With elections to five state assemblies fast approaching and the general elections less than a year away, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has introduced a monitoring mechanism for party general secretaries and central ministers to ensure proper implementation of welfare schemes and to keep party office bearers in a war mode.
His office has sent a questionnaire to the party general secretaries and secretaries asking them to appraise the work done by them during the past one month, which also includes their meetings with party workers, delegations and general public.
Sources in the Congress headquarters said it would be a regular monthly exercise aimed at inculcating a system of accountability in top officer bearers. The corridors of the AICC headquarters are abuzz that many officer bearers may face the axe in the next three months due to non performance.
A special software has been generated at Rahul’s office to analyse and evaluate the replies to the questionnaire. Rahul will be given a tabulated picture of the functioning of the party in the states with regard to various aspects to be dealt by the general secretaries and secretaries point wise.
While the general secretaries are to focus on the states assigned to them as a whole, the main task of the secretaries is to monitor the district and block level committees. The questionnaire also wants them to mention the frequency of tours to the states as well as the number of block and district committee meetings they have attended over the past one month.
Last month, Rahul’s office had sent a similar questionnaire central ministers to know the progress of the promises made by the Congress in the run up to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. They have been also asked to list the top three achievements and two-three proposals, programmes, policies or legislations that can have a political impact ahead of elections.