The present architecture of government is unwieldly, disconnected and set up for inefficiencies and dysfunctional mutually conflicting operations with turf wars the order of the day rather than development and national interest. Ministers and bureaucrats fall over each other in their attempt to cut other ministries and departments to size rather than coopt and cooperate for speed and national interest. Delays are the norm of Indian governments and governance regardless of which party is in power.
Ministries that should fall under one umbrella, are often split into multiple conflicting arms holding each other up. The list of ministries published on the government website is listed under. The Rising India Party would rationalize these architectures such that inter-related functionalities are held in configurations that facilitate fast decision making and implementation.
The Party would form appropriately qualified and experienced management groups to arrive at the most efficient architecture for maximum efficiency delivery. For example, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare could easily be consolidated under the one umbrella with linked and associated Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. These are all inter-related and linked and once rationalized, the excess fat would be shed or redeployed making the larger unit both cost and efficiency effective. Similar rationalization would be undertaken once the party wins elections in line with its stated Policy objective of rational and efficient government. Similarly, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry could be merged with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Labor and Employment and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, with the larger umbrella rationalizing the work force and coming up with holistic policy framework given that each of these is interlinked and interrelated to the other.
In India, the ministries architecture seems to have been designed for politics and not for governance of efficiency or nation building. The Rising India Party aims to fix this, permanently.