‘Rules are necessary things. The more the better rules the status of the Some are hard and fast rules, like the rule of the road, which cannot be broken without danger to life and limb. But to the new kid in Imphal city he will definitely say there seems to be no rules in the roads of Imphal city. The rules which are frame by the so called government which runs the state, if failed to follow by the citizens and the enforcing agency fails to make the people follow it what is the use of the rules.
Recently, during the state assembly session, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had expressed his seriousness to the problem of noise pollution. He had assured the house about the need of some hard rules to control the noise pollution which has been distracting the mind of students during exam time. Not only the sound population created from vehicles but from construction machineries which has been using every day at many places particularly in residential area have been distracting the aged people.
Chief Minister’s assurance to frame some hard rules to control sound pollution is indeed appreciating. But what about the already existed rules framed by the state government to control the noise pollution. If the assurance of the Chief Minister during the session is converted into action and if the rules itself is failed to follow by the public and also failed to impose by the enforcers, than it will be another waste of time.
Similarly, there is a transport policy of the state government. But the way the traffic went uncontrolled surprises every people of the state on the answer by the chief Minister about the state following a transport policy. The traffic is a mess here in Imphal. Even though there are traffic rules no people follow the rules and the traffic regulation enforcers too fail to make the people follow the rules.
When the rules that are meant to make the people follow fails, when the rules that are supposed to be enforced by government agency could not handle either intentionally or due to lack of experience and skill, then people as well as the law enforcers have no respect for the government. Either the ruler is inefficient or did not have the guts to make his paid employees follow the rules of the government.
Sometimes, we in the media felt that, is our chief Minister so weak as we have seen government officials still not attending office till 11 am at various offices located the DC office complex Lamphel.
On one hand the assurance not to engage retire government officers is becoming another joke. As there are report of re-engaging retired government official and another on the process to re-engage in the Manipur State Power Company.
It is not only the people or the paid government employees which have no respect for the rules, but the government too is no less. For a mere political benefit the government selected a Chairman without having second thought about the faith of the statutory body. Yes it is about the Manipur State Commission for Child Rights. How on the earth does this government think that a musician is capable of serving the commission as chairperson.
Yeah every thing happening in the safronisation style. Gangnam style is better when it come of the state of Manipur
- Published in Editorial