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May 10, 2012

A govt that runs, but how?

civil services day

A govt that runs, but how?
Sometimes, how you run the government is more important than merely running it. This was the message that came out loud and clear during the 7th Civil Services Day.
by Neeraj Mahajan
As compared to a mini-skirt, which reveals more than it hides, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s speech on the 7th Civil Services Day was more like a sari – hiding more than it revealed. Besides Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, leading civil servants such as cabinet secretary Ajit Seth and principal secretary to the Prime Minister, Pulok Chatterji, were present on the occasion at Vigyan Bhavan.
Accepting the fact that there was a growing perception that the moral fibre of today’s public servants “who rank among the best in the world”, is not as strong as it used to be and that the present lot of civil servants are more likely to succumb to extraneous pressures, the Prime Minister said, “these perceptions might be exaggerated, but I do think that there is a grain of truth in them.”

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