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Ltd.directed by VK Prakash and stars Mithun Chakraborty and Dimple Kapadia in lead roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shrayana Bhattacharya | Published: March 28 2013 3:58 am Related News Effective implementation of time-bound guarantees is also about getting citizens to update their beliefs and expectations about the state While many disagree on the size of governmentthe need to focus intellectual and material resources to improve the states ability to implement policies is a no-brainer Hence the enthusiasm for guarantees to time-bound services in 14 statesand the proposed national Right of Citizens for Time-bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill (hereafter GR bill) is warranted By imposing fines and disciplinary action on government staff who are unable to deliver within specified timelinesthese bold laws try to incentivise public officials based on citizen-centric measures of administrative performance Socan such performance-based incentives reduce our poverty of implementation Those familiar with Indian policy chatter probably already know the cliché response yesif implemented well But how can a reform measure meant to improve the Indian states capability to implement policies itself escape the curse of poor policy implementation Before outlining operational requirements for effectively implementing a time-bound service guaranteelet me explain the principle guiding these prerequisites The core implementation challenge in imposing penalties on administrators if they deviate from guidelines is the ease with which one can identifyreport and adjudicate the information on the deviation Time is a good way to frame what to expect from a service provider Did you take 30 days to provide a birth certificate is a thin question on which we can readily agree andif necessaryhave a third party verify our facts It is easy to create high-powered incentives on thin information: I will cut your pay by Rs 1000 if the birth certificate arrives later than 30 days from the date of the application being submitted seems like an enforceable contract because the time period of 30 days can be easily verified and is contractible Thusthe first operational prerequisite for effectively using time-based guarantees to improve implementation is the creation and promotion of citizens charters that specify expected timelines and unbundle administrative functions and business processes These charters can not only provide a clear set of expectations and contracts between citizens and the statebut also specify what government officials can expect from each other Timelines set for service delivery cant afford to be arbitrary These should push speedy decision-making without being unrealistic about the workload of public officials This is particularly important as an average administrator in any line department manages multiple tasks Some lend themselves to measurementothers dont Economists warn that the use of high-powered incentives based on easily verifiable performance indicators such as time can push us to ignore tasks where our performance cannot be measured as easily Penalise a cricketer for not making a certain number of boundariesand he may start to ignore the more subtle aspects of his game Using time-based penalties without accounting for general work-flow within the administrative system shall yield perverse outcomes Well end up forcing public officials to exert more effort on doing things quickly and risk reducing effort on unmeasurables such as the quality of civic responsiveness To do thisit is important to use time-motion studies of administrative systems Such serious unpacking of the service delivery chain allows us to set fair timelines that hold each administrator to account and pinpoint process bottlenecks; not merely command and control the bottom of our bureaucracy The second prerequisite is to develop independent channels of information on administrative performance Any policy premised on gathering information on how state actors execute their duties focuses on people and institutions with power to exclude themselves from the realm of investigation Oftenadministrative facts likewhen did you submit your request for a birth certificate can become works of fiction Let me explain Much like the GR billa Jameel Poverty Action Lab experiment set out to penalise auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs)if they were absent for more than half of their working days The result: ANMs collaborated with health authorities to use exempt from duty as an excuse to continue being absent without facing penalties SimilarlyMGNREGA uses the threat of legal action as a stick to incentivise delivery Result: while administrative data suggests that nearly all demand for works is meta World Bank study shows that in realityonly 56 per cent of rural households that wanted work managed to get it The attempt to create performance pressure through high-powered incentives such as wage penalties or legal action drove administrative records and reality further apart Relying only on government records to track government performance incentivises obfuscation of performance measurement Independent monitoring of grievance redressal centres and citizen feedback is a must The time taken to deliver public services is one tractable measure of state capacity that can be used to benchmark standards of service deliverywhere data collection can be a tool to activate pressure on public agencies Alsotechnology platforms can be used to make interactions between citizen and state more transparent Thirdwithout adequate human and institutional resourcesthe threat of penaltieslegal or monetaryremains empty We dont live in a fiscal utopia In a world of scarce resourcesthe right to time-bound services is a strategic use of finance and the rights-based mechanism due to positive externalities Time-bound delivery of documents that prove eligibility and residence can reform the way the marginalised make claims of citizenship while activating demand for public goods Some states have instituted a guarantee to time-bound delivery of business permitsstimulating enterprise growth Furthera guarantee to time-bound delivery of documents and decisions does not risk introducing distortionary pressures in the economy and is an efficient use of public resources The final prerequisite for implementing a time-bound service guarantee is to know where it can be effective and notand where it needs complementary inputs Time-bound guarantees only work in the cases of services where the delivery process can be broken into mechanistic bits and bytes Speed is not a universal indicator of high state capacity A government ought to take more time thinking about land reallocation than issuing a birth certificateas the former involves weighing many more trade-offs Alsomerely tinkering with explicit rules and formal incentives wont help if the internal culture of the organisation subverts these through informal practices and learned habits State capacity depends on the career concerns of its workers Thesein turnare influenced by organisational culture and leadership The career trajectories of lower level government functionaries are often predicated on patronage and how well you serve internal cliques as opposed to how well you impartially serve citizens Old school reforms such as on-the-job trainingstaffing and recruitment in combination with newer forms of incentive restructuring are areas of massive gains Research has shown that simple things such as training police officers in personality development skills can improve client satisfaction In our personal relationshipsrepeated interactionsnegotiations and the influence of societal norms allows us to define what we can expect from each other These ideas serve as cognitive maps that guide us to complain and seek redress in situations where we feel cheated or let down as our friends or family deviate from the standards of behaviour expected from them In our relationship with state authoritiesmany of us have learnt to expect little Low expectations sustain low state capacityas apathetic citizens who dont trust any provisions offered by the state will prefer to bypass formal channels and continue to use connections or speed money to get things done Consequentlyif the demand for rule-bound implementation remains lowsupply will be scarce too While this status quo works for those with powerful networks and economic resourcesthe asset and socio-politically poor continue to be treated unfairly in any queue for government services For any Indianthe thought of dealing with public officials evokes expectations of confusionindignities and red tape Getting citizens to update their beliefs and expectations about the state is a cognitive feat partly achieved by signalling intent through legislation and social mobilisationbut fully accomplished by demonstrating credibility Effective implementation of time-bound guarantees is a great place to focus energy and resources to not only reform how things get donebut win this battle of perception as well The writer is a researcher with Accountability InitiativeDelhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: December 24 2016 8:57 pm Dhruva team at success meet in Hyderabad (Source: Express) Related News Demonetisation took a serious toll on Tollywood and affected many movies who had to push back their release dates Dhruva Okkadochadu and Yamudu 3 were among the films that bore the brunt However Dhruva team feels they were able to avoid the worst and steer out of the situation so that film became a hit More from the world of Entertainment: “I know people have been talking why Ram Charan is not doing any movies I was also told there was 50:50 chance for the success of the film in the current scenario I got a lot of calls asking me why I was doing this film I was discouraged and given many reasons But our commitment was strong and this film became a hit because of that I am also glad that many film critics broke the spell of demonetisation by giving us good ratings for what the film is worth That gave a big boost” said Ram Charan Teja at Dhruva success meet in Hyderabad on Friday Dhruva crossed Rs 50-crore mark at the box office worldwide But the film’s release was not easy “December is not a time when big budget movies with big stars are released but since Chiranjeevi had announced the release of Khaidi No 150 we couldn’t push Dhruva’s release forward and due to demonetisation we couldn’t bring it to screens earlier But Charan and I had the guts to release the film anyway and we are happy that Dhruva became a success” said producer Allu Arjun The action entertainer had to change its dates twice to ensure demonetisation’s impact was minimum In fact there were also reports the Dhruva filmmakers asked Singam 3 producers to push S3 till to avoid box office clash Rakul Preet Singh who played the female opposite to Ram Charan expressed her joy saying that she actually got calls telling her how the Telugu version was liked more than the Tamil version Dhruva is the official Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster Thani Oruvan It has Jayam Ravi playing the daredevil cop The music is composed by Hip-hop Tamizha who also composed for the Tamil original and cinematography is by PS Vinod Under Surender Reddy’s direction the film also features Arvind Swami who is playing a negative role To put it in Navdeep’s words: “The lines in front of ATM queues due to demonetisation switched to queues in front of theatres because of Dhruva” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsFC Goa opened their account in the third edition of the Indian Super League at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium on Sunday when they held Atletico de Kolkata to a 1-1 draw Jose Molina’s side played out their third draw of the season in a match which would be remembered for Fernando Guerrero’s controversial officiating decisions Jose Molina handed Abinash Ruidas and Stephen Pearson their first starts of the season as Javier Lara started centrally in a position where he has been the most influential for the Kolkata-based club Zico made five changes to the side which lost 2-0 at Chennai just days ago with Robin Singh starting up front The Gaurs’ backline sported a new look as well with Gregory Arnolin resuming duty alongside Rafael Dumas while Raju Gaikwad and Keenan Almeida started at full-back ATK’s Javier Lara ISL Atletico drew blood within minutes after kick off as an exquisite volley from Sameehg Doutie beat Subhasish Roy Chowdhury Javier Lara’s set piece had found Iain Hume at the far post whose header was poorly cleared by the Goan defence and the ball found Doutie right at the edge of the penalty area Zico cut a frustrating figure on the touchline as his side was forced to chase the game for the fourth time on as many occasions Prior to their match against Atletico Zico’s men had scored only once from nineteen shots on target while they conceded a combined total of six goals from twelve shots on target by their opponents – a statistic which baffled fans and pundits alike The theme seemed to continue in the first half as the likes of Robin Singh and Joffre Gonzalez failed to create quality chances in the final third FC Goa enjoyed a healthy share of ball possession but seldom troubled Debjit Majumder’s goal On the rare occasions that one of the Gaur’s attacking-minded players made it past the Atletico backline through fluid movement he lacked support from his team-mates Ever since their scoring draw against Chennaiyin FC Atletico have made it a point to defend deep and stifle space for the opposition On two separate occasions Trindade Goncalves and Joffre were clear through goal due to their swift movement between the channels but the final ball was lacking FC Goa’s best chance came through a Robin Singh strike seven minutes from half time when the Indian international turned and converted a half-chance into a shot on target but was denied by a fine save from Majumder Abinash Ruidas’ stars catapulted further with yet another excellent performance on the left flank – showcasing his dribbling skills as well as peppering in crosses to break through Goa’s defence The visitors seemed disjointed in the attack and individual mistakes creeped in at the back with Atletico outplaying them in every aspect The fact that Atletico have failed to put away their chances have repeatedly cost them points throughout the short season – a concerning trait Jose Molina must immediately work upon The Red and White Army have been prone to lapses in concentration and have lacked the killer instinct to annihilate the opponent out of the game – a quality which usually separates the champions from the hopefuls Stephen Pearson’s straight red as much unfathomable for it was an offense worth only a caution did not tilt the game in FC Goa’s favour Instead Atletico attacked with more fervour and Javier Lara almost scored a stunner when his dipping swerving free-kick was just saved by Roy Chowdhury The game had not yet seen its complete share of drama as Sanjay Balmuchu was dismissed as well for his challenge on Prabir Das The two red cards capped off an interesting night for the referee Fernando Guerrero who cautioned as many as ten players from both sides This however was not the most controversial officiating decision of the night – Borja was unluckily adjudged to have handled the ball within his own penalty area Joffre scored the resulting penalty to bring FC Goa back into the game “I didn’t see from the dug-out I didn’t see on TV Borja told me that it was something unlucky you know He didn’t want to touch the ball I think it’s not a penalty” Molina lamented after the match Zico on the contrary was “pleased” with his team’s performance but a tactical change might be in order for last season’s runners-up Robin Singh’s return from injury ensured the Gaurs played with a little more purpose in front of the goal but Rafael Coelho has continued to disappoint in spite of his tenacity and workrate The lack of an elite deep midfielder has shone through as Goa has struggled to control the mandate of the game – Balmuchu’s suspension might force Zico to field Pratesh Shirodkar in front of the defence in a role the 27-year-old is absolutely natural at With the likes of Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai (two players who proved to be game-changers during the second season) in their ranks Zico must find a way to incorporate their strengths to his side Injuries and suspensions to a number of first-teamers might force Atletico into a personnel crisis as well but Molina remains confident of Atletico’s ‘last four’ chances The Portuguese stopper Henrique Sereno adapted effortlessly but it is the absence of the other Portuguese Helder Postiga which is proving detrimental In an Indian Super League season which has largely been devoid of magical footballing moments so far only two points separate the middle four clubs of the pack and Atletico must start winning soon or else a few ‘unlucky’ moments could completely unravel the still-unbeaten campaign By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: May 26 2015 1:04 pm Salman Khan who attended his sister Arpita’s wedding reception in Mandi thanked the people of this hill town for warmly accepting her as their daughter-in-law Related News Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who attended his sister Arpita’s wedding reception in Mandi thanked the people of this hill town for warmly accepting her as their daughter-in-law Arpita Khan tied the knot with Delhi-based businessman Ayush Sharma grandson of former Union communication minister Sukh Ram and son of Himachal Rural development minister Anil Sharma in a grand ceremony in Hyderabad on November 18 last year 49-year-old Salman Khan who arrived with his brother Sohail and mother Salma tasted Himachali dishes and also danced to the tunes of melodious hill folk music He remained on-stage for nearly four hours and kept the audience spell-bound While interacting with people at Paddal Stadium he said “Now I have an emotional attachment with Mandi as my sister is married here and I have come here to hand over Arpita who is my heart” It was the couple’s first visit to Mandi after their wedding and “Dham” a traditional marriage feast with scores of delicious Himachali dishes was organised on Monday Arpita’s father-in-law Sharma organised the community lunch for more than 10000 people For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: May 6 2016 2:37 pm “Being an actor I need to challenge myself with different roles every time if I wish to entertain the audience” Sharman Joshi said Related News Actor Sharman Joshi who has tried the horror genre for the first time through his latest release “1920 London” says actors should try to challenge themselves by doing a variety of films to entertain audiences in a different way every time “I’m not trying to setup any image for myself by doing erotic thrillers I haven’t specially designed anything for me I just try to take up projects that come my way” Sharman who is known for playing sweet and bubbly characters onscreen in films like “Rang De Basanti” “Golmaal” and “3 Idiots” told IANS “I love to try different genres I’m doing the kind of work that I like to do I love challenging myself Being an actor I need to challenge myself with different roles every time if I wish to entertain the audience” added the 37-year-old who has been a part of the entertainment industry for over 15 years The third installment in the popular “1920” franchise “1920 London” which released on Friday is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai The story of the film has been written by Vikram Bhatt “I really liked the script of the film Also the fact that I haven’t tried this genre before So I was really excited to star in it I got a strong character to portray It’s very meaty and challenging for me as an actor” Sharman said Though he added that Bhatt was a “apprehensive” at first to cast him in the role of exorcist “He (Bhatt) was not sure whether I would do a film in this genre But I said I have no doubt in my mind I’m playing the role of an exorcist whose name is Jai Singh He helps people who have any evil spirits or any supernatural element in their lives” he said Asked whether he believes in the so called parallel world Sharman said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ll come across a supernatural element or a ghost in real life “I believe in energies and feel that parallel world do co-exist Though I don’t know how much scared I’ll be when I’ll face them but I would love to experience it some day” Read More Do erotic thrillers set up a negative image of an actor Sharman said: “I’m not sure about that It’s just my second thriller film after ‘Hate Story 3’ So I’ll have to go through this whole journey and then decide whether such films create a negative image of an actor or not The kind of character I’m playing in ‘1920 London’ is a positive guy I’m not nervous about trying different genres” Interestingly after “1920 London” Sharman will star in another erotic thriller for “Hate Story 3” director Vishal Pandya in the upcoming film “Wajah Tum Ho” “I’m playing the role of a police officer in that one That’s also first time I’ll be seen as a cop onscreen The film is very exciting for me” Sharman said Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Stavanger | Published: June 12 2017 8:45 pm Viswanathan Anand employed the Italian opening as white but found Wesley adequately prepared (Source: File) Top News Anand draws with Wesley So remains on last spot Former world champion Viswanathan Anand’s hunt for an elusive victory continued as he played out a draw with American Wesley So in the fifth round of the Altibox Norway chess tournament here today Anand took his tally to 15 points out of a possible five and remained on the last spot in the 10-player tournament being played under round-robin basis The Indian ace will have to pull his socks if he has to make an impact in the remaining four rounds of this strongest tournament of the year After a nerve-wracking fourth round life was back to normalcy in Norway as all the five games ended in draws leaving no changes in the overnight standings Having lost to Levon Aronian of Armenia Magnus Carlsen was visibly upset as he had to fight a slightly worse position before drawing with Anish Giri of Holland Vladimir Kramnik of Russia had some advantage against Hikaru Nakamura of United States while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France signed peace with Aronian In the other game of the day Fabiano Caruana of United States shared the point with Sergey Karjakin of Russia With just four rounds remaining Nakamura stays in front with 35 points in all and he is followed by Aronian and Kramnik who both have three points Giri Vachier Caruana and Wesley are on 25 points a half point ahead of Vachier and Karjakin Anand employed the Italian opening as white but found Wesley adequately prepared After an initial skirmish the American equalised easily and gave no chances With three draws and two losses thus far the onus is on Anand to claw back in the event The Indian ace will certainly try to make some amends in the next round when he plays with Fabiano Caruana Results round 5: Magnus Carlsen (Nor 2) drew with Anish Giri (Ned 25); V Anand (Ind 15) drew with Weslet So (Usa25); Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra 2) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm 3); Vladimir Kramnik (Rus 3) drew with Hikaru Nakamura (Usa 35); Sergey Karjakin (Rus 2) drew with Fabiano Caruana (Usa 25) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App 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