Frankly speaking, I was not happy with bureaucratic functioning. In the bureaucratic hierarchy a junior officer just does not matter. His or her say is no more than half a piece of fullscape paper in the file. There are times when one knows that the decisions being taken by the higher ups are blatantly wrong, but nothing can be challenged. Only after becoming a secretary do you get some independence, but nothing much can be done against the tide. So I said goodbye to the secure job. I served as an IAS officer from 1968 to 1975. But I was horrified with the indecision and wrong decisions being taken there.