"NOT JUST A CIVIL SERVANT" BY ANIL SWARUP
This book is about the travails and tribulations, successes and failures of a civil servant. It provides a firsthand account of what happened on the fateful day the Babri Masjid was demolished and the reaction of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh that is at variance with generally held view about his role in the entire episode.
The book covers the experience in conceptualization, articulation and implementation of National Health Insurance Scheme (RSBY) that came to be hailed by international organizations.
There is also segment that relates to serving the richest of the rich when consequent to a series of scams, most of the public and private projects came to a grinding halt as there was policy and implementation paralysis.
Cleaning up of coal mess created by the so called coal scam is the highlight of the book.
The last part of the book describes the journey from the dark dungeons of coal mines to the apparent bright but not-so-bright light of education sector and includes a chapter on the CBSE paper leak.
The book is about hope and optimism. It is about the potential of what can be done despite myriad of problems.