Demonitisation in India through the lens of the theories of Public administration.
It goes against three concepts-
1)Maslow’s Need Theory-
The safety and security need as it is,is not taken care of in the developing countries.
Overnight such demonetisation happens and this further aggravates a sense of insecurity.
Saving for what..anything can be demonitised any moment.
Sense of insecurity.This is not good governance.
2) Policy is made by one man sitting in his office ,hence it lacks ground reality.
Policy in good governance is bottom up,involvement of people.
This policy affects billions of people but it lacks human touch.
Overnight policy change..and no vision of ground reality is there.Millions of people are thrown in a state of panic-
-whose near and dear ones are in Hospitals,in ICU’s
-whose daughter is to be married next day.
-someone’s cremation is to be done and they don’t have money in hand, due to this move.
Endless list, which this policy did not take into consideration.
3)Corruption needs multi pronged strategy.
Also black money is not only in cash, it’s invested some where else.
So how does it really help??
Corruption will not end, now bribes will be in 2000 notes.
Justice system,value system needs to be changed.A fear of law has to be created.
Human Development Report 2002 had very rightly said-
Reason for corruption are-
Loopholes and scope for it
Return from it in terms of profit
Lack of fear
The corrupt see a scope for it,then they calculate the profit from it via a vis the punishment for it.
There is always a likelihood of huge profit and going scotfree, with no punishment at all.
This is a huge motivation for corruption.
Demonetisation does not address this issue.
Whatever is stated above is purely from the theories of public administration.
Please do not add political colour to it for being for or anti the PM.