Bureaucrats are the backbone of this country. They are allocated with enormous powers in order to keep the nation socially, economically, culturally, and scientifically sound. Bureaucrats are the medium to achieve the dream that is seen for the nation. In other words, Bureaucrats are the heart and soul of this nation. No wonder they earn the respect of the people, other colleagues and high officials.
In India being a civil servant is a thing of great pride. Out of lakhs of people, a handful of around 1,000 people are selected for the coveted post to serve the nation and to ensure the growth and the progress of the nation in all areas of concern. The underlined areas include Education and Skills, Urbanisation, Health, Sanitation, Gender, Water Scarcity and Transparency and so on.
I also wish to be a civil servant and the future of this nation. As a civil servant (IAS officer), I wish to ensure that every citizen of this nation lives a life of dignity and self respect where a minimum of their basic needs are taken care of. Every citizen has access to fine education (Article 21A) which helps or, assists them in developing their skills. We need to do away with the prevailing illiteracy in the nation. I would like to establish potential schools in my district in the nearest vicinity once I become a District Magistrate. So, that the children in my district have access to standard education with all infrastructural facilities and they come out as all rounders who ready to open their wings and fly high. Not only kids but I would also ensure schooling facilities for the middle – aged and old-aged illiterates in my district so that they lead an independent life of neo literates.
Secondly, I would like to ensure that there are health care facilities in my district. Health care facilities would be ensured by creating hospitals, and dispensaries and by looking into the issue of ethical doctors being a part of these hospitals and dispensaries. Doctors having a strong moral fibre are a pre requisite for creating a good health network in our district, and more so in our country. I would make sure that regular health campaigns are held so that the masses can better connect with the doctors, and can better understand health related issues, and terminologies. I would also like to better implement some of the health schemes of the nation such as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Janani Suraksha Yojana and so on.
Thirdly, I would make a core team of 5 to 7 people in order to ensure that after every third house there is a toilet built to avoid open defecation. Programs like mission batees must be promoted, so that India is Open Defecation Free. Toilets are a must as young girls have to go to far off places for defecation which leads to crimes such as rape cases and murders. Open defecation also hampers government schemes and programs such as Swach Bharat Abhiyan as it leads to uncleanliness, and encourages citizens to further get involved in acts of open defecation. Open Defecation can also leave a bad impact on tourists (both Indian and Non–Indian) and can jeopardize our cultural, and societal image.
In my district, I will myself go to have orientations regarding the importance of gender equality, and the worth and importance of women. It is said that if you teach a man, an individual is educated but if you teach a woman entire family is educated. If we probe through history, India has given birth to the likes of Rani Padmavati to Jhansi Rani. And, presently to women like Saina Nehwal and Indra Nooyi. Women are as capable as men and are making a mark in every field. So, hence women should be encouraged to make a mark in any field they wish to and they must be given regard and respect.
Moreover, I would ensure the building of dams and pipelines through industrial projects if my district is having water scarcity. I would build dams like Bhakra Nangal Dam, Sardar Sarovar Dam so that water is present in ample amount in my district. I would also resort to saving of water during rain through techniques like rain water harvesting. Water Projects should be at the top priority as far as desert areas are concerned. Also, for transparency in my department I would spread the idea of biometric system and I would further introduce an attendance sheet. I would also ensure that the officers finances are recorded; from their salary to mobile bill expenses.
I would lastly, ensure a response team of 8 to 10 people during natural calamities (such as floods and earthquakes) and days of crisis so that such situations can be combated and tackled well. I would also like to ensure that I am able to do the same for my nation as I do for my district, and would be able to spread my ideas to the entire country so that I see my dream fulfilling. My dream is to make the nation a place where I see my nation, and it’s people happy. Where I see our youth healthy and achieving their dreams and career goals. Where I see our middle-aged and old aged people being given respect and love by their kids. Where a girl is not suiciding due to a painful relationship, or pre- marital pregnancy rather she becoming an IAS officer. I dream of true freedom and I wish I achieve my dream.