Insights on Civil Services from Mr Anil Swarup Sir, former IAS officer who was Coal and HRD Secretary to Govt of India
Mr. Anil Swarup was one of those who spent his days and nights with his colleagues in the coal ministry post the CoalGate scam and executed the re-allocation of coal mines successfully through transparent bidding and remiposed people’s faith again in the governance. He and his team were responsible in making India a surplus producer of coal.
Before joining coal ministry, he was Director General of labour welfare in the “Labour Ministry”. He has also headed some key government projects, in which Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was conceptualized and executed by him. Now in every state this scheme is implemented and benefitted millions of poor people from rickshaw puller to domestic worker.
His career, spanning 38 years, revolved around tackling a myriad of issues that ranged from dealing with corruption in the state of Uttar Pradesh to coal mafias, witnessing the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition to handling education mafias.
He has recently authored “NOT JUST A CIVIL SERVANT” in which he has narrated his journey of being a bureaucrat.
He addressed more than 550 students at INSIGHTSIAS and inspired them by sharing his journey of being a bureaucrat, giving them useful tips on preparation for UPSC CSE and answering queries of students.
He also has extended his support to guide students for Interview.
Insights IAS has been conducting such sessions to sensitise budding IAS aspirants about ground challenges of being civil servant and ways to overcome those challenges. It’s our endeavor to not just train aspirants to clear civil services exam, but also train them to be sensitive and empathetic civil servants who will serve people with integrity.