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A Life in Three Acts

Karti Sandilya IFS If you had told me, in early 1967, that I would be a bureaucrat, I wouldn't have believed you. I was set on being a lawyer in the Madras High Court, hoping to make a name for myself in constitutional law. But plans changed, when my father ...
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Ethical Dilemmas in Public Service

K. Taimni, IAS. Madhya Pradesh Cadre, 1968 Batch “The Light of God surrounds us, The love of God unfolds us, The Power of God, protects us, and The Presence of God watches over us” There are three words in the ‘title’ - Public Service, Ethics and Dilemma - each having ...
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Obligation to Perform Ethically

Ashoka Rastogi , IAS (Tamil Nadu Cadre, 1968 Batch) While posted in Tamil Nadu, I had worked for a public sector company, Southern Structural Ltd., which used to manufacture heavy earth moving equipment for Neyveli Lignite Corporation. Its Chairmen, M P Narayanan, taught me how to do honest business in ...
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If they can, so can you – Blog 5

      Sweta Agarwal - IAS 2016 Batch "It was the attraction towards the Khaki uniform that sowed the seeds of my Civil Services dream. My five year old self was so drawn towards the Khaki donned by the officers of the police station close to my house that I wanted ...
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If they can, so can you – Blog 4

Ansar Shaikh - IAS 2016 batch “I was in Class 4. My parents wanted to withdraw me from school so that I could earn a wage like my other siblings and cousins. But my teacher insisted that I was a bright child and they should let me study. That perhaps ...
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