Not only soldiers but you and me can also adopt the ‘Duty First’ approach. Presenting an excellent example of this a Finance Ministry official missed his father’s last rites to be on duty.
Kuldeep Kumar Sharma Deputy Manager (Press) was having the responsibility for printing out the Budget documents. On 26th January his father passed away. Being on Budget duty, Kumar was on job in the lock-in at that time. In spite of his immense loss, Sharma decided not to leave the press area even for a minute.
Kuldeep has 31 years of experience and is a key man to complete budget document printing task in the given tight schedule. Thus he chose to show exemplary commitment” to his work. His act has been applauded by the Finance Ministry.
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Each year a large number of officials and support staff, who are directly associated with the Budget making and printing process, are required to stay in the ministry and remain cut off from their families till the presentation of the Budget by the finance minister in the Lok Sabha. This is done to ensure that there are no leaks of information about the Union Budget.
Inputs from Livemint