A recent thought occurred to me when I was tracking Prime Minister Modi’s government on the amount of transformation and disruptions that has been made since he took office. My sincere advice to the PM will be to organise his structure and team based on the new national priorities and agenda of building growth. This change will help us fast track the nation and put it back on our ambitious GDP growth of 7.5% and above.
The inevitable question therefore is—do we still need conventional ministries the way it is right now?
While we all resoundingly acknowledge the fast-paced changes that the world has seen in recent history, can the PM make one bold move of a new government structure along with the landmark budget that we are expecting now in the next few days.
Here are some thoughts in terms of what it could look like are—
- Minister for Acceleration of Policy Reforms
- Minister for Infrastructure Development
- Minister for Students and Talent Development
- Digital Minister
- Minister for FDI
- Minister for ‘Make in India’
- Minister for National Cleanliness
- Minister for Fast Track Approvals
- Ministry for Diversity and Inclusion
- Minister for PSU Efficiencies
While I agree we may not be able to completely do away with all the legacy ministries, the point put forward for discussion is that the Prime Minister working round the clock is not going make the cut. His vision for the nation to foster development by inciting change will not come to fruition with him working 24/7. PM Narendra Modi certainly has the grand vision and the rigour of execution but what he needs is disruptive talent and a high calibre team with the self-belief to make it happen.
I am leaving these thoughts with him to enable us fast track the nation with a hybrid approach of new and old— one which will give it the neck focus of national growth. This will also ensure we don’t force fit unskilled heavy weights who ought to move to the sides and can run party affairs but not the government. The government needs to be highly skilled if our vision and sight remain fixed at entry into the top league.
Using the above corollary, enterprises will also see new areas of organising themselves. We may soon see
- Chief Innovation Officer
- Chief Digital Officer
- Chief Culture Officer
- Chief Social Officer
- Chief Experience Officer
- Chief Assurance Officer
- Chief Customer Officer
- Chief Business Officer
As the world continues to prosper rapidly, we will see a new crop of futuristic leaders take centre stage and slowly witness the sun setting on some of the most coveted and famed positions
It is with the earnest hope that this piece is worth a thought and consideration!