A Fuzzy Mish Mash

A Fuzzy Mish Mash
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A walk or let’s say even a brief interaction at perhaps any office of the administration is revelatory in the sense of the confusion that prevails there. In the nature of almost a daily experience, interaction with the administration’s official is usually unpleasant. It is a rarity when the official(s) are not obstructive. Often times, they invent, throw or even concoct excuses to make difficult the life of ordinary people. All this is well known and can be validated or corroborated by anyone who has dealt with administration officials. But, another nagging issue that is also prevalent is the unclear nature of the hierarchies of the administration’s offices. Yes, there are clear cut and clearly delineated hierarchies on paper and in theory but often times, it is not clear where real authority lies. This not only creates confusion in the minds of people but also affects the nature and tenor of work and work flows thereof. It is also , at times, the case, that some people are promoted to senior levels while seniors are either not promoted or shunted off to what are called “cells” here. At the end of the day, the sufferers of this incoherence, whether by design or default, are the general masses and the public. Plus, this incoherence also affects the careers of many who are meritorious and deserving candidates. What creates this mish mash is the nature of both the hierarchy and lack of accountability of powerful officials who can and actually do take recourse to favoritism and nepotism, favoring either their ilk, friends, relatives or promote people for monetary and pecuniary gains. The result is chaotic indifference to those who these officials are supposed to serve: the general public. It also leads to a condition wherein the apparatuses of the administration and its structures thereof are viewed and held to be avenues for personal gain. To repeat , common people are at the sufferance of what may be called selfishness and predation of some self centred and oriented officials in the administration. The attendant mish mash also creates different and parallel power centers wherein power and authority is usurped by those who are neither entitled to do so and neither deserve it and who then misuse it and direct their power kicks and plays towards the people. At the risk of tautology, those who suffer are common folk but there are also those who benefit. These are ones with money and connections who milk it for all its worth.