I have consistently held in my blogs that the STRUCTURE defines the FUNCTIONS and the FUNCTIONS fulfill the PURPOSE. It is in that sequence that the objective of the ORGANIZATION is accomplished. There has been a lot of debate on the corruption, inefficiency, compromise and inadequacy of the management of COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010, due to beheld in Delhi this year.
But all the three are so closely set that a disturbance in one affects the other, whereby it creates an impression that one could alter the PURPOSE and bring about changes for the better in the STRUCTURE, or alter the FUNCTIONS and change the STRUCTURE. All these permutations and combination have been tried out in the past and failed. The only way is that a STRUCTURE that could accommodate FUNCTIONS to achieve the PURPOSE has to be put in place, otherwise human greed and perversion would creep in and the PURPOSE cannot be achieved.
Budgeting for the COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 is over and now we need a structure in place, but unfortunately there is no STRUCTURE but a mass of racketeers, profiteers and carpet-baggers, who seize the opportunity to enrich themselves without any compunction. They provide treadmills and other sports equipments at exorbitant cost with a clause that they “would maintain and replace faulty equipments during the course of the COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010” and thereby avoid shortages in machines during the games. This clause would be the only clause that would justify payment of rates higher than the cost of the equipment itself! It is for this seamless functioning of the GAMES that the Organizers are enticed into getting into contracts which are apparently one-sided all the way. All this happens because we do NOT HAVE A STRUCTURE to handle all the functions efficiently.
A STRUCTURE in place would have assigned workforce and money in such a way that the task is carried through smoothly. But in the absence of a proper structure, CHAOS steps in and the FUNCTIONS get altered. In INDIA we have more crisis managers than structural engineers. Structure is a PEACE TIME activity, which needs self discipline and belief in the system, whereas once CHAOS is apparent it is free for all and the one who succeeds in restoring a semblance of order is the HERO. To become a HERO is the prerogative of the POLITICIAN, as he thrives on POPULARITY, which is the basis of all vote collection. This CHAOS we have created is not as much the work of SURESH KALMADI or his cohorts, but STRUCTURAL DEFICIENCY- which is the direct cause of lack of PEACE-TIME structure building activity.
Enter the politicians and restore ORDER through the STRUCTURAL MIGHT of their POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS! This happened in the ASIAD at Delhi in the early eighties. This justification of letting FEUDAL FORCES to encroach upon the SPACE of NATIONAL STRUCTURES is abominable.
DURING PEACE-TIMES LET US BUILD SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURE WHICH COULD HANDLE PRESSURES AND DELIVER PURPOSEFULLY!