gfiles magazine

August 26, 2013

Watch thy words

civil service amitabh thakur
Watch thy words
The career bureaucrat is like a sitting duck before the media, who lack a sense of accountability for their words
By Puneet Nicholas Yadav

A July 6, 2013, article in a reputed newspaper, titled “Akhilesh loses ground in UP, Mulayam loses hope” gave a brief political analysis of affairs in Uttar Pradesh. It also tried to take general stock of the administrative scenario in the State. And it referred to me, saying: “Officers in the UP government are also kicking-off discipline. A senior PCS officer, Hari Shankar Pandey, filed an FIR against three IAS officers for harassing him. A senior IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur, files PILs with an alarming regularity, in complete disregard of service rules. Read more..

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