When 51-year-old officer was told that there was no sweeper available in the school, he went home, brought a bucket and broom, and cleaned the toilet in 20 minutes. All including students and teachers were shocked. A national newspaper wrote in its edit page: “What the IAS officer did is a good example of how a few, committed bureaucrats keep intact this great but rapidly corroding steel frame of the nation”. For the record, Indian bureaucracy at times is referred as steel frame of the nation.
, a satellite town of Faridabad , say Kumar is a maverick and a non-comformist, and he responds calls at his mobile phone. Cleaning a public toilet in the Delhi is no big deal, but when the person happens to be an IAS officer in a hierarchy and status conscious society, it makes all the difference. land of Mahatma Gandhi
But then comes the part-II of an IAS saga. A Rs 1.5 lakh dinner for 250 IAS officers is not a big deal. But why do they need to pass the bill to the tax payers? The Madhya Pradesh government has come under the scanner of Lokayukta for allegedly organising a free dinner for about 250 IAS officers, mostly serving, with taxpayers’ money, say reports published in local newspapers. The dinner was organized in October last year at a private club by the state chief secretary. Now, everyone is asking: Why should the state government foot the bill for a private dinner?