Essay-Role of Bureaucracy during the national disaster SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
Bureaucracy refers to the body of the administrative policy-making group. It is one of the pillars on which the state stands and acts as a bridge between the government and people. An effective bureaucracy is necessary for a nation to progress. It is responsible for administration and thus, during the time of a national disaster, its role becomes even more vital.
During a disaster, the government may form several departments or announce relief measures and schemes, but it is the bureaucracy that ensures their functioning. They, in that sense, act as the lifeline during a disaster. It is the bureaucracy that keeps an eye on the ground situation, ensures that people are shifted to a safe place, and have access to necessary resources like food, water, and medical facilities.
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the role of bureaucracy during a disaster. It is only because of the strenuous and dedicated efforts of its bureaucracy that India has been able to fare so well during this pandemic. The efficient