In India, almost all retiring or retired civil servants are offered some post-retirement position in the government. A post-retirement job is usually offered as a blandishment, a practice with serious implications. In particular, it undermines the autonomy of the institution to which a retired/retiring civil servant is assigned. Providing post-retirement placements to civil servants is a pernicious practice that can destroy the moral fibre of the civil service. This chapter looks at institutions in India where a retired/retiring civil servant may find a new job, namely, regulatory commissions, information commissions, and administrative tribunals. Information commissions have been set up as independent appellate authorities with the enactment of the Right to Information Act.
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