Posted by: Bhuputra Panda
in policy on Aug 16, 2011
Can one have corporate culture in mind and yet pursue community development. In other words, should thinking by mind and action by heart look contradictory yet co-exist?
I am writing this in the context where civil society is fighting for a share in the process of policy formulation. The politics of policies is applicable to all spheres of life – be it drafting anti-corruption bill or essential drugs bill or the white papers on National Health Policy or for that matter the Right to Information Bill. The process of formulation and implementation of such policies and translation of draft legislations into Acts of Parliament require a paradigm shift in our thinking and our action. Formulation of policies and translation into action are arguably two distinct functions. The former relies on evidences while the latter needs concrete organizational structure and processes. The former is holistic, while the later dissected. The former could be ‘populist’, while the later ought to be ‘scientific’ to be effective.