At a recording show of Kaun Banega Crorepati in Raipur, an Additional Chief Secretary and a Joint Secretary who is also the longest-serving OSD (officer on special duty) to Chief Minister Raman Singh, got on to the stage and broke into a dance with Amitabh Bachchan, thereby inviting CM’s ire.
The two officers and their wives who were occupying prime seats, courtesy VIP passes, reportedly barged on to the stage and shook a leg with Big B on his hit song ‘Mere angane mein tumhara kya kaam hai’.
Both were last week served a written “reprimand notice” for “behaviour unbecoming of an officer” by Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, on the orders of the CM. The notice warned them against such behaviour in public in the future.
While Additional Chief Secretary MK Rout heads the important departments of Panchayat, Rural and Labour, Raman Singh’s OSD Vikram Sisodia is also the vice-president of the Chhattisgarh Olympic Association and president of the Chhattisgarh Tennis Association.
The show in question is yet to be aired, and except for those present at the recording, few know what exactly the officers did to invite the CM’s ire.
According to sources, someone complained to Raman Singh about their behaviour.
“It’s not about dancing on stage. It’s the way officers conduct themselves. They must maintain decorum and should not be seen jumping queues and joining the public to dance,” said an officer.