Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Dance Babu Dance: Circular wants bureaucrats taking part in dance competitions to be cautious

COME January 27, civil servants working in Central government offices will gather at CSOI auditorium in New Delhi’s Vinay Marg to sing, dance and act. In fact, they will participate in inter-ministry music, dance and short play competition. But a government circular dated December 8 reminded the would-be participants that they “being government employees are subjected to the provisions of conduct rules”, and “any violations of…
these provisions would invite disciplinary proceeding”. The circular was issued by the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board, an agency that comes under the DoPT.
 “Any act of indiscipline will be taken seriously by the Board”, the circular further cautioned.
Professionals and regular radio artistes who are also government servants are not allowed to take part in the competition.  In short play competitions, there are relaxations for lady actors. Whereas male performers should necessarily be amateurs and working in Central government offices in Delhi, the women actors can either be amateurs working in Central government offices or even family members of the Central government employees. For solo dace or music competition, the entry fee is Rs 50 per head. For short play competition, the participants need to pay Rs 200 as fees. The last date of entry is January 15, 2015.
Meanwhile, in Chhattisgarh, two senior bureaucrats courted controversy two months ago when they danced with the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bacchchan at the Kaun Bangega Crorepati (KBC) sets. Additional chief secretary MK Rout and joint secretary Vikram Sisodia, went up to the stage and started dancing when a popular song, Mere Angne mein was played. Later, the two officers were served a show cause notice for their “public behaviour unbecoming of an officer”.

1 comment:

  1. It seems everyone will dance in Modi's Rule