ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Farewell to Arms

A former IAS officer looks back with mixed emotions at a career in the civil service that spanned the divide between two centuries.

 

On 31 May 2016, after having served a little over a third of a century, I superannuated from the Indian civil service. 

Like most retirees, I go with mixed emotions: a little trepidation from the unfamiliar going forward, but also with a sense of liberation, indeed of manumission, although I can never say that I was slave-driven by any other than myself.

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