Jammu: Changes in the political system
has led to the politicisation of public services with
consequential loss of discipline and accountability, Jammu and
Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has said.
"Changes like evolution of federal polity, growth of
regionalism and breakup of single party system in the country
led to the politicisation of public services...," Vohra said
while addressing a seminar `Corrosion of the Steel Frame:
Implication on Good Governance` in Jammu on Saturday evening.
The seminar was organised by the Indian Institute of
Public Administration, J&K regional branch.
"Serious gaps and failings in the honest and efficient
delivery of public services, prolonged delays, corruption,
insensitivity and unaccountability have eroded the foundations
of good governance...," he said.
In this scenario, the political executive and public
services are left with no choice except to speedily improve
the quality of governance and eradicate corruption, he said.
The governor also cautioned that the people at large
were no longer inclined to accept inefficiency, delay and
corruption in the administrative system.
Vohra, while dwelling on the achievements of the civil
services over the years, stressed that strict adherence to the
constitution and rule of law are imperative to maintain