Indian governance has lacked in public oriented administration.
Politicians, and the administrators seem to have been working in self-interest
rather for public. National interest appears the last priority. Bureaucratic
attitude has resulted in deficient result oriented development in almost all
fields, such as polity, scientific development, and healthcare delivery.
Adoption of Westminster democracy has resulted in undue concentration powers in
the hands of elected representatives with lack of ‘checks and balance’.
Indic religions and culture may
have a lot to give to the world. A chapter is devoted to discussion on
religion, and what India could contribute to the world. The world recognises
India as the spiritual hub, and looks forward to its contribution.
The book is a cross sectional
discussion on different aspects of governance, and India’s religious identity
from the standpoint of a common man or woman. Looking
at Indian democracy and policy one wonders if there is a conflict of interest
between those who govern and those who are governed, the public!
a medical graduate, and served in the Armed Forces (AMC) for about thirty-nine
years. He retired in the year 2002 from the post of Dir Gen of Medical Services
of the Air Force in the rank of Air Marshal. He is a published author in Hindi
and English, has poetry books in both these languages, and a play in Hindi. His
most recent publication is Karma: its
Applicability and relevance in Day to Day Life. He has been a pioneer in
hospital waste management in India, and authored a book on the subject.
The thinker that he is, his
interest has recently taken a turn, and now he enjoys reading and writing on
socio-political and philosophical topics. Looking at the deficient governance
for public good he has decided to publish second revised edition of his earlier
published work Indians in Mirror View of
a Common Man the Aam Aadmi. The present edition is the result of his
pondering on this important topic; relevant to every person in the governing
machinery, or the public at large.
Laljee is active on Facebook,
Speaking Tree, and LinkedIn; and can be contacted through email. Laljee lives
in Delhi with his wife.