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Identification with the Organization

S. K. Das

in Public Office, Private Interest

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195653823
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081561 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653823.003.0008
Identification with the Organization

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This chapter examines organizational identification or the extent to which the civil servants in India identify with the organizations in which they work. There are two categories of civil servants: one is the group of civil servants belonging to the all-India services and the other consisting of civil servants who are recruited to a particular department and who work in the same organization throughout their official career. The analysis reveals that the individual IAS officers no longer identify with the civil service as a collectivity and that the IAS boasts of no self-discipline that could possibly wean its members away from undesirable behaviour. The other category of civil servants experiences a high degree of frustration, and very often, an overwhelming disenchantment with the organization.

Keywords: organizational identification; categories of civil servants; India; all-India service; self-discipline; undesirable behaviour; disenchantment

Chapter.  5230 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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