Time is Money??? Think twice
3 Years ago
This is not a complaint or a redressal issue. Just stating the facts salt-peppered with what I feel along the way.
Any of us who had the misfortune of dealing with Government will know that “Time is NOT money, it is POWER”
Had a meeting today which was scheduled via an email. I received an email on June 2nd 2017 at 11:57 AM IST which stated at I need to be in Gandhinagar (Capital of Gujarat) on June 5th 2017 at 3 PM. Prompt as I had to be, I reached the venue 15 min early only to find that other people who were called for presentation are still in queue. I asked one of the officers that how much time it would take and they replied, “Don’t know” but come around 5:30 PM IST. As of writing this first paragraph, @5:45 PM IST, I am still waiting.
This is not about one-off incident or this is not party specific. Total, absolute, abject disregard for other’s time is ingrained in our culture. This is also not the first time that I have had this experience. Be it Delhi or Gandhinagar, experience is the same. The so-called power corridors of system are unpunctual. Since, their time is their time and other’s time has no value, this is bound to happen.
If we complaint, what is the worse could happen? India has no penalty clause of “lateness” and no wonder, our productivity is never challenged.
Those who don’t respect time of others, do not respect the individual.
I laugh when I see “Digital India”. I smirk when I hear about “New India” and I guffaw when I hear about “Transform India”. I firmly believe, we need “Discipline India” & Punctual India”. These two movements can “CHANGE” India.
Charity begins from home. Value time. It is not “your” time, it is not “my” time, it is not “anyone else’s” time, it is “our” time and we shouldn’t waste it.
And to cap it, after 3 hours and 6 min of this ordeal, I am still waiting for Government to invite me in…