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The Environment of the Civil Service in India

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/9780195683769.003.0002
The Environment of the Civil Service in India

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This chapter examines the environment in which the civil service in Indian functions. It describes the socio-cultural, economic, political, and psychological dimensions of civil service. It investigates the socio-economic background of higher civil servants and highlights the inclusion of civil service in the constitution. It explains that the Indian constitution guarantees security of tenure to public servants, recognizes the all-India services, and even lays down the procedure for creation of new ones.

Keywords: civil service; India; civil servants; constitution; security of tenure; all-India services

Chapter.  4027 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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