A File Too Far
Minister for Science and Technology S. Jaipal Reddy doesn’t have it easy. His office is in the Anusandhan Bhawan at Rafi Marg in Lutyens’ Delhi, while the entire science and technology ministry works out of Prodyogiki Bhawan near Mehrauli. Department of biotechnology has its office in CGO Complex, Lodhi Road. So whenever the minister wishes to meet the science and technology secretary or wants to see a file or document, it takes anything between 30 minutes and an hour to reach him. It’s either a test of Reddy’s patience or of the ministry’s use of modern communications technology.