The Higher Civil Service since Independence

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 since Independence

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This chapter examines the structure and evolution of higher civil service in India since independence. With the exit of the British from India in 1947, the highly restricted objectives of governance ceased to be either valid or sufficient in themselves. India promulgated a new constitution in 1950 with manifest administrative elaborations and concerns. And to meet growing demands for civil service brought about by socio-economic development, the government continued creating all-India services that by 1971 there were a total of thirty organized services.

Keywords: civil service—classification, changing concerns; India; independence; constitution; socio-economic development; creation of new all-India services; central services

Chapter.  6165 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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