How Civil Is India’s Civil Service

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By Moin Qazi

Jawaharlal Nehru once said the Indian Civil Service was “Neither Indian, nor Civil, nor a Service”. However, his Deputy Sardar Patel considered the civil service “the steel frame of Government machinery”. Both worked to create a model for civil servants that served India well when the primary task was nation-building. Now that it has shifted to public welfare we need bureaucrats with a new ethos, more attuned to performances on the ground, and not just policy designs.

Read the full article at:
https://countercurrents.org/2018/03/14/how-civil-is-indias-civil-service/

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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