Passing the buck Vs Accepting responsibilityRecently, we had the sad shootout in Florida killing around 17 people. Later on, although the system failed, FBI came out accepting that 'we failed' in following a credible tip earlier.
I'm not praising the FBI or supporting the USA but when we look at the PNB Rs 11,000 crore scam, no person in authority has come out and said, 'yes, we failed, we accept moral responsibility'. Each party is trying to find who can be blamed, how to pass the buck on. It would have been good if for instance, RBI had come out with such a similar statement.
I think, within the government or any sector, we should encourage the culture of accepting responsibility rather than keep on passing the buck and hope that the trouble goes away.