Book Launch: The Steel Frame- A History of IASRoli Books celebrates the publication of The Steel Frame: A History of the IAS by Deepak Gupta

8 March, 2019: The Steel Frame: A History of the IAS was released at a function held at India International Centre, New Delhi. The book, published by Roli Books, was released by Shri N.N. Vohra along with Pavan K. Varma, Shailaja Chandra and Gargi Rawat. The unveiling of the book was followed by a captivating, in-depth conversation between the panelists, in the presence of a large informed and engaged audience.

Speaking at the occasion, Shri N.N. Vohra said “I’m indeed very happy to have been invited to launch the book. It is an extremely well written and researched book. This volume should be of great benefit to all those who are interested in the history and future of India. The argumentation is prudently presented without any bias in this book”.

Author Deepak Gupta remarked, “As part of building a documentation centre for records of all services in the UPSC, I read a lot about the ICS – a fascinating story of two centuries, much of it we didn’t know. I thought it would be useful and interesting to put it together.”

“I have explored some of the developments and reasons why there has been an apparent slide. If we believe that the service is essential for India and its democracy and it must play its role as envisaged under the constitutional design and as outlined by the Sardar, as indeed it must, then the service and the individual officer must urgently reform and reinvent and also imbibe some of the healthy traditions of the ICS”, Mr Gupta added.

Get your copy of the book from CMYK Bookstore online and other leading bookstores across the country.

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