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The Establishment Officer in the Government of 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/9780195683769.003.0009
The Establishment Officer in the Government of India

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This chapter examines the role of the Establishment Officer to the Government of India (EO) in personnel management in the civil service sector in India. The EO is a functionary unique to the Indian subcontinent and is one of the administrative creations of British colonial rule in India. It provides a vital institutional link in the recruitment and selection of managerial level personnel and is responsible for creating harmony between the two levels of government in the federal system.

Keywords: EO; Maxwell Committee; personnel management; civil service; independent India; colonial rule; managerial recruitment; federal system

Chapter.  4232 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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