The Specialists in the Higher Civil Service

S.R. Maheshwari

in Public Administration in India

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

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This chapter examines the so-called specialists in the Indian Civil Service (ICS). The civil service in India has been a generalist one before it was challenged with the passage of the Government of India of 1919 which transferred the responsibilities for nation-building activities to popularly elected ministers. The increased induction of the specialists in public administration brought to the fore the problem of the generalist-specialist relationship in the civil service.

Keywords: ICS; civil service; Macaulay Report on Indian Civil Service, 1853; specialists; Government of India Act; ministers; nation-building activities; public administration

Chapter.  2293 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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