Kolkata: Unable to take time out of their tedious work schedules, a devoted pair of civil servants in Kolkata decided to get married in office on Valentine’s Day. 

According to a report on Times of India, on Friday morning, Tushar Singla, a 2015 batch West Bengal cadre IAS officer posted as SDO in Uluberia, and Navjot Simi, a 2017 batch Bihar cadre IPS officer posted as DSP in Patna, received the marriage registrar at Singla’s office and signed on the dotted line. 

Though Simi travelled all the way from Patna to get married in Bengal, both of them are from Punjab and have been in a relationship for a long time. 

Reports suggest that the couple’s wedding was getting repeatedly postponed as Singla’s wasn’t getting time to go to Punjab due to heavy work schedule.

Both the groom and bride also promised a grand wedding reception to their colleagues, but only after the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections.

After the wedding, the couple promised a grand reception for all those present, but only after the 2021 state Assembly elections in Bengal were over.

Though Singla was not available over phone, one of the officials close to him said the SDO was not ready to compromise with his duties.

Senior state officials said the couple is planning for a change in cadre so they can stay together.