Two senior IAS officers of the Rajasthan cadre are among the top 50 IAS officers rated for their efficiency. A survey conducted by the magazine Fame India enlisted 5,200 IAS officers across the country and used different parameters under which the evaluation was done.
Some of the parameters were excellence in governance, vision, excellence in thought process, answerability in governance, decision making prowess, and ability in dealing with public affairs.
Additional chief secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, and Principal Chief Secretary and chairman of the industrial wing of the state government Rajasthan Industrial Investment Corporation (RIICO) Kuldeep Ranka figured in the 50 best bureaucrats list. Both are IITians.
What the bureaucrats did
Rohit Kumar Singh, as the additional chief secretary of the medical and health department, was praised for his handling of the corona.
It was Singh, who led from the front to evolve a system to combat corona and Rajasthan became the role model which was later followed by other states. The Bhilwara Model and Ramganj Model became a landmark in combating corona.
From March to July, he ensured active response of the state government machinery and also ensured excellent testing facilities, Rajasthan was among the states that managed to curb the disease early on.
Following the retirement of two Chief Secretaries during the COVID crisis, Rohit Kumar Singh was the only additional chief secretary level officer of the state, who was retained in the secretariat following a bureaucratic reshuffle.
The new Chief Secretary, Niranjan Arya, who belongs to the scheduled caste category was made the Chief secretary, overlooking the seniority claims of 10 senior officers.
Ranka, as the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister also contributed during COVID to governance through administrative excellence.
Ranka was also involved in surveying the COVID victims and providing testing facilities which helped in identifying corona positive people.
He used the data of the survey to evolve a system to successfully curb the spread of corona. Fame India chose the 1985 to 1995 batch officers as part of their survey to select the 50 most efficient bureaucrats.
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