Even if you belong to a half-typical Indian household, there must have been a point when you were considering sitting for the Civil Services examination. For a lot, it is probably happening as you read. And why not? There is a reason why the Civil Services are held in such high esteem. Without the dedication and work of Civil Service officers, the country would not have been as it is now.
There are many selfless officers, but keeping track of all the officer’s is not possible but few who made the Cut Above is below :
1. Om Prakash Chaudhary, IAS (Chhattisgarh)
Aiming to transform Dantewada into an education hub
At 30, OP Chaudhary was posted at the Maoist hotbed, Dantewada, which had a literacy rate of 42 per cent. Soon he started an initiative called Choo Lo Aasmaan, where the brightest students were taught by teachers from Kota, the mecca of engineering and medical coaching. He intends to transform Dantewada into an education hub at par with international standards. Under another initiative called Tamanna, he set upa science museum, district library, and a state-of-the-art audio-visual theatre. Chaudhary was given the Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration for the year 2011-12.
2. Sanjukta Parashar, IPS (Assam)
The infamous Bodo militants are reportedly petrified of her
Imagine all the badass police officers from Bollywood, Sanjukta Parashar is tenfold better than them. Because when she is on field, there are no retakes. Bodo militants, known throughout the region for their barbaric torture tactics are said to fear this officer. This mother of two frequently leads CRPF jawans through terrains of Sonitpur district of Assam that are affected by insurgency and have even handled ethnic clashes. Not only a cop, she has also spent considerable time at relief camps.
3.Vinod Rai, IAS (Delhi)
He was a key role in exposing the 2G and CoalGate scams.
If we start documenting Vinod Rai’s actions towards making India corruption-free, we will be sitting here for a long, long time. He is also known for bringing credibility to the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He is primarily credited for his report on the infamous 2G Scam, not to mention the CoalGate or the coal allocation scam and the Delhi Commonwealth Game 2010 controversies. In fact, it was Vinod Rai who suggested that all private-public partnerships (PPPs), Panchayti Raj Institutions and societies benefiting from government funds should be under the scanner of the CAG.
4.NARENDRA KUMAR, IPS
IPS Narendra Kumar started his career in Bihar in 2009, and since then he had shown great courage and commitment towards his work and then he joined office in Morena, Madhya Pradesh. He was famous for his active work in trying to stop illegally mined stones and spent a large amount of time in fighting the mining mafia. In 2012, this brave officer was allegedly killed by the members of the same mining mafia at the young age of 30. When he saw a tractor carrying illegally mined stones, he tried to stop it, and when the driver did not slow down, he stood in front of it to bring it to a halt. But the driver did not stop and ran over Kumar, crushing him to death. His wife is an IAS officer in Delhi.
5 B. CHANDRAKALA, IAS
This feisty District Magistrate of Bulandhshahar is famous for taking tough stands against illegal practices. She has always spoken against corrupt officers and even got transferred from her earlier posting because she refused to accept the wrong doings going on. She never hesitates in publicly exposing those people who are not doing justice to their jobs. Thanks to her intervention, three corrupt contractors were booked, one of them being the brother of a member of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. She is now currently posted in Central government on deputation.
6. Satyendra Dubey, IES
Another name that stands out for commendable dedication and work ethics is Satyendra Dubey. An Indian Engineering Services officer, he was Project Director in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at Koderma in Jharkhand where he was working on the Golden Quadrilateral Project. He showed extra ordinary courage in exposing serious financial irregularities and exposed many corrupt practices in the industry. He also made many contractors rebuild the poor quality roads. He wrote a letter to then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee exposing the corruption and financial irregularities in the project. When he wrote the letter he suggested to keep his identity hidden, as it had several big names involved, but his name was somehow revealed and he pad to pay the price for that. After a few months, he was shot dead in Gaya, Bihar and the country lost yet another competent and sincere bureaucrat.
8.Armstrong Pame, IAS
Not many know about this exceptional young IAS officer from Manipur. His passion and dedication towards the betterment of the society was so strong that he built a 100 km long road in a remote hill of Manipur without the government’s help. People came forward and supported him in large numbers and gave shape to the “people’s road” which connects the hill to the rest of the state. He used his own savings and turned to social networking sites to raise funds for the project and is fondly called “miracle man” by the villagers.
9. Shivdeep waman Lande, IPS
This IPS officer of 2006 batch has been constantly in the news for all the good reasons. He has arrested many criminals, worked towards women safety and took on the pharmaceutical mafia, and under his tenure, the crime rate of Patna dropped drastically. He took strong action against eve teasers and has been very easily accessible to the people. It is said that he receives hundreds of messages everyday and he makes sure that each message is attended to. He played an important role in eliminating illegal wine shops in his jurisdiction. When he was transferred to Araria from Patna, many people turned to the streets and held candle light protests against the government’s decision. He allegedly donates 70 percent of his salary to social causes which include marriages of poor girls and building hostels for poor students.He is currently posted in his home state Maharashtra.
10. S.R. Sankaran, IAS
This former IAS officer was commonly known as “an ideal people’s IAS officer”. He played a crucial role in creating pro-poor policies and was the man behind the abolition of bonded labour, the creation of the special component plan for SCs & STs and the assigning of resources for marginalised communities in the rural development programmes. He remained unmarried so that he could serve the society and also contributed to the education of over 500 poor students. He died due to illness in 2010 but he will always be remembered as a “people’s man”.
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