Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan,questioning bureaucrats to perform for a day not including their assistants ,for that he said, “it will sensitize them to the travails of 'Aam Aadmi' and help in better discharge of their duties”.
Governor aforesaid, “ he wants to introduce a similar system for senior officials at RBI as well wherein they can be asked to discharge some simple banking duties to make them understand difficulties faced by other”
"One could, as senior officials, try to spend a day doing some task which they ask their assistants to do but without revealing who they are and getting the assistance," Rajan said
"Perhaps, then we will have a much better sense of what Aam Aadmi faces and a much greater sympathy for changing the system than we have otherwise," he said
The RBI Governor added, “A lot of officials, including himself, realize that the system is difficult only when they retire or leave the office where they are helped by assistants”
"Post retirement, the system is much harder to deal with than pre-retirement," he added.
Rajan further said, “said he is mulling introducing the system within RBI where senior officials will be tasked to do simple things like changing the nominee of a fixed deposit account, which shall make them learn about the difficulties”
Rajan added, “The remarks come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is seeking to take special steps to make the bureaucracy more accountable and also assess it on its performance”