Government is one of the major factor of any country, they define every rule and they would break any rule around the world. Mauritius is no big thing when compared to huge democratic countries like India, one can never compare their country with any other country on what ever basis. The rule itself defines that you country is lead by group of politicians who can manage, enforce, standardize, stabilize everything of the country. Mauritius in coming days going to set the new cabinet after the general elections which was held on 5th May 2010. So we would assume the coming Government would enforce this rule of “Performance Oriented Governance” which is truly a meritocracy for the nation and also for the leaders who are now and for the future.
What exactly it means Government?
A government is the organization, machinery, or agency through which a political unit exercises its authority, controls and administers public policy, and directs and controls the actions of its members or subjects.
Typically, the term “government” refers to a civil government or sovereign state which can be either local, national, or international. However, commercial, academic, religious, or other formal organizations are also governed by internal bodies. Such bodies may be called boards of directors, managers, or governors or they may be known as the administration (as in schools) or councils of elders (as in churches). The size of governments can vary by region or purpose.
Growth of an organization advances the complexity of its government, therefore small towns or small-to-medium privately-operated enterprises will have fewer officials than typically larger organizations such as multinational corporations which tend to have multiple interlocking, hierarchical layers of administration and governance. As complexity increases and the nature of governance becomes more complicated, so does the need for formal policies and procedures.
How anyone can rule this country better and make it a real hub and economically strong?
We aren’t great politicians who are inside the assembly, but to talk about it and understand the legislation with bit of commonsense we can join point to point and come to a derived conclusion that “Yes we can do it”.
One must follow something called meritocracy planning in the country. Mauritius being such a small country and things to implement is very much easy compared to big nations like India. Every one might call it rather stupid to say to implement new strategies in the country, but think over loud and clear you will understand “Impossible is Nothing”. Countries like JAPAN could revive the country from major downfall of economy after the world war from scratch, we being part of the African Hub with prime investment hub around the african region why cant Mauritius do it.
We assume the list of things must be implemented in the cabinet to be more efficient
1. Every minister after joining the cabinet must be assigned a task with target dates
2. Every minister must provide the transparency in the lists of tasks he’s been given on priority
3. Every task assigned must be monitored by performance monitors internally in the Government or Municipalities
4. Every minister would be given a points + / – for the tasks assigned, if the minister hasn’t performed the tasks as required with in the given time (The minister has to be replaced). If the Minister finished the tasks he must be given a performance bonus (Which literally means “surely not financial” but by end of their term they would accumulate points, which would be added to the next elections (e.g say 1 point = 500 votes ) so by end of the election if the minister acquired 5000 votes and 4 points in the previous elections (e.g 4000 +2000 points). The points system cannot be carried forward.
5. Every Main minister must have some assistant minister assigned to do the tasks
6. The hierarchy of the ministers and sub ministers will be assigned the same level of points system.
7. If the Minister performance is not upto the standards, they must not be given a seat for next coming elections.
8. To monitor the performance of the Ministers, there must be complete Independent board who would judge the performance of the ministers and it must be made public with the graphs and the performance on weekly or monthly basis.
9. Ministers should not be spending much money on their local transportation (Related to the purchase of vehicles for their own comfort)
10. Every Minister must declare the wealth (Everything including bank balances, property, gold, shares and others) before they take their oath as a minister
11. There must not be any monopoly in the country (Telecommunications, Broadcasting, Radio, Newspapers or any other businesses)
Well these are some of the things which we think government can do to make this country a much more organised and also make this country sound and strong Financially, structured, security and everything else would fall its place so think about it Mauritians. If they are followed in proper fashion then we don’t need to spend millions or even billions to brand the country – by thousands we would be able to achieve ” C’est un Plaisir” or “PARADISE ON earth” Mauritius status. Its not impossible, but think loud and clear, its very much possible.
Give us your valid comments about our 11 rules that any government in Mauritius must follow