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The Role and Importance of the Higher Civil Service

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195683769
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080373 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.003.0001
The Role and Importance of the Higher Civil Service

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This chapter examines the role and importance of the higher civil service in India. Civil service is the action of the state engaged in implementing its policies and decisions and the accredited adviser of the political executive in policymaking. The nature and variety of challenges that a developing democracy encounters represents great responsibilities for civil service and in India is it not even possible to catalogue all the functions that fall under civil service. The social usefulness of a civil servant does not necessarily end after their retirement because they continued to be appointed as governors, members of commissions and committees or are given other jobs after retirement.

Keywords: civil service; India; policymaking; executive adviser; civil servants

Chapter.  2372 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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