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A Cartoonist Bureaucrat

Retired IAS officer of the 1983 batch, Mr. B.P. Acharya, is also a profound cartoonist. His cartoons are satires on social and political conditions of today. Watch his exclusive video interview with us.
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In the realm of Indian bureaucracy, Mr. B.P. Acharya stands as a remarkable figure, hailed for his exceptional acumen as an Indian Administrative Service officer and his unique talent as a cartoonist. Blending humour and creativity with governance and public service, the officer has carved a niche for himself, leaving an indelible mark on both the administrative and artistic landscapes.

Watch his exclusive video interview here to understand more about his journey as an IAS officer turned cartoonist.

Cartooning, an art form characterized by witty and satirical illustrations, has historically played a crucial role in political and social commentary. Mr. B.P. Acharya embraced this art form, harnessing his creativity and humour to shed light on pressing issues within society and the bureaucratic system itself. His cartoons became a medium to highlight the ironies, challenges, and absurdities faced by civil servants, politicians, and the common man.

His cartoons are not only a manifestation of his artistic flair but also a testament to his deep understanding of the workings of the administrative machinery. With keen observation, he brilliantly captures the intricacies of bureaucratic culture, illustrating its quirks and idiosyncrasies with a dose of humour that leave people amused and introspective simultaneously. His cartoons gained popularity within the civil services community and beyond.

What set Mr. Acharya apart as a cartoonist was his ability to humanize the bureaucratic apparatus. Instead of merely criticizing the system, his cartoons offered a nuanced view of the challenges faced by bureaucrats, reminding the public that administrators are also human beings trying to navigate complex scenarios while adhering to their principles.

His cartoons continue to serve as a gentle yet thought-provoking reminder of the complexities and humour that underlie governance and public service. He remains a role model for aspiring civil servants and artists, leaving behind a legacy that showcases the profound impact of humour and creativity in inspiring positive change.


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