Apart from what Firdaus Ashiq Awan did to Assistant Commissioner, we as Civil Servants need to rethink our own attitudes towards public.
Why an overwhelming majority considers us inept red tape babus interested only in taking pictures of what is otherwise routine work?
Isn’t it true that the new lot of the officers is really looking for validation from the public? This is itself an admission of the fact that we are trying too hard to seek attention.
I know this isn’t unique to civil servants.
But then again unlike us, all the other institutions are present as institutions, and not as individuals. We attract the ire of the people when they see our selfies and pictures as useless optics. Competitive exam or not, people don’t care and they really shouldn’t as well.
The British kept the people away from them because they didn’t know who might turn out to be the next Bharat Singh and kill them, what makes us keep our own people away from us? Why don’t we give access to the majority of the people who cannot see us on Twitter?
Has the class of civil servants not normalised the corruption? There are many forms of corruption that we no longer consider corrupt practices citing the compulsions and pressures, political and family. Many of us have started justifying twisted morality for practicality.
Isn’t it a fact the routine has overtaken the drive and initiative except of course only a handful of civil servants?
Did we ever learn to take initiative during our so called civil service training? Now I’m not judging bureaucracy cuz I’m one of them, I’m just raising some qs.
It is also pertinent to mention here that I’m not putting all the civil servants in one bracket. Some of them are extraordinary. Some are highly qualified underpaid officers. This thread is for the majority of us. Like it or not, but somebody has to shake us up from the slumber.
*Bhagat Singh
PS. I’m totally against the way FAA treated the officer. Insulting someone in public has never borne good and constructive results. In this thread, I’ve just pointed out the reasons behind public reaction against bureaucracy.

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