The Higher Civil Service during British Rule

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195683769
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080373 | DOI:
The Higher Civil Service during British Rule

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This chapter examines the structure of higher civil service in India during British rule. Though the employees of the East India Company were called civil servants they were actually traders. When East India Company acquired administrative duties in 1765, India Governor-General Lord Cornwallis reorganized and prohibited civil servants from engaging in trade and receiving presents. During this period, the higher civil service was known as the Covenanted Civil Service.

Keywords: civil service; India; British rule; East India Company; civil servants; traders; Lord Cornwallis

Chapter.  8179 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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