Tushar Singla, an IAS officer, and Navjot Simi, an IPS officer, got married at the former’s office in West Bengal on Friday as they could not take out time for a grand wedding ceremony.
Kolkata: Work before love. A couple got married in the groom’s office on Valentine’s Day after they could not take out time for a grand wedding due to their busy schedules.
Tushar Singla, a 2015 batch West Bengal cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer posted as SDO in Uluberia, and Navjot Simi, a 2017 batch Bihar cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer posted as DSP in Patna, signed their marriage papers at Singla’s office on Friday.
The bride travelled all the way from Patna to Uluberia to get married. The couple, from Punjab, received the marriage registrar at Singla’s office on Friday morning. The couple’s wedding was getting postponed as Singla was not able to get time to go to Punjab for the wedding, The Times of India quoted sources as saying.
Singla took to social media so share his pictures with Simi. The photos show Singla dressed up in a formal suit while Simi was dressed in a red saree. Congratulatory messages poured in for the newly-wedded couple.
The couple has promised a grand reception for family and friends. However, the celebrations would take place only after the 2021 State Assembly elections in West Bengal are over. Senior state officials reportedly said that the couple is planning for a change in cadre so that they can live together.
The Legislative Assembly elections in West Bengal are scheduled for 2021.
This is not the first time that an official has chosen work over personal life. Finance Ministry official Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Deputy Manager (Press), who lost his father on January 26, had stayed on Budget 2020 duty and showed sincerity towards his job.