The Central Personnel Agency

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195683769
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080373 | DOI:
The Central Personnel Agency

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This chapter examines the management of civil service personnel in India. It discusses the setting up of the Central Public Service Commission (CPSC) in 1924 and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (MPPGP) in 1985. It highlights the problems associated with cadre management and the appointment of civil servants to ex-cadre posts. It stresses the need to conduct a review of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) cadres and suggests that individual state governments undertake a cadre review of their own state civil service (PCS) to stop its thoughtless proliferation.

Keywords: civil service; personnel management; India; CPSC; MPPGP; cadre management; ex-cadre posts; IAS

Chapter.  4450 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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