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Chief Recruitment Agency 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/9780195683769.003.0007
Chief Recruitment Agency in India

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This chapter examines the role of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as the chief recruitment agency for the civil service sector in India. It discusses the history of the UPSC and evaluates the influence of the Northcote-Trevelyan Report, the Simon Commission Report, and the Government of India Act 1935 on personnel recruitment. It explains that though the UPSC is a recommendatory body it is required to point out the non-acceptance of its recommendations by the government and suggests that though recommendatory in nature, it commanded the full esteem of the executive in the earlier years of the Republic.

Keywords: UPSC; personnel recruitment; civil service; India; Northcote-Trevelyan Report; Simon Commission Report; Government of India Act

Chapter.  5277 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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