Excellence in public service
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel often referred to the bureaucracy as the “steel frame” of India. The Civil Services have always been an intrinsic part of our nation and continue to play an invaluable role in its development. Industrious officers of the Services are pivotal to their success by pledging complete loyalty and showing unremitting zeal to further the development of the country.
In this issue of Bureaucracy Today, we salute individuals who are responsible for strengthening the foundations of our nation. These unsung heroes have been playing a critical role in the overall socio-economic development of India through their sheer hardwork and determination. We speak to five IAS officers Pradeep Singh Kharola, Om Prakash Chaudhary, Amit Gupta, Kamran Rizvi and Darpan Jain who were honoured for their commendable work by the Prime Minister on 8th Civil Services Day on April 21 in New Delhi.
We at BT firmly believe that such awards which honour endeavour and recognize excellence are very important in keeping up the morale of our officers. The stories of such individuals serve as an inspiration to all and deserve true applause. Our magazine also covers the presentation of SCOPE Meritorious Awards on Fourth Public Sector Day this April. These awards acknowledged the contribution and excellence of public sector enterprises which are the backbone of progress in our country. Eleven enterprises, including Nevyeli Lignite Corporation, Oil India Limited , ONGC Limited, Electronics Corporation of India Limited , Steel Authority of India Limited , Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation ,WAPCOS Limited , Container Corporation of India Limited , Engineers India Limited and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India were felicitated for their contributions towards nation building.
The Bureaucrat of the month title goes to Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law & Order) Deepak Mishra. Often referred to as the Super-cop, Mishra through his hardwork and determination is making Delhi safer for its citizens. Looking at his constant efforts for zero tolerance for criminals, our editorial panel decided to make Deepak Mishra the BT Bureaucrat of the month.