Two bureaucrats are discussing Cabinet minutes in Yes Prime Minister:
Bernard: So you want me to falsify the minutes?
Humphrey: I want nothing of the sort! It’s up to you Bernard; what do you want?
Bernard: I want to have a clear conscience.
Humphrey: A clear conscience?
Bernard: Yes. Humphrey: When did you acquire this taste for luxuries?
Senior IAS officer Dipali Rastogi has surprised many by publicly coming out against civil servants who let their spine rot and said only what their masters wanted to hear for the sake of “salary, perks, club membership, car, driver, domestic help, spruced-up homes, dinner parties, discounted vacations, foreign trips and the silly, mean-minded ‘power’ to dole out small favours to friends and relatives.” Continue reading “Bureaucrats with a conscience”