Chalta Hai attitude leads to inefficiency
Despite widespread changes, questions on character and credibility of civil servants continue unabated said Dr D Subba Rao, former Governor RBI, at the valedictory function of the 93rd Foundation Course at Dr MCR HRD Institute on Thursday
Jubilee Hills: “Despite widespread changes, questions on character and credibility of civil servants continue unabated” said Dr D Subba Rao, former Governor RBI, at the valedictory function of the 93rd ‘Foundation Course’ at Dr MCR HRD Institute on Thursday. The 93 Foundation Course attended by the largest-ever batch of 316 trainee civil servants, organised by Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana under the aegis of LBSNAA, Missouri, and DoPT, Government of India, came to a spectacular end on Thursday. Dr Subba Rao stated that while the macro and micro environment has changed at a mindboggling pace, the mindset against the civil servants, in terms of values, honesty, credibility, and integrity in discharging duties efficiently has not changed. He called upon the trainee civil servants to learn to do their jobs with great passion, irrespective of their likes and dislikes for their jobs and assignments.
He opined that the problems being faced by civil servants in the contemporary society are highly complex in nature and there are no quick-fix solutions to them. He stated that only those officers who are proactive in understanding the root cause of these problems by interacting with different stakeholders and also keep learning would succeed in their careers. He shared, “The ‘Chalta Hai’ attitude gave rise to inefficiency, lethargy, and tardiness in government staff and advised the officers to become role models in professionalism of the highest order and bring about a change in the mind-sets of employees,” by adding “The phenomenon of political interference is more imaginary than real and civil servants can deal with this phenomenon in a win-win style,” Dr D Subba Rao presented the Director General’s Rolling Shield for best all-round performance to Sanket Agarwal, IRS (IT). He also presented certificates and medals to the winners in different academic and non-academic competitions.
Subsequently, PS Rammohan Rao, former Governor of Tamil Nadu, presented course completion certificates to the trainee civil servants and also released a copy of ‘Jhalak’ a house journal, brought out by the House Journal Society of the 93rd Foundation Course. BP Acharya, IAS, Spl. Chief Secretary and DG, Dr. MCR HRD Institute, in his welcome address said that the prime objective of the foundation course was to equip the officer trainees with a core set of values, skills, and knowledge for their success in their careers. “This cherished goal was achieved through a fusion of academic, outdoor, extra-curricular, and co-curricular activities during the course of the Foundation Course”, added Acharya.