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Bihar is among the most backward states in India (friends from Bihar please excuse). But this state produces the highest number of IAS officers now. Defies logic. But what could be the secret?

Asked by Good Citizen, 08 Jun '10 12:32 pm
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Being a backword state does not mean that it does not produce good minds.

In fact Bihar was 3ed best administered state in whole of India at the time of independence. Before independence some of the Elite universities of india were Patna , Allahbad ,BHU, Agra and Vikram ( Ujjain) , After independence Congress was too sure of Vicotory of 85 seats in UP and 80 in Bihar and never payed attention to development here. The universities became den of political activity and nepotism.

All the anti-congress movements led by Jai Prakash Narayan and Lohiya started from Bihar and UP and most corrupt and castistic gundas of those time became leaders of this movement and call them self Lohiyaites today, These so called leaders like Mulayam , Lalu , Sharad Yadav , Paswan distroyed these two states systamatically in decades to come. These 4 lost decades from 60s to 2000 created Bihar a wretched stated.

Now look at west bengal it was developed till a decade later but today all Bengalis migrate ...more
Answered by Batao Na, 08 Jun '10 12:40 pm

 
  
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Bihar has seen poor governance for quite a long time now. But it has bright minds and bright institutions. But due to the myopic policies of the governments, talented youth do not get jobs which leave them fewer options. During such times, people tend to get innovative in their thinking and action. This is the universal truth. Most of the time, talent migrates out of such pressure cooker atmosphere. All could not do that. Then there is a hope and belief that UPSC exams are not manipulated / tampered with. They still give an opportunity for the talent and that is one of the reasons why there are hundreds of thousands of aspirants and applicants for the UPSC exams all over the country. It is my opinion that talented young Biharis are well aware of this opportunity and probably they have shown remarkable attitude to crack the hard nut of IAS exams. It must be mentioned here that it is an attitude rather than anything else which decides a particular trend or pattern why people of certain ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 08 Jun '10 01:49 pm

 
  
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Its true that Bihar comes in the top ranking state for producing highest number of IAS officers.The secret behind it, is the lack of availability of other options for youth to come forward and show their tendency and talent. They have some limited and some traditional thinking for growth of their carreer like most of them wants to become engneering or doctor and the apex priority for them is to achieve a rank in administrative services. No other such aspects are present for people over there. No doubt bihari's are considered sharp minded and super talented because of their strong will to do difficult to difficult task and hard work but still people are follwing traditional way.
Answered by Aniket Pandey, 30 May '11 01:14 am

 
  
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No development plans has been implemented like delhi , chandigarh. Education is not spread all places, Poverty is also a major reason. Corruption is in every part of india , so we cannot blame bihar only.
Answered by shashi tripathi, 08 Jun '10 12:37 pm

 
  
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Because biharis are very hard working in nature
Answered by Satya Pandey, 08 Jun '10 12:37 pm

 
  
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Curruption
Answered by anushka desai, 08 Jun '10 12:33 pm

 
  
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