CM Frustrated with 'Babu-giri' in the Administration

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the first anniversary of the foundation of Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) in Patna on Thursday, said that he was frustrated with the age-old 'babu culture', or red-tape, in the government offices that continues to pose impediments in the path of progress and development.

"My day begins and ends wondering how to speed up things in Bihar. In spite of several measures taken to reduce bureaucracy in the government, we remain prisoners to red tape leaving me wondering if we will be able to achieve all of our goals in the scheduled time," the Chief Minister said.

On a lighter note, Kumar invoked laughter when he jokingly asked the scholars to suggest ways to rid Bihar of the 'babu culture'.

"I am all ears if you have a way to free Bihar from red-tape," he said.

The Chief Minister, in his speech, also renewed his demand for central status for Patna University.

"Patna University is one of the oldest universities in the nation and while much newer universities have been granted the status of central university, Patna University has no such luck," Kumar said adding the state government was willing to provide land for the university if any such condition was put before it.

AKU Vice Chancellor Dr. S. N. Guha, Art and Culture Minister Dr. Sukhda Pandey were among many who also spoke on the occasion.

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