Governance by the large part of the Indian population is generally treated as distinct entity, interacting with it is treated as optional, whereas in reality it is a must, for literally anything and everything in life. The study of Civics is schools is supposed to be the only connect. On the larger stage of professional / personal life, the interface with the government has to regular and in tune with the laws and rules of the land. Lack of knowledge can lead monumental problems, insurmountable at times.
This gap is supposedly filled by consultants and middlemen as mandated compliance cannot be given a go by. When treated as a compliance issue, the results are not as desired and without the real knowledge of the same, the individual and the organisation end up doing things not necessarily in tune with the word & spirit of compliance.
From accreditation to approvals to procurement to certifications its government interface all the way. The affected party is the best suited to face these challenges; success depends on his knowledge of the laws / rules & of the systems of governmental interface. The hospitals get their NABH certifications through consultants, so is the case with the procurement experts and with the legal firms who help Indian and foreign companies in setting shops and run the same.
The confidence we have in running our lives and that of the organisation is directly proportional to how conversant we are with the governmental systems and processes and our ability to put it in practice with full knowledge of facts & the impact . Playing around with rules at the consultants behest or at the behest of the supposed experts, cannot lead us anywhere and sooner than later, it is likely to get unstuck.
The only way forward is complete knowledge of the governance ecosystem we are in and being true to its legally prescribed demands.
THE COMPETENCE IN GOVERNMENT INTERFACE IS THE FOUNDATION STONE OF PROFESSIONAL & ORGANISATIONAL WELL BEING.