A third wanted to quit Civil Services
A survey shows that a third of respondents considered resigning from the Civil Services due to better opportunities elsewhere and other reasons, parliament was told Wednesday.
New Delhi: A survey shows that a third of respondents considered resigning from the Civil Services due to better opportunities elsewhere and other reasons, parliament was told Wednesday.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Office Prithviraj Chavan said the Civil Services Survey 2010 showed that about 33 percent of respondents considered quitting the services at some time or the other.
This was mainly "because of better opportunities outside the government and disappointment about lack of recognition", Chavan told the Lok Sabha.
The minister was responding to B.B. Patil and two others who wanted to know that one of out of three top officers in Civil Services had sought to quit his/her job as reported in the media.
Chavan said: "The survey indicated that 85 percent of the respondents feel that they have enjoyed their work in the Civil Services and are proud of being in the Services."
"It also comes out that postings and transfers, performance appraisal, opportunities for deputation, timely promotions, and corruption rank high among the concerns of Civil Services."
The minister said copies of the survey had been sent to cadre controlling authorities and states for follow up action.
He said among the measures being considered to remedy the situation were formulating a bill on setting Civil Services standards and accountability as well as introducing reforms in Civil Services examination.