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Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

S.K. Das


India’s current bureaucracy dates back to the nineteenth century, set up by the British in 1854. It is outdated and moribund. Clearly, India needs a better civil service, one that delivers policies and services to make its people more healthy, more secure, and better equipped to meet the challenges head on. While several countries in the world already have flexible, decentralized, and user-friendly civil services in place, India’s civil service has been stuck with a civil service that is rigid, hierarchical, centralized, and process-driven. This book presents a range of initiatives aimed at he ... More

Keywords: India, twenty-first century, civil service, bureaucracy, reforms, performance, risk management, civil service law, accountability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198068662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.K. Das, author
Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore