I had an opportunity to meet an I.A.S officer lately .I would like to share my experience with you here….
When I came to know that I finally got an appointment with the I.A.S. officer that day ,I was thrilled.
I wanted to make sure that the issue ,I wanted to put forth should be communicated clearly.So I took the extra effort of doing some research over the topic(which unfortunately was the responsibility of the officials -not mine).I almost made a small thesis ready,and took it with me next day.
Finally after meeting other officials I was shown the way to the I.A.S officers’ room.When the clerk took me to the entrance door,I was eager to meet the official and peeped in….But to my dismay it opened to another room, where there was a huge line of visitors, standing to meet him.While standing in the Que I could see people self talking and getting ready for their meeting with the officer.The other clerks in the room were seriously talking about the benefits they were going to get as a result of the government pay hike.The few others were going for lunch at 12.30 pm and was informing that they will be back by 4 pm “after their lunch”.
Finally my turn came to meet the officer…I became eager again ,and stepped in to the room….
I could feel my legs getting buried in the lush- soft -thick carpet.And the room was almost freezing cold.When I walked in to the room he was puzzled to look at me first, then when I introduced my self and for what I came for,he recognized me and moved his hand slightly showing me the seat.Once i seated myself, his telephone bell rang and the officer answered the call .I think, he would have thought that I would not understand Hindi so he conversed in Hindi :).First I did not wanted to listen, so I thought the officer would finish with me soon and then continue his call,but unfortunately he did not. he was conversing for more than 15 minutes.And the important conversation he made was…..He was telling the caller (most probably another civil servant or some friend) that he will send a new person to work for him, this time the worker is an assistant and who has 5 to 6 years of government service left, so this worker can do the domestic work for the caller for many years with out any problem and efficiently since the worker recommended is not very old, so he can do the physical job well at home :).
After hearing this I got a clear picture that this officer was no different from the clerk outside his room.I know all the preparations I did the other day wont be use full, but I knew even if I used it, it is not going to make any difference to the man in front of me.I simply informed him about the issue and he replied that “it is not in my hands”.
WHICH I KNEW ALREADY!!!!!!