and impact should be there in what the bureaucratic apparatus plans and formulates and whether each and every decision had to clear several layers to have an impact, the Prime Minister has sensed this lacunae in the system and has sent the signals of proper empowerment to the extent of each Secretary ‘thinking oneself’ as nothing less than the Prime Minister while implementing strategies. This thinking and such a working culture were sure to bring about the desired results especially when the election results were pro incumbency, the credit of which must also go to the bureaucracy.
The theme of each ministry being devised to be focussed on overarching ‘ease of living’ meant that decisions taken for targets achievement wherever and howsoever, had to reach the people to make their living better and to bring about a perceptible change in such feelings too. A leader had to be of inspirational effect while exhorting his or her team to perform and this feeling having gone cogently where it was intended to travel, means the work was half done. New Ministries of Jal Shakti, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries had to take more work, transferred from other Ministries only to produce fast results. Whether the said plans were going to bring about changes at macro level to have benefits distributed or the focus was going to be on critical segments of the society, would help improve the national averages. Quickening and stimulation of taking decisions, focussed and pointed goals, strategies, using technologies, more transparency and regular reviews of the process were going to show the desired results and better results alone would vindicate the choice of the people exhibited in the recent elections.