Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jalebi Chowk is located nearer to Modi’s or Rajnath’s cabin? BoI Quiz answers many a query on power corridors

KINDLY take a close look at this photo captured by an unnamed government photographer in New Delhi. An additional secretary-ranked officer is seen lying here. But why? Why is he closing his eyes? Is he relaxing, by any chance? Maybe not. Here are some hints to the quiz: The IAS officer in the photo belongs to 1983 batch. And of Bihar cadre. During the NDA regime of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, this officer was a…
director in the cabinet secretariat and then appointed as private secretary to the then union defence minister. Later, he became the chairman of Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation and then resident commissioner in New Delhi’s Bihar Bhawan.
If you have guessed the officer as Chandra Kishore Mishra, the current Mission Director of the Centre’s flagship programme -- National Health Mission, you get 10 out of 10. But why on earth this officer is seen lying on a long chair as shown in the photograph? Mishra, in fact, was donating blood at the voluntary blood donation camp, organised by the department of health and family welfare in New Delhi on January 9, 2015.
The corridors of power in Delhi and elsewhere regularly witness many a side-story like the one on Mishra. For example, who is the officer seen driving a 100-year-old John Morris Fire Engine on a Delhi street in February 2014? Or, is Femina Miss India World 2014 Ms Koyal Rana daughter of an/a i) Indian Administrative Service officer, ii) Income Tax officer iii) police officer or iv) diplomat? Or whether the Jalebi Chowk is located inside the PMO or home ministry?
BoI has introduced a new page called BoI Quiz to answer many of these queries on the corridors. Read this brain teaser -- BoI Quiz Page.

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