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Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service

S.R. Maheshwari


This book is about public administration in India, which is often synonymous with the role and performance of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The author stresses the indispensability of the civil service in a democratic polity like India and the decisive role it plays in assisting with the social and economic development of the country. He also examines the corruption in the bureaucracy and the question of ethics and morality and analyses elaborate and competitive recruitment process of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India.

Keywords: public administration, India, IAS, civil service, democratic polity, social development, economic development, ethics, morality, UPSC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195683769
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.R. Maheshwari, author
ICSSR New Delhi