Category Archives: First Stirrings

First stirrings : Among the first of the doyens

AS we mark the 95th birthday of a man who made exemplary contribution during his service and subsequently to the society, we have amongst us one of the senior-most IAS officer present in the country today. Born in Peshawar (North … Continue reading

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Black thunder, silver lightning

I was the first one in the family to join the Indian Army. Both my father and grandfather were in the Civil Services and served in what was then known as the United Provincial cadre. I was a student at … Continue reading

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Perennial Reformist

NARENDRA Kumar was born on July 10, 1957, in Delhi’s Karol Bagh, in a family deep into poverty. His father Late Lila Ram Molparia, who had five daughters and three sons, was trying to find his moorings after migrating from … Continue reading

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No Sir

IT was peer pressure that brought Rita Sinha-than Rita Kudwa-into Indian Administrative Service (IAS). She was pursuing masters in geography from Punjab University and her professor, AB Mukherjee, was very keen on her getting into academics after it. “I found … Continue reading

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Power to Serve

IT was Allahabad’s infectious pull for civil services that put Sharda Prasad, son of unlettered farmer parents in Alampur Geria village of Fatehpur district, on the road to be an IAS. Prasad wanted to be an engineer and had already … Continue reading

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Courage of conviction

IT was a taunt and better prospects of growth and emoluments that brought Kamal Krishna Sinha into Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Otherwise Sinha, son of RKP Sinha, a provincial civil servant (PCS) in Bihar Capital, and Phool Kumari Devi, a … Continue reading

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Tax Man – Triloki Nath Pandey

IT was peer pressure and ease of doing studies which brought Triloki Nath Pandey, son of Chandra Nath Pandey, an accounts officer in British India Corporation at Kanpur, to Indian Revenue Service (IRS). Pandey was teaching commerce in DAV college, … Continue reading

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Lessons of Life

IT was a house and family commitments that more or less brought Vinod Vaish into civil services. Son of Nihal Chand Vaish, a Barrister at Allahabad High Court, Vinod was interested in science and was supposed to join Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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Turnaround Man

FOR Probir Chandra Sen, his indecision is what landed him into the civil services. Grandson of AN Sen, former judge of the Calcutta High Court, and son of Pratap Chandra Sen, a top executive in Burmah Shell, Probir, better known … Continue reading

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Quick response

ATUL Chaturvedi, 66, was born in a family of civil servants. His father, PN Chaturvedi, was a PCS who was coopted into IAS. His father’s elder brother, BS Chaturvedi, was an IPS. His grandfather, Harcharan Chaturvedi, also a PCS, retired … Continue reading

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