S. K. Das

in Public Office, Private Interest

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195653823
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081561 | DOI:

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This chapter explains how the new public management model can help solve the corruption problem in the India civil services. This new paradigm can help solve the problem of including politics in the system of administration so that there is popular participation in government, and yet, exclude politics so that it does not use the administration as a means to its ends. This model deliberately separates the roles and functions of both politicians and civil servants. The only participation of politicians is in determining what outputs shall be included in the annual performance agreement so that the outcome or the desired social goals can be achieved. This chapter identifies the potential barriers to the implementation of this new paradigm in the Indian civil service.

Keywords: public management model; new paradigm; problem of corruption; civil service; India; participation of politicians; performance agreement; social goals

Chapter.  7023 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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