Official Fears…

Whenever I think of visiting any Government office for any official work, really my stomach and my whole body develop some unknown pain and shivering. Why? From the childhood itself the office premises have created some amazing terror in my mind. My youngest brother’s request for my signature in one of his family documents really brought my nerves to a standstill. The reason is that my brother wants me to sign the document in the Sub-Registrar’s office and that also in front of the officer. After hearing this request my sleep took farewell from me and I am spending sleepless nights now a days. Before a few months I had to go to Mamladhar’s Office for obtaining the voter I-D Card. The whole previous day of this special day was spent in confusion and terror. I could not do any work with comfort. I developed such a fear in my belly like a accused going to Police Station or Jail.

Even after my long and constant search I could not find out the reason for my this official fear about the Government officers.
People say the Government office works take a long time for finishing.

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One has to stand in the queue for a long time to get his or her turn to approach the officer. The officers demand so many documents and identities and their talk itself create terrific fear in our mind. One hopeless and uncertain feeling is created in our mind on seeing the unending long queues and crowds and the official confusing talks of the Government Officers. In my mind the State Government officers have taken the place of Gods or Heroes.

Whenever I stand in a Government office crowd for any work, my prayers are very seriously and even to the extent of thinking that the officer should shower his mercy over me and should bless me with his precious help.

When will people begin to give up their fears of the government officers and the government servants? Soon the present situation will get changed, the society will begin to see Government offices with friendly feeling and our works also will be finished quickly in Government offices.

The sluggishness, the slow movement and indifferent atmosphere of the Government offices and the employees will disappear. Fast moving, serious work culture will arrive in all the government offices.

The Sub-Registrar office fear has created such a tension in my mind that I forget about my brother but think only about the signature giving task of that day. I pray to God for a positive change.

Ritu Iyer,
TalkativeTongue

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