By D N Singh
It is neither reprisal nor an act of nitpicking but, it is a sweeping yet compulsive narrative for no tolerance towards any wrong.
Delinquency and corruption are something that are dealt with strongly is the message which emanates from the chief minister’s domain after sacking eight government officials for non-performance and dishonesty in discharging their duties.
It must go out as a foreboding note for many who are in their positions. Or it can be said that, the system run by him always precludes any leniency towards unmerited whatsoever.
It should silence his critics that he never loses the spring in his step at anyone who gets into sullying the image of a system which has stood the test of time for over two decades.
Corruption Is As Old As Human History
To say that, any system in the country is above scrutiny or free of vices is not correct but, let the lens of vigil sometimes be dynamic.
Corruption or bribery are as old as human history, and can be dated back to over more than a century, is also an under estimation of its existence.
But to root it out has taken many decades yet the vestiges are far from being obliterated from the psyche of the people in power.
And it remains somewhere underneath the minds who like ticks foray the health of the system. So, for any dispensation it is very tough to undo it from ways of life completely and so soon.
Knock-On Effects Required
But creating precedence is foremost preclusion and it can be said without any bias that the recent steps by the government appear to be relatively repeat sounds of warning for a system which otherwise can lead to unanticipated knock-on effects.
Whatever is said or commented, under Naveen Patnaik’s regime also there would be the instances where such activities grew but were rarely allowed to permeate deeper.
Be it politics or otherwise, corruption is no more just an issue of an individual but a systematic one and many of the institutions of the day are somehow connected with it.
There have been many instances during the last few years, under the BJD rule, when several leaders from the party had been shown the door on similar grounds. Right from the ministers down to the leaders of consequence, the yardsticks have remained the same for all.
About the Author:
DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.
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