For people acquainted with the ways of working of the administrative setup in Haryana, it is a common feature to see people being transferred from one department to another in what is termed as administrative reshuffle. Ministers and officials who have gathered sufficient experience in one domain of administrative work are suddenly hauled over to another department. Why does this happen? The official reason given in most cases is that the overhaul is done so that a new way of functioning can be brought in into a particular department. But the real question is, are such changes really needed or even justifiable in the first place?
The judicial system in Haryana needs to be revamped as well. There have been several instances where justice has been meted out in accordance with the social and economic status of the people in question. The amount of political interference that goes on in these cases is often shameful criminals are protected and allowed to go away scot-free. This creates problems at several levels for the common people as well as the law and order.
As far as the common people are concerned they become more afraid at what will be their plight at the hands of the criminals and troublemakers, and secondly the law lacks the necessary authority to punish the ones who need to be penalised. The situation is similar in case of police as well.
Crimes committed in the name of social justice still thrive, and the police are not let to do their job to the utmost. Lack of worthwhile information is the cause cited the most, and yet we know that the real culprit is political interference and the existence of power structure that hamper the efficiency of the police.
Perhaps what is needed in this situation is a complete change of mindset by the powers that be. More than any cosmetic or superficial change, it is important that there is a sea change in the basic mindset of the ones who are making the decisions that have the potential to change many people's lives at once.