The Civil Services in India: Oxford India Short Introductions by S.K. DasThe Civil Services in India: Oxford India Short Introductions by S.K. Das

The Civil Services in India: Oxford India Short Introductions

byS.K. Das

Paperback | April 26, 2013

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The Oxford India Short Introductions are concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India. Combining authoritative analysis, new ideas, and diverse perspectives, they discuss subjects which are topical yet enduring, as also emerging areas of study and debate. An efficient and competent bureaucracy is indispensable to any modern state. This short introduction identifies the importance of civil services in nation-building and governance, and puts forth its varied roles in the current polity: as a regulator, a facilitator, and an executer of developmentpolicies. Presenting a clear and concise introduction to the civil services in India, the book engages with: its evolution, size, and structure against a brief historical background the processes of recruitment, training, and performance assessment the managerial, political, social, and judicial mechanisms of accountability; and the relationship between civil servants and the political executive Through in-depth theoretical analyses, it captures the various contributions and drawbacks of the services; and advocates reforms in the existing set-up towards a cleaner, more efficient and performance-based structure in keeping with India's influence as an emerging superpower.
S.K. Das is Honorary Advisor, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India. Prior to this, he was Member (Finance), Space Commission and Atomic Energy Commission, and Ex-officio Secretary, Government of India.
Title:The Civil Services in India: Oxford India Short IntroductionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.28 × 4.92 × 0 inPublished:April 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198086091

ISBN - 13:9780198086093


Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Evolution of Civil Services in India2. Size and Structure3. The Role of Civil Services4. Recruitment and Training5. The Placement of Civil Servants6. Performance Management7. Accountability8. The Relationship between the Political Executive and Civil Servants9. Civil Service ReformsConclusionFurther Reading