Learning the value of trust

It was early in his career that Yogendra Narain, a 1965 UP-cadre IAS officer, learnt the value of winning the trust of his political masters and the people on the ground. Barely a year after his first posting as District Magistrate (DM) in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, Narain (then in his early thirties) had been posted as Joint Secretary (Information) in Lucknow. Riots broke out in the western Uttar Pradesh city after his successor tried to take advantage of the national Emergency and bulldoze his way through a Muslim locality on the issue of family planning. –



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