District collector chaired committees are nothing more than patchwork quilts to cover up fundamental administration problems
This year, the central government launched the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme, for the development of districts with below average socioeconomic indicators. Moreover, senior officers have been allotted districts to monitor and support. Welcome as this attention to field-level governance is, does it address the core problems that bog programme delivery at the field level? In fact, have the problems of field administration been understood at all, before implementing this solution?