Broadly, civil servants in our country are classifiable into two. To call the ones falling under the first category as bureaucrats would be an affront to the perceptive, thinking individuals. The second comprises those who are such that not to call them bureaucrats would be an affront to the English language. The latter believe selves to be “steel frame of the Indian government” as they were called in the British days; and remain as rigid, unthinking and unbending as steel despite being part of the so-boasted self-government. Their participation, active or otherwise, in the core governmental functions can do nothing but seriously damage the health and cultural heritage of the nation . They are often heard to have virtually revolted against the very objectives of the principles enshrined in the nation’s basic charter; more so, against the well- conceived and - intended national policies , albeit being limited in number, going their own mindless way.