Central Administrative Services Exam A Feeler for the Health of the Nation

Category : Editorial

An analysis of the services exams have shown that it is the doctors and engineers who do very well. After They have passed IIT and medical entrance tests, and taking degrees and post-graduate studies and high specialization in medicine, what is their motivation to become an administrator?

If serving the people Is the motivation, they can find ample opportunities to do so. If a doctor or a scientist feels that his call for service to the people is through administrative services, the call had been mistaken. All the specialization achieved against great odds are thrown to the wind. The country needs specialists in every field. On the other hand the nation wants them to study the history of India and the Constitution. These specialists got their admissions in the top ranking institutions after very hard work. They deserve it. We also know that there are equally good or belter candidates who could not get admission. Those who desert their positions are depriving other meritorious candidates who could have contributed more.

The enormous amount of time and money spent in training the specialists  have been wasted.

How can one prevent this? Let the salary scales of scientists, lecturers and doctors match those of the administrators having the same qualification and experience. Free recruitment to the cadres directly also if needed, will reduce this glamour.

Compulsory military service or national services in the field of their choice according to their education will also prevent the leakages to wrong places.

The fact that post-graduate doctors and engineers do well in administrative exams is not surprising. But it is also an indication of wrong priorities in life.


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