Even as the Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb had only just courted controversy with his comment on whether Diana Hayden deserved the beauty title, he has now made a new statement that is making news.
The Chief Minister said that the mechanical engineers should not join the civil services and only those from civil engineering stream may join in.
The Tripura CM feels that those in administration need to build a society and civil engineers have that knowledge.
The Chief Minister’s presented his views at an event to mark civil services day in state capital Agartala last evening.
Though the Chief Minister had backtracked his comments on Diana Hayden, it remains to be seen how this latest comment goes down in the engineering community.
In a widely-circulated video clip of his speech at the function, the BJP leader said most people who opted for the premier civil services such as the IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IPS (Indian Police Service) earlier were from the humanities stream.
It need be mentioned that in last year’s recruitment examination by UPSC, every second successful candidate was from the science stream.>