An IAS officer in Chhattisgarh faced Twitter's ire after his photograph went viral showing him standing and talking to a sick child's mother with his left foot on the steel rail of a hospital bed.
This pic of Dr. Jagdish Sonkar has been going viral. Pic from social media
The act has been deemed as 'arrogance' of the young officer.
The man in question is Dr Jagdish Sonkar, the 2013-batch IAS officer who is a sub-divisional magistrate of Ramanujganj in Balrampur district.
As he also has a medical degree, he had visited a government hospital for a routine inspection and interacted with mothers of malnourished children being treated there.
Twitter did not take kindly to what they considered this as an 'insolent' act. This is what they tweeted.
The Indian government over 70 years, in just one picture: https://t.co/nNYADFUySZ— Amit Varma (@amitvarma) May 5, 2016
Dear Jagdish Sonkar, IAS 2013 batch, SDM somewhere in Chattisgarh : Be respectful. And don't repeat this again. pic.twitter.com/3d11qVQiiB— Bharati Chaturvedi (@Bharati09) May 4, 2016
The picture of Jagdish Sonkar SDM in Chattisgarh inspecting CHC is shocking and it's unacceptable— IAS Association (@IASassociation) May 4, 2016
#JagdishSonkar..ha ha..politicians,judges n his fellow bureaucrats...r all the same full of arrogance..india the superpower only for elites— Pankaj apurva (@Paxiedivine) May 5, 2016