February 22, 2012

A story to be emulated

It was a video conference of all the Deputy Commissioners that I took part with Hon’ble Chief Minister in CM’s official residence Krishna, today. Implementation of Our Government’s ambitious project, Right to services and a review of drinking water scenario in the state were discussed in the meeting. Many senior IAS Officers were with us.

The ambience for setting up of a video conference meeting needs a lot of planning and preparation. Any little problem would make the whole event a failure. With the Chief Minister himself around, one can understand the anxiety of the technicians who are working behind its success. The moment any district is named by Chief Minister that particular DC with his team will appear on the screen.

In Chief Minister’s office, here is a person called Mr Srinivas, an Engineer who looks after the functioning of every video conference event. The conference scheduled today at 2.30 was a smooth sailer, thanks to this youngster. He was all around before the meeting kicked off, silently checking for proper working of every connection.

You might wonder, how the story of this youngster matter to this. Yes, it has connection. It was his day of wedding and he was here bothering about the meeting’s success. So involved was he, that it was his cheeky request that prompted me to write all this. He humbly came up to me at around 5 pm with a request to relieve him for the day as he had his marriage reception in the evening. Dumbfound by his duty consciousness, I couldn’t resist my appreciation for him before everyone. I introduced this youngster to all the senior officers only to let them know the “duty consciousness” of this young engineer. It was a big applause from every one around.

While I wish this youngster a happy married life, I also hoped his duty consciousness is emulated by every one who works in the Government system.