In our administration, the word ‘babu’ comes out of the mouths of subordinates, while the minimum requirement for respect for high-ranking officials is the work ethic associated with the word, which has been a symbol of administrative incompetence, incompetence and incompetence; The word has been translated into derogatory, derogatory and derogatory terms. In 2016, the IAS Association raised its voice against the insulting use of the word “offensive”. In this regard, in a comment made by the Prime Minister during the current Parliamentary Budget Session 4, the views on the “Babu Saukriti” create an opportunity for a concise discussion. Needless to say, this “babu” culture, which refers to the work culture of the bureaucracy, has a wide range of effects in our country, ranging from personal life to social or formal life. Ironically, the Indian bureaucracy is one of the most incompetent, long-term, and corrupt in the world. According to the 2012 Political and Economic Risk Consultancy in Haikou, the Indian bureaucracy is the most incompetent bureaucracy in Asia.
Emphasizing on the contribution of the private sector to the development of India’s economy, the Prime Minister’s remarks on the “Babu Sauskriti” in the House of Commons on the 10th of this month are based on the fact that an IAS officer in India can run everything; Becoming an IAS means that you can run everything from fertilizer factories to automobiles. On the same day, the Prime Minister criticized the arrogance seen in ‘Babu Sauskriti’. But, the question that arises in this Saudarva after his speech is why, despite making such remarks, is Prime Minister Modi particularly dependent on many IAS officials in his work management? During his tenure as Prime Minister, Gujarat cadre IAS officer Shaktikant Das, who was the Governor of the Reserve Bank, and R.K. High-ranking officials like Sikhs are in charge of two ministries. Girish Murmu, who was appointed as the first lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, which became a centralized area after the repeal of Article 370, was also an IAS officer. Not only that, many high-ranking officials are working as advisers to the Prime Minister. Thus, the answer to the question posed is that Indian administrative officials are considered to be among the wisest administrators in the world, whose cooperation would surely be meaningful to the Prime Minister. But the irony behind it is that this prudent application has been deliberately complicated by the way the bureaucracy is run, which has become an impenetrable stronghold for ordinary citizens, with the key to opening or closing its doors. It has hundreds of examples.
The GST can be seen as a recent example. In many parts of the world, the system has simplified tax transactions, while in India it has emerged as a complex and confusing system, from which efforts to eliminate complications have not yet been completed. Some examples of the infamous ‘Babu Sauskriti’ have been found in the irrationality of the various administrative decisions of the Covid Pandemic; Which includes restrictions on the use of the ‘public swimming pool’, which is still in force by the Home Ministry; While it is clear that the Covid-19 virus is not a water carrier, temples, movie theaters, schools, colleges and gymnasiums have all been opened and free public gatherings have been made possible. In that sense, it is possible that the interests of the state, such as the purchase of essential equipment for the military, are as important as the use of public utilities; “Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. Unfortunately, the Commission on Administrative Affairs (18) has repeatedly recommended that the situation be resolved, but to no avail.
However, despite the notoriety of “Babu Sauskriti”, it must be acknowledged that many Indians have demonstrated the power of the Indian bureaucracy, especially the wisdom of Babu. For example, this ability has been proven in the conduct of elections held at various times of the year with about nine crore Indian voters. The Odisha administration has set a record of “zero casualties” by evacuating millions of people from the coastal areas in a very short period of time during the four major cyclones that devastated Odisha. In this regard, the Municipal Commissioner of Surat, Gujarat, S.R. Rao’s example is noteworthy, with the successful management of the city of Surat free of charge and its failure to spread elsewhere in the country. Similarly, Babu, who played a key role in the safe return of Indians living there in the aftermath of the 2011 bombing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was a key figure in Libya. Manilekalai. Similarly, in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, the influence of the Maoists should be extinguished or the panchayat elections should be held in Jammu and Kashmir at the same time.