FOR the last few years, bureaucrats have become social media ‘celebrities’ having thousands of followers and thereby showing a false picture to those aspiring to join the civil services.

Nowadays, the Central Superior Service and the Provincial Management Service are just status symbols, and the qualifiers of these competitive examinations are mostly show-offs.

Those belonging to the middle class are not involved in such activities, but a few bureaucrats on their own create an image of the entire civil service community as if it is some sort of a ‘film industry’.

The government should ban all social media accounts of bureaucrats and their money-making academies for the preparation of competitive examinations. The civil service is for serving the country and its people, and not to get famous through social media.

Khawar Aziz
Abbottabad

Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2021

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