Shekhar Gaikwad3 days ago
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In the administration, generally, the work of convenience, Vashili is done quickly, while the work of common people is done late. ‘Some people are equal, some are a little more equal’, the words of the world famous writer George Orwell come true here. Due to such a convenient speed, which is accepted only for our benefit and selected things, all the maths of time-work-speed learned in school starts to feel reversed in practice!
Generally, no one picks up the phone in government offices in remote areas of the state, let alone at 5 pm on working days, even during office hours. But, by mistake, the government issued an order to increase the dearness allowance by five percent from the ministry at 6:30 in the evening, even after the office hours, its copy reaches the very remote areas like Gadchiroli, Sironcha, Radhanagari, Dharni in Melghat with air speed and the bill is also received in the treasury by nine at night! But, if the government issues an order saying, ‘For drought work or natural calamity, the employees should deduct one day’s salary to deposit in the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund’, these orders do not reach such areas even after six months! Such bills are not deposited in the treasury citing excuses such as original copy not received, ink signature copy not received.
Many times the work of the boss is done in half an hour, while the work of colleagues is not done even in eight days. The speed of this facility in the government or the speed of inconvenience is evident minute by minute. The driver drives slowly while on tour and loudly when returning to HQ! While going to meet Kadak Saheb, the speed of the staff is low and after going out, it is high!! The joining period is as short as a few hours when transferring to a convenient location and as long as a full seven days when transferring to an inconvenient location! During this transit period, all personal and family work is done peacefully and this time is celebrated.
The speed with which proposals for grants for sugar mills, grants for yarn mills, land for schools, government land for ashrams are applied for from the taluka level to the state level is in keeping with the position of a powerful leader. Against that the speed of rejection of the case is consistent with being a ‘normal’ citizen. Sometimes the speed also depends on the nature of the work. If an employee does a good job and the boss asks him to give a certificate, the office superintendent immediately says yes, but even if the boss says five to ten times, he does not write a draft of the certificate and send it to him! Which employee in the office is said to be good, as if the superintendent has the right to this patent. The speed is higher when working with a contractor and the speed is slower when approving his bill! The speed is high while dismissing another employee and slow while bringing him in! While the speed of hiring an employee is high, the process of firing him can be very slow. Speed is slow while sanctioning advances and fast while recovering. Very slow in opening departmental inquiry and hasty decision in closing. The competition is rushed, while the prize distribution program is delayed. There is a rush of work when building a new road; But the land acquisition compensation is getting delayed to the farmers. Exams come early and results late. Early counting of fields and delay in showing boundaries. The well was drained early and the electricity connection late! Although the irrigation engineers can calculate whether the water flows faster from the right channel or from the left channel of the dam, in reality, many people know from experience that the speed of water can be determined by the distance of the powerful leader’s land from the dam.
After being transferred to an inconvenient place in the police department, some officers do not join the new post. It is said to be ‘in Sikh’. It means ‘paper sick’. Interestingly, even when they are ill, they are scrambling to cancel the transfer. His agility during his illness at that time is admirable! The agility of the body when sick and the struggle to move to the desired place should be a great challenge to the degree and knowledge of a good post graduate medical officer! Interestingly, even the seniors who observe the ‘qualities’ of such a nimble officer meet him everywhere. On the whole, in the administration generally the work of convenience, the Vashila, is quick, while the work of the common man is slow. ‘Some people are equal, some are a little more equal’, the words of the world famous writer George Orwell come true here. Due to such a convenient speed, which is accepted only for our benefit and selected things, all the maths of time-work-speed learned in school starts to feel reversed in practice!