By: Syed Mohsin Attiq
orruption is one of the most terrible manifestations of a miserable work culture. Corruption has always eroded sanctity and credibility of democratic institutions. Every government institution is badly hit by this menace. From top level officers to class-forth employees, Corruption is the only means to get redressal of your grievances. Corruption has turned every institution into a autocratic platform, where humanity is slaughtered in broad-day light. Innocent masses are being made to wait for years together to get their files cleared.
Firstly, there is not even a single institution, where corruption has not been institutionalized. Corruption has been mainstreamed in these departments.In our own village, four flood spill channels were carved by relevant government agencies.The concerned agricultural farmers had to spend almost one crore in various government departments to get their compensation.
Official procedures were made so inflexible for them,that they were left with no other option but to bribe every official from top to bottom level. Same is the case with revenue department. No one can get an agricultural certificate, until & unless he will not pay bucks to concerned Patwari & Naib-Tehsildar. Now a common mentality has evolved in respect of corrupted officials of revenue department. Everyone is willing to bribe due to miserable work culture of revenue department.bI myself have witnessed the inflexible & autocratic mindset of various revenue officials.
Apart from bribing various officials,you have to wait for long hours to know status of your files. I myself accompanied one of my friends to an office of SDM for registration of his sale deed.The time for registration was given at 11.00am. We arrived at 10.30am. Then after, we were made to wait for four hours till 2.30pm, when finally the concerned SDM in his autocratic posturing got ready for his official work.He had not the audacity to start his official work early in order to relieve us from biting heat & humidity. The time of common masses has no value before these arrogant babus. The employees as well as SDM were making merry till 2.30pm at the cost of tax payers money.Same is the case with our social welfare department. Poor widows & destitute move from piller to post to register for old age pension scheme. These schemes are implemented in most shameful manner.Old age pension is disbursed in favour of ineligible people, who are either in their fifties or are family members of government employees.
There are lot of fraudulent masses in market, who sell these widow welfare schemes to poor masses.
Lastly, there is an urgent need on the part of state apparatus to issue white paper of higher officials,who are under scanner of investigating agencies. There is a dire need to activate these anti-graft institutions in the larger interest of common masses. At the same time, it is the bounden responsibility of common masses to lend their support in order to frustrate designs of vultures of money.We need to socially boycott these corrupt people as soon as possible.Then & only then, the menace of corruption as well as miserable work culture will get rooted out.
Author is a Scale A Banking Officer. He can be mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org