While most accuse government officials of being mere pencil pushers, who seldom understand people’s concern, it remains an undisputed truth that it’s the bureaucracy that runs the country.
Therefore, these officers are real unsung heroes and among them are Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers who take the maximum burden when it comes to run a district because they are the go-to persons in all circumstances.
Here are the inspiring stories of 10 IAS officers whose initiatives and efforts brought changes in society:
Tushar SinglaIAS Tushar Singla of the 2015 batch of Bengal cadre was busy with election duty and also with prepar… Read More
IAS Tushar Singla of the 2015 batch of Bengal cadre was busy with election duty and also with preparations for his wedding. Both the elections and wedding were on the same day. IAS Tushar Singla, and IPS officer Navjot Simmi from the 2018 batch of the Bihar cadre, got married to each other in the former’s office. Both Singla and Simi are from Gujarat and have been together for some time.
Read LessInayat KhanIAS officer Inayat Khan in Bihar has set a new example by adopting daughters of two Pulwama attack m… Read More
IAS officer Inayat Khan in Bihar has set a new example by adopting daughters of two Pulwama attack martyrs.
Inayat Khan, District Magistrate (DM) of Sheikhpura in Bihar said that she has decide to adopt daughters of two martyrs from the state. Khan said she will bear the education cost and other expenses throughout the life for the daughters of Ratan Kumar Thakur and Sanjay Kumar Sinha.
Read LessDr. Ajay Shankar PandeyAway from VIP culture, IAS officer Dr. Ajay Shankar Pandey reaches his office 10 minutes early every… Read More
Away from VIP culture, IAS officer Dr. Ajay Shankar Pandey reaches his office 10 minutes early everyday and cleans his cabin himself. According to Dr. Ajay, in 1993, when he was the SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) in Etmadpur, Agra, one day the sweepers went on strike. In such a situation, he himself reached his office with a broom and cleaned the room.
He told the staff that cleanliness is not a dirty job. Seeing a broom in the hands of an IAS, others also came forward and launched a cleanliness drive. Under this campaign, the garbage on the roads was cleared in just 5 to 6 hours for several days.
From then on, he himself does the work of cleaning his cabin.
In an interview given to The Hindu, Dr. Ajay had said that it has been assumed in the country that cleaning is the work of only one person. Women clean in our homes, men never do. This system needs to be changed.
Read LessDr. Pankaj JainDr. Pankaj Jain is the District Magistrate of Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. Pankaj sent his chil… Read More
Dr. Pankaj Jain is the District Magistrate of Katni district of Madhya Pradesh. Pankaj sent his child Pankhudi to study in Anganwadi instead of admitting her in a private school. The then Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel wrote a letter to Pankaj for this. She wrote that public servants are centres of inspiration in society. The society follows their conduct. Your spontaneity towards duties has impressed me immensely. Your efforts will increase the sense of responsibility of the government servants.
Read LessAsheesh SinghAccording to 2018's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's ranking, Indore has been declared the cleanest city of I… Read More
According to 2018’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’s ranking, Indore has been declared the cleanest city of India for the second time. This laurel hasn’t come easy for the city. The citizens have had to work hard for it.Take for instance the initiative by the Indore Municipal Corporation and Indore Municipal Commissioner, Asheesh Singh. They are working on converting a garbage landfill site into a city forest with a proper plan for waste management.
Read LessRitu SainBureaucracy is perhaps the most powerful instrument of the statecraft and if it decides to make a di… Read More
Bureaucracy is perhaps the most powerful instrument of the statecraft and if it decides to make a difference in the lives of the people, there is hardly anything that can stop it. One such example was recently seen in Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur city in Surguja district where an IAS Ritu Sain turned the town from a stinking mess into a clean place where people would love to live.
Read LessDr. Anil Kumar PathakThere are a few people who lend a helping hand to the vulnerable and destitute people in India. An I… Read More
There are a few people who lend a helping hand to the vulnerable and destitute people in India. An IAS officer from Faizabad district reinstates faith of many such people in humanity.
Dr. Anil Kumar Pathak has not only performed last rites for those who had been overlooked by relatives and family but has also acted as a pillar of support for the bereaved. One of his charitable gestures includes providing financial help to three children who had no family or close relatives.
Read LessRam SinghA photo of Ram Singh went viral on social media. It is seen that he is buying the traditional wooden… Read More
A photo of Ram Singh went viral on social media. It is seen that he is buying the traditional wooden basket from a local market and hanging vegetables on his shoulder.
Ram Singh, deputy commissioner of the Western Garo Hills, walks 10 km every week and buys organic vegetables from the local market.
“I know about modern challenges and also about solutions. If we walk the traditional way, then we will be fit. With this the environment will be better.”
His efforts not to use plastic, reducing the number of vehicles and encouraging people to walk for fitness are examples.
Read LessGarima SinghGarima Singh achieved the All India 55th rank in the UPSC in the year 2015. Earlier Garima was worki… Read More
Garima Singh achieved the All India 55th rank in the UPSC in the year 2015.
Earlier Garima was working as an IPS officer. In the beginning of his work, he has set many examples.
In 2016, Garima’s first ever posting was in Jharkhand.
In Hazaribagh, she held the post of social work officer. The condition of the local anganwadi was not good there. Garima changed the appearance of this building at her own expense and provided thing such as sports goods, chair-table, blocks, toys, copy-books at the center. Even the state government was impressed by the way the anganwadi center was refurbished. The government decided to fix 50 such centers on the same lines.
Read LessSwarochish SomvanshiSwarochish Somvanshi is District Collector in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. In June last year, … Read More
Swarochish Somvanshi is District Collector in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. In June last year, the area was under an intense heat wave.
He visited 4 malnourished children at the rehabilitation centre in the district and was upset after seeing the situation there. Children were left battling the heat in poor conditions.
He came back to his office and started working on a plan to install air conditioners at the centre, but soon realised that such a system cannot be arranged immediately.
So he opened the AC installed in his office and sent it to the rehabilitation center. While he himself worked under just the fan.