Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Party begins audit to reward performers

Written by Pritha Chatterjee | New Delhi | Posted: May 24, 2014 3:04 am | Updated: May 24, 2014 3:47 pm

Even as the BJP is riding high on its perfect score in Delhi in the Lok Sabha polls, the party has started conducting performance audits to reward performers and revamp district units. This is seen as a preparation for fresh Assembly polls in the capital.

Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan said the party “will do well with some motivation and incentives for performers” before fresh Assembly elections are held.

“Like in every work place, there should be a system of incentives for performers to encourage them to prepare for yet another election. Every election requires hard work. So we are working out a formal system for incentives to performers. We have started work audits to analyse where every worker — right down to the grassroot workers — scored or missed,” he said.

Sources said a template for giving out incentives was being worked on and should be ready by next week after the swearing-in of PM-designate Narendra Modi and the formation of the new government at the Centre.

Party leaders said by default, such a system would also result in “some restructuring” of local units. “If performers are rewarded, then non-performers will also be identified. We will be able to move them to other areas where they can perform better. Such periodical re-jigs will pump new life into the system. We are performing well, but there is no scope for complacency. We have to be ready for the Assembly polls, whenever it is announced,” Harsh Vardhan said. Sources said party workers were identifying Assembly segments within Lok Sabha constituencies, where the party did not perform “up to the mark”.

“There are some Assembly segments, particularly in Northeast and Northwest Delhi, where our competitors have scored over us. But we have made up in other Assembly segments within the same Lok Sabha constituency. So, we will make special efforts to take our message to the electorate in such areas,” a BJP leader said.
The party has also identified Assembly seats which the AAP won in the Delhi elections and managed to retain in Lok Sabha polls. “There are seats in South Delhi, which the AAP has retained. We will also concentrate on these areas and try to motivate workers,” he said.

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