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The mantra of Swachh Bharat cannot deliver results, says Haryana-based Swarna Bharat Party
The President of Haryana-based Swarna Bharat Party, Vishal Singh, said that chanting slogans won't deliver a Swachh Bharat. The party is of the view that a rubbish-free India simply cannot be delivered under the current governance system.
The cause of the vast amount of filth that litters Indian streets, rivers and lakes has nothing to do with the habits of the people of India but everything to do with the inefficiency and corruption of our unaccountable political system and colonial bureaucracy, said SBP.

SBP in its manifesto had said that the country needed electoral reforms to ensure that it gets honest politicians at all levels.

"We need to get rid of tenure and automatic promotion at all senior levels, including in local governments. Key performance indicators need to be included in municipality CEO contracts, so that if a CEO fails to deliver, he or she can be immediately fired. These CEOs must be empowered to hire and fire their senior officials on the basis of performance. Of course, the contractual CEOs and other contractual senior officials need to be paid very well and rewarded if they perform. Without all these reforms Swachh Bharat will fail, and funds earmarked for it will be stolen or misused", said SBP in a statement.

Vishal Singh said that only highly competent local governments could implement the wide range of policies necessary to deliver a clean India. For example, e-procurement that uses modern auction design must be used to procure professional services to clean streets and public places. The contract design must ensure that successful bidders are held to account.

Constructive compliance policies must be implemented. On the one hand, citizens must be educated and given access to waste bins at convenient locations. The compliance officials equipped with cameras must be empowered to impose significant on-the-spot fines.

Singh noted that the Modi government was unfortunately unable to understand the concept of governance reforms. "It believes in chanting slogans. That is a delusion. The Modi government is guaranteed to fail."

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