If I were a minister, I would help the country in becoming a better place. A minister is vested with many important responsibilities and duties which affect the public at large.
If I were a minister, I would see to it that under my authority, there would not be any misuse of power, irregularity in discharging functions, or inefficiency in work.
I would raise important social and legal issues for debate and discussion which would involve the general public. I would address the issues of poverty, education, health and corruption in the country.
Poverty in India:
Poverty is the most glaring issue of India which requires immediate attention. Much of India’s population is below the poverty line and do not even earn the basic minimum wage. Empowerment of such people is the need of the hour. I would ensure that they are provided with the basic amenities and that their livelihood is secure.
The middlemen who deal in between the poor people and the government should be punished as they swindle away with the money. I would set up legal aid clinics in remote areas and would facilitate the correspondence of poor people with government authorities.
Education in India:
Education in our country paints a very sad picture of the state of affairs in our country. Primary education despite being a fundamental right has still not been effectively implemented. The student teacher ratio is alarmingly disproportionate. Many government schools remain vacant because of lack of maintenance and dearth of students.
I, as a minister shall strive to ensure that all the children below 14 years of age are given basic elementary education. Child labour shall be addressed by me and those children should be put in schools and the government should take care of their expenses.
Health Sector of India:
India ranks very low on the overall health of its population when compared to other countries in the world. Over a hundred people die every couple of days in India because of starvation or excessive dehydration. Certain government hospitals have dearth of doctors and the patients suffering from terminal diseases.
I would ensure that more hospitals are opened and especially in the remote areas of the country where people do not get immediate medical care. As a minister, I would also subsidize rates of medicines so that the poor can afford them.
Corruption is a blot on the face of our country. India ranks amongst the most corrupt nations in the world. Corruption exists in all layers of the society. It can only be minimized if the government authorities are put to trial for taking bribes and practicing nepotism. Ministers are public authorities and they should come clean first. I will ensure that the same measures be taken.
To build a better India, the deficiencies in the aforementioned sections must be addressed. A responsible minister and government can cure these blots in our system and lead India on the path of betterment. Also, the people of the country must individually strive to be better. Thus, I as a minister, would in my own way, strive hard to make our country one of the best in the world.