Friday, July 23, 2010

Denied At Home, Won Abroad: Chhattisgarh IAS wins award in South Korea

CALL it a story of an IAS officer who lost his battle, but won a war. Nine months ago, Sonmoni Borah, a 1999 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS, reached an award function in Raipur only to realize that his name was deleted at the last moment from the list of winners of Shahid Veer Narayan Singh Award. But Borah, who has won the prestigious award of excellence in MGNREGA administration twice in a row, has recently received yet another award in South Korea.

The award was given by Korean Development Institute (KDI), the leading think-tank of Korean government which conducted a programme for 94 IAS officers in collaboration with DoPT and the LBSNAA, Mussoorie. KDI’s president Oh-Seok Hyun presented Borah the award in recognition of his progressive participation during the programme activities and commitment in promoting the atmosphere of prosperity during the Korea exposure visit.
The recognition of bureaucrats by credible organizations and government institutions now help in career growth after Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) decided last year to include awards, citations, articles, books etc. in the Executive Record Sheets, or ER sheets of IAS.
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  1. Yet another interesting tale, babu blogger

  2. Ex Cotton Collegiate Mr Soonmoni Borah really showed the courage to win the war. This will be a lesson for the Indian Selection Experts.