What happens when you become an IAS officer & how is it harmful to the society?

What happens when you become an IAS officer & how it is harmful to the society?

This blog holds true not only for IAS but also for any govt./PSU/PSB service. 
The first change that is observed when one clears any competitive govt. exam is:

when he/she stands in front of the mirror, finds himself/herself to be very different from others. Others who failed now seem to be useless & unworthy. Extension of this thought-process leads to enhancement of the ego.

And it eventually results into:
× Believing in the idea, ” I’m a superior being”. I’m not an ordinary folk. I must be treated as an elite in the society & 2nd class treatment is for poors & vulnerable sections of the society. 

{this is a sick mentality like in the past, Whites used to consider themselves above Blacks, the theory of supremacy of race of Aryans as cultivated by Nazis, and above all, the treatment of subjects/ruled (Indians) by the ruling class (Britishers) as “2nd class”. What’s the difference in the attitude of the bureaucracy then & now after the independence?}

× I must be bestowed with privileges. Majority of the Indians are idiot.

{this attitude stems from feeling that one at the position of authority is more wise, knowledgeable & hardworking than others. Just as the Britishers knew the requirements of Indians (the subject), the today’s bureaucracy also knows}

× I’m wise than ordinary folks. I must be heard. My opinion matters.

{this sick mentality is seen when while formulating the policy usually no stakeholder from grass-root level is considered worthy enough of the comments & opinions. No doubt, why most policies fail to yield results}

× Lack of sympathy & compassion.

{poor are poor because of their deeds. What can I do for them? And why should I do anything for them at the first place?} 

It is not clear as to why bureaucrats complain about the politicians when both work in collusion. Neither the bureaucrats nor the politicians are bereft of evil-doing. So, in no case, absolute power should rest to either bureaucrats or the politicians.

The logic that it takes years of hard work to become an IAS officer so they must be respected & placed above the politicians is also flawed. What is the utility of one’s hard work in the present when one has turned into an exploiter? (politicians have also worked hard in order to reach the position of power). 

The bright side:

Miniscule number of officers stay humble & stick to their roots. They understand that they are the product of the same society & if there exists some problems, it is their responsibility to rectify them being at a position of power. 

The hope for the continuation of humanity has always been due to the labour of the few.

With Great Love,

Er. Amit Yadav



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