India faces many challenges of astronomical proportions.
As a nation with a great history, a glorious past, and a talented youthful workforce, we can work towards meeting these challenges with a greater degree of success.
Although there has been a considerable amount of development in India in the last seven decades since independence, serious issues remain to be resolved, issues like population, poverty and environmental degradation, among others.
Owing to the enormity and the magnitudes of these challenges, the citizens of India are not able to enjoy the quality of life that they had hoped, they would.
There is also a growing feeling that the problems of India are rising at a faster pace as compared to the solutions, thereby negating much of the development. For example, though several Highways have been built, it has been observed that the traffic volume has risen at a faster pace, with the result that the problem of traffic congestion remains unresolved.
It is also observed that the system of governance in India is riddled with inefficiencies and corruption. To illustrate, the judicial system in India is highly overburdened, with an average case taking up to 20 years to decide.
If the Indian situation is studied, one comes to an inescapable conclusion that the Indian polity has created a large number of hurdles and obstacles for itself, which make the entire system inefficient leading to sub-optimal utilisation of resources. These hurdles and obstacles may collectively be called “Systemic Deficiencies”.
The systemic deficiencies coupled with deep rooted corruption act as a hindrance in the process of development, thereby retarding the economic growth of the country, which is absolutely critical in improving the quality of life of the citizens.
It is therefore of a paramount importance, that the “Systemic Deficiencies” plaguing the Indian Polity are identified, analysed and removed.
In order to remove the systemic deficiencies, it would also be appropriate to understand, why they are present in the first place, therefore, the reasons and causes for the presence of these systemic deficiencies and imperfections have to be analysed and understood.
Only once the right causes behind the presence of these systemic deficiencies are identified with clarity and correctness, can the work begin in the right earnestness, on ways to removing them, and make the process of development in India more meaningful and inclusive.