service life

pramalkumarsamanta By pramalkumarsamanta, 13th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Service life comprises of two sections. one section relates to joining settlement kanungo in the land and land revenue and land reforms department,Government of west bengal for 4 years and 11 months. another section concerns with joining state civil services after i became successful in the competitive examinations. and completed my service -tenure here.

service life

I was the eldest child capable of earning in our family.My father was also the only earning member in the family But my father was seriously ill and was hospitalised in the railway hospital for treatment for more than a month. my father recovered from his illness.But he was not medically fit and mentally alert to join his service. Financially we were gradually losing our strength. Finding no other alternative but to compel me to take a decision to join in service at the time when I was pursuing post graduation.This is my sheer tenacity that I completed my post graduation in Zoology at this critical phase. Thereafter I joined in the land and land revenue and reforms department, as settlement kanungo.,I stayed there for 4years and 11 months. It was a enthralling experience gathered so far from rural areas of Bengal to enrich my life.The experience of settlement kanungo did help me to discharge my duties in the next service life,The drudgery of settlement kanungo life encouraged me to appear at the state civil services competitive examinations. and I got selected and joined the district as probationary Deputy magistrate. After a good number of training in the block offices and district head quarters and settlement training camp we the probationary deputy magistrates were posted to different block offices of different districts of West bengal. Now we were designated as Block Development Officers.Meanwhile the block development offices were trans formed into panchayet samity offices.administered under the west bengal panchayet act.1978.In rural bengal,panchayeti raj was introduced Panchayeti raj covered gram panchaye,panchayet samity and zilla parishad. Thus a separate panchayet administration was evolved. Panchayet administration was also unique in itself.Panchayet elections were being held every five years in order to stregthen the roots of democracy in India. Generally the officers were being transferred from one panchayet samity office to another. Under panchayeti raj the block development officers were redesignated as executive officer,panchayget samity.This posting was quite interesting.The officers became expert in rural development. The officers were transferred from one block office to another every 3 or 4 years.Subsequently the officers were withdrawn from block or panchayet samity every 5 or 6 years.and posted as deputy magistrate in the subdivisional/ district head quarters.After 3 or 4 years these officers were given special posting,next to sub divisional officers and additional districtmagistrates etc. Now at the fag end of service career ,few officers were given the charges of district magistrate.

Own experiences of service career

I was posted as block development officer in the district of Purulia which is located far south-west corner of west bengal.. I had to serve two blocks in that district for about 5 years.The experiences of these two blocks were so sweet and varied that I could not forget even today. Similarly I was withdrawn from block to another district .Thereafter I was finally withdrawn from district head quarter to the Department in the state head quarter.I was posted to labour department where i got ample opportunities to serve the labour people.I got the opportunity to deal with the cases relating to Employees state insurance Act.I was really self contented to work with these classes of people in the department.I worked in this department for more than eleven years. I was transferred from department to department and next I was transferred fromdepartment to district and posted as District magistrate, Malda .Malda is located in northern region of West bengal .Malda is located 350 kms away state head quartes-Kolkata. Then I was transferred from malda to kolkata in a department.The experiences at malda point was to tackle 1)Flood of fullahar river and devastating soil erosion at ratua ps and to supervise that 2) voter id cards were issued to the residents of Hamidpur char under the instructions of ECI(Election commission of India) It was my irony of fate that i finished my last innings - by working in the directorate of social welfare and in the department of women and child development and social welfare. for a year or so..


Compelled, Competitive, Drudgery, Tenacity

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I am a retired government officer.I am a postgraduate in life sciences, I have a passion for writing on any topic.

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