With the Lok Sabha polls less than 10 days away, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said people would no longer accept non-transparent and unresponsive administration and praised institutions like the CAG and CVC that have drawn flak from the government for policy paralysis, adding that these bodies maintain impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.
Mukherjee stressed for urgency in decision-making and transforming public administration into a dynamic and result-oriented entity. “The people are demanding more efficient administration,” he said while inaugurating the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).
“The increasing expectation of the people can only be met by improving good governance practices as the welfare of the people depends on it,” he added.
“The institutions of the CAG, Election Commission, various statutory regulators and those established by an Act of Parliament, at least I feel quiet happier today that their impartiality, judgement, assessment of situation, capacity to take decisions with complete independence has strengthened the parliamentary institution,” Mukherjee said.
“Though IIPA has done commendable work, there is much more that can be done to increase the importance as a catalyst for change in public administration. It (IIPA) should also make ethical governance the central focus in its training calendar,” Mukherjee said.
The President said that democracy is the soul and the core of our nation-building.