The veracity of jumping professions


The other day I was reading the story about doctors and engineers opting for the civil services for ‘a greater canvas to work for the people’. I couldn’t but laugh on such a statement coming out from a doctor whose job is considered as the most sacred job for the humankind and at times compared to that of the God. Can someone compare this with the routine jobs being carried out by the babus? In our country at present, the only thing that attracts the youth keeping government service in mind is the civil services because of the money and the power associated with the posts. Not a single aspirant has any intention for serving the nation. These may be termed as filmy dialogues written to either mislead people or please the interview board. The civil services exam is all about the hard work for an year or so and subsequently harvesting its benefits for the rest of the life for self, for family members and for all those who come under the circle of concern of the officer sitting on the seat of power. Continue reading