Rome was not built by an individual

The week began with the commencement of the 7th session of the Third Parliament of Bhutan. As curtains for the week were slowly drawing, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) released a short yet important note informing the country about “Re-organization of the Civil Service Agencies.” 
At the surface, one may not be able to draw any analogy between the two. But when examined and assessed in what may be said scientifically, there is a very intricate and significant bond between what transpired in the National Assembly (NA) and the RCSC’s press release.
All issues deliberated in the Parliament are equally important. Nonetheless, there are some whose significance precedes others. And from the many issues deliberated, an important one was the question on unemployment asked to the Minister, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR). Employment is central to a country’s economy. Answering the question, the Minister said that creating jobs is also a responsibility of the private sector. To be fair to the Minister, it is a job that requires coordination between different ministries and agencies, including the private sector.
As mentioned in a story of this paper’s current issue, why are media professionals churned, when there is no place for them in the labour market? Similarly, why are dozens of surveyors entering a market which has no room for them? This supply and demand mismatch has been used and misused for years as a defense, with no one addressing it. And it happens when there is no coordination. The plight of Thimphu’s poor roads dug and filled; again and again (which has ceased for sometime) is another example of misplaced coordination.
The RCSC’s press release highlights this issue. It says restructuring is guiding by broad strategies with different aims, one of which is “reposition ministries and agencies strategically with allied mandates for greater synergy and collaboration.” 
The benefits of collaboration need not be elaborated. Even our illiterate folks in remote corners, who do not know either the Dzongkha or English alphabets are aware of this. This is why households come together during paddy cultivation and take turns watching and protecting their fields from wild animals at night. Special groups are created, with individuals delegated with different responsibilities, so that when someone passes away, one takes care of activities related to religious rites; another on procuring essentials required etc.
The RCSC’s press release and above mentioned aim, is acceptance that coordination has either been weak or non-existent. If not, it is definitely acceptance of the universal truth that coordination is important and required.
Many use the idiom, “Rome was not built in a day.” Rome was also not built by an individual.