Steel Frame: A Book Review
Steel Frame is a book written by Farukh Naikwade, a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, that narrates the stories of various IAS officers who served the nation in different capacities. The book is available in Marathi language and was published by Rashtrachetana Prakashan in 2016.
The book covers the history and evolution of the IAS, the challenges and opportunities faced by the officers, and the impact they made on the society and the governance. The book also provides insights into the personal and professional lives of the officers, their motivations, aspirations, achievements, and failures. The book features interviews with some of the prominent IAS officers such as T.N. Seshan, N.C. Saxena, Aruna Roy, E.A.S. Sarma, and others.
The book is divided into three parts: Te (You), Me (I), and Tumhi (You All). The first part focuses on the individual stories of the officers, their backgrounds, education, training, postings, and experiences. The second part deals with the collective issues and challenges faced by the IAS as an institution, such as corruption, politicization, accountability, reforms, and public service. The third part reflects on the role and relevance of the IAS in the changing times, the expectations and aspirations of the people, and the future prospects of the service.
The book is a tribute to the IAS officers who dedicated their lives to serve the nation with honesty, integrity, and courage. The book also aims to inspire and motivate the young generation to join the civil service and contribute to the nation building. The book is a valuable source of information and inspiration for anyone interested in knowing more about the IAS and its role in India's development.
The book has received positive reviews from the readers and critics alike. The book has been praised for its factual accuracy, lucid language, engaging narration, and balanced perspective. The book has also been appreciated for highlighting the achievements and contributions of the IAS officers who often remain unsung heroes in the public eye.
Steel Frame is a must-read book for anyone who wants to learn more about the IAS and its impact on India's governance and society.