Today I was reading the newspaper and saw a news which was like this, “The secret of the cash was revealed, the CA (Chartered Accountant) told in front of the ED (Enforcement Directorate) … crores of rupees recovered belong to IAS Pooja Singhal.” Reading this news, the feeling of despair towards the system intensified. After that I started turning the pages of the newspaper. Meanwhile, the headline of a news was seen, which was like this, “Manipur: N Biren Singh rewarded traffic policeman for performing duty amid heavy rain.”
On reading this news, there was a re-circulation of hope towards the system. Actually, our attitude about any subject keeps changing temporarily. However, there is also a firm thinking towards doing these subjects. In the matter of the system, this thought has become ingrained in everyone’s mind that nothing can happen here!
This thinking towards the system forces us to accept the circumstances as they are. Due to this the general public becomes status quoist. But we are residents of that country which fell many times but when it stood up, it was with twice as much energy than before. Where the Kovid epidemic brought the world to a standstill and it also caused a huge amount of loss of public and money. But India not only fought this disease with great strength but also avoided the great loss caused by it.
Therefore it is necessary that we learn from such examples of society which inculcate a favorable attitude towards the system in us. Examples like Manipur policeman BT Henjoy exemplify the excellence of our moral framework.
BT Henjoy is a Manipur policeman who manages the traffic system. During his duty in Churachandpur, it started raining heavily. At such times, most of the employees go under some roof and wait for the rain to stop. But BT Heinjoy chose to do his duty by staying in the midst of heavy rain. In the midst of heavy rain, he kept on improving the traffic system there.
Someone made a video of his work. Soon this video went viral. This video was also seen by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and he also honored the policeman with an amount of Rs 1 lakh.
If some moral things are to be learned from this whole incident, then the first thing in it is that a government employee or a worker of any field should stand on the front for public interest even in adverse circumstances. Whatever you do, its sole aim should be ‘the welfare of the people’. Secondly, as long as democracy remains alive, there will be hope among the people from the system. People taking BT Henjoy hand in hand is a sign that there is a universal acknowledgment of devotion to service and it is very important for a vibrant society.
The third thing that can be learned from this development is that our policy makers and executive heads also like and reward those people who are completely dedicated to the cause of the people and the system. This is also a lesson to those who say that no matter how efficiently you work, you will not get any extra reward and no matter how inefficiently you work, you will not get punished.
The honor and prize money given to BT Heinjoy by the Chief Minister of Manipur is a form of ‘Performance Based Grading’. However, it has only been implemented in this case. The Central Government and the State Governments should make the performance based grading system a part of their methodology so that the government employees get more incentive in their work as well as the fear of being fired from them also remains.