If the basic premise of Welfare for all and Development of all in Telangana as envisaged through umpteen welfare and development programmes has to be carried forward, with more commitment of the bureaucracy, it requires a systematic approach to implementation process. Evolving a systematic implementation function within the organisation is the responsibility of its Head to lead the process. The delivery mechanism depends entirely on his or her commitment. This commitment to implement government schemes and programs is very crucial for success of administration. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe Telangana State Government over a period during the last five years, initiated and is in the process of implementation of several schemes and programmes some of which are unique to the state and majority of these are implemented only in Telangana and nowhere in the country. To name a few identified priority areas, there is Kalyana Laxmi, Shaadi Mubarak, Aasara pensions, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bhima, Sheep distribution, Fish breeding, Kanti Velugu, round the clock power supply, Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya, lift irrigation projects, double bedroom houses, Telangana ku Haritha Haram, Residential school education, Wellness centres, KCR Kits, various Acts like TS I-Pass, Panchayati Raj, Municipal, SHE Teams etc. Also Read – Insider threat managementTelangana has emerged as a powerful force stabilising itself as a state of progression. In the entire country, Telangana is the one and only state, that provides round the clock 24-hour power supply to all sectors including agriculture. The qualitative change in the power supply rejuvenated both agriculture and industrial sectors. The success of Mission Bhagiratha Scheme, aimed at comprehensive and permanent solution to drinking water, is literally visualised by people. The Government’s top priority has been to extend a real helping hand to the needy, helpless and poorest of the poor strata and accordingly, welfare programs were conceived and implemented. The Aasara Pensions aimed at providing security to life, are being given to every poverty-stricken individual identifying them either as old or widow or single women or beedi worker or handloom worker or old aged artist or filarial affected or aids patient or to that matter every one below poverty line. Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes are the brain children of CM KCR. In order to provide a residence, a dwelling of self-respect to the weaker sections of the society, the two-bed room house construction is in progress. Arogya Lakshmi Scheme aimed at providing nutritious food to pregnant women and KCR Kits Scheme to encourage institutional deliveries are like fresh definitions of women welfare. In anticipation of radical and improved changes in the rural life, towards strengthening of rural economy government laid solid steps. Mission Kakatiya aimed at rejuvenation of damaged and debris chain of tanks, not only yielded exceptional results but also received international acclamations as a role model of development. The largescale distribution of sheep substantially enhanced the livestock wealth of Golla and Kuruma communities. On the other side, in all the tanks and ponds as well as in different water sources, for pisciculture, the required fish seed is supplied free of cost by the government. The investment support scheme for agriculture, the Rythu Bandhu, meant for providing financial assistance to farmer towards crop investment enthused the hearts of the farmer. Telangana ku Haritaharam introduced and implemented by Telangana Government for environmental and ecological protection is a significant program. The Principal or Special Chief Secretary in the state secretariat, the HoD at the state level and the District Collector at the district level direct, monitor and supervise the implementation process. They oversee the entire activity and keep watch on the progress made in each district and department. For effective and successful implementation of the schemes and programs it is ideal if a systematic capacity and capability orientation to TS Schemes is organised from time to time. In order to ensure integrated and coordinated approach to programme implementation, all Secretaries to Government, Heads of Departments and District Collectors need to be drafted for this purpose. This requires at least a three-day workshop on Systematic implementation to TS Schemes. The Workshop should aim: To provide opportunities for discussion on Telangana State Government Schemes and Programs and understanding role of Heads of Departments, Principal or Special Chief Secretaries and District Collectors as well as to work out strategies to develop implementation capabilities systematically, with emphasis on decentralised approach at district level The Workshop will have to be organized using highly participate methodologies including group discussions, individual exercises, syndicate exercises, preparation and presentation of Action Plans for implementing the schemes and programs etc. The Basis of design is three-fold namely, Reflection of gap identification of what ought to and what is; Review of the concepts, approaches and processes of systematic implementation and Reshaping for formulating a road map and preparing an action plan. The workshop will have to have identification of Areas of Concern, implementation tasks and work areas and implementation action plans preparation. The Orientation Training will help in a planned increase in capabilities to meet challenges of change for enhanced performance through upgradation of knowledge, skills and capability. Re-skilling and multi-skilling are also needed. The challenges of change demand role clarity between Principal or Special Chief Secretary, HoD, District Collector and their second level officers. If the former three categories of officers decide, direct and manage then the next in command executes; if they allocate resources the next in command utilizes and if they have knowledge of process then their subordinate officers should have the skills to execute. Visualising and reaction is to be done by Principal or Special Chief Secretary, HoD, District Collector whereas their next level officers need to respond and be proactive. For the schemes which are already in operation, the workshop may have to focus on bridging the gaps. For new schemes to be taken-up in future, capacity building program needs to precede formal launch of the schemes. Each of the scheme guidelines need to be translated in to training format specifying role of different implementing agencies at various levels, including roles assigned. This should be the basis of developing exercises and other learner-centered material. The workshop may focus on scheme by scheme discussion or some generalised process of scheme implementation and comparing each of the scheme’s salient features with the implementation process. For taking this forward it may require a major design and development effort including study of scheme wise plan and implementation guidelines, present status of implementation, interactions with Nodal Agencies and or Departments involved in implementation, identification of gap areas, bottlenecks etc. Ultimately, commitment of seniors and competence on the part of second level officers and subordinate staff is of paramount importance. Dr MCR HRD Institute which organized a similar program titled Orientation to Management of Training (OMOT) that was adopted by all training institutes in the country may take up this also. (The author is Chief PRO to Telangana CM. Views expressed are strictly personal)
FOR a time there was a feeling of Groundhog Day around this match. The opposition were held up in traffic and only arrived 12 minutes before the original kick off time, Saints had to make a late change due to injury in the warm-up and then couldn’t complete a set of six in the opening 20 minutes, writes Graham Henthorne.Thankfully after that the comparisons ended and the Saints ran out comfortable 44-8 winners.But, inevitably it seems, the Saints allowed their opponents to open the scoring having bombed two chances themselves.However, as soon as they hung onto the ball the match swung in the Saints favour.Joe Greenwood scored the opening try taking Dom Speakman’s short pass and crashing over. Lee Gaskell’s first conversion of the evening gave the Saints a lead they never relinquished.Greg Wilde extended the lead taking Mark Percival’s pass after the centre had cashed in on a Broncos error.The centre scored his first of the evening minutes later from a repeat set. Another pinpoint Danny Yates kick was grounded in goal by the Broncos after a great chase from the returning Ade Gardner. Gaskell grubbered through the line on the last and Percival touched down.Saints fourth try came after good kick pressure from the Saints forced the last tackle kick out on the full. From the restart Greenwood and Ant Walker both went close before quick hands saw Gaskell put Adam Swift in the right corner.The Saints then showed exactly what controlled rugby league can do to a side as they upped the completion rate from 60% to 88% and completely dominated the Broncos.Apart from a blip on the hour when poor defence let big second row Jack Dillon through on a 60 metre run, the Saints were squeaky clean.Percival’s second try six minutes into the half effectively put the game to bed. Adam Hesketh, a late replacement for Danny Jones was stopped short only for Gaskell to again grubber the ball behind the line for his centre to touch down.Ade Gardner got on the score sheet leaping high to pluck Yates’ cross kick out of the grasp of his opposite number for a trademark try before leaving the field, his work done for the night.Percival completed his hat-trick with a well taken try in the corner after Scott Hale and Brad Ashurst had driven the Saints downfield.Hale scored the Saints final try scorching through the line from Walker’s short ball and rounding the full back for a fine individual try.The good and the bad of the Saints was again on show tonight but they can take heart from the performance and know that if they put it together for 80 minutes they can be a match for anyone, namely the Wolves next weekend in the playoffs.There was a notable debut off the bench for Brad Ashurst who carried the ball well as did Adam Hesketh but the kicking from the trio of Nathan Ashe, Danny Yates and Lee Gaskell was the cornerstone of the victory.Match Summary:St Helens U20s:Tries: Ade Gardner, Adam Swift, Mark Percival 3, Greg Wilde, Scott Hale, Joe Greenwood.Goals: Lee Gaskell 6.London U20s:Tries: Michael Channing, Jack Dillon.Goals:Half Time: 22-4Full Time: 44-8Teams:Saints:1. Lee Gaskell; 5. Ade Gardner, 4. Adam Swift, 3. Mark Percival, 2. Greg Wilde; 6.Nathan Ashe, 7. Danny Yates; 8.Jordan Hand, 9. Dom Speakman, 10. Anthony Walker, 11. Scott Hale, 12. Joe Greenwood, 18. Jordan Case.Subs: 14. Marcus Baines, 15. Alex Trumper, 16. Adam Hesketh, 17. Brad Ashurst.London:1. Oscar Thomas; 5. James Morgan, 3. Illiess Macani, 4. Michael Channing, 2. Harvey Burnett; 6. Dan Sarginson, 7. James Woodburn-Hall; 18. Ash Smith, 9. Mikey Bishay, 10. Paddy Mooney, 11. Jack Dillon, 12. Angus Peters, 13. Alex Ingarfield.Subs: 14. Jack Molloy, 15. Alex Calvert, 16. Sam Bolger, 17. Ryan Dowsett.