|“India needs more women bureaucrats”|
SILCHAR, Aug 8 - At a time when questions on sufficient women bureaucrats to address problems faced by women are being discussed and safety quotient of women in workplace is hogging the attention of both the common man and the media, Prerna Sharma, (2013 batch IAS officer) who is an Assistant Commissioner in the Cachar District Administration feels that more women becoming bureaucrats will ensure better representation.
“If a woman comes to me with a problem, I could connect to her issue with empathy and I am happy to see a positive change and people are more gender sensitive now. More women of the country are coming into the bureaucratic and political circles will help as there will be better representation,” Sharma said while responding to a question on the recent harassment to woman IAS officers. In her words, the problem is grave and must be addressed with priority.
Sharma was interacting with the students of Gurucharan College on Saturday in a programme orgainsed by the Career Guidance Cell of the college. During her interaction with the students, Sharma shared her experience of cracking both the IPS and IAS examinations. Replying to queries by IAS aspirants, Sharma stressed on the important of hard work honesty to reach goals in life. A native of Haryana and a student of St Stephens College under Delhi University, Sharma was a topper in History of her batch. Dr Apratim Nag, coordinator of the career guidance cell and Chandan Paul Choudhury, member of the cell acknowledged the support from the college fraternity and others for making the event successful.