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Conditions of Service

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/9780195683769.003.0016
Conditions of Service

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This chapter examines the conditions of service for civil servants in India. The conditions of service governing the civil services are determined by the periodically appointed Central Pay Commission (CPC). Civil servants are provided several allowances and benefits including dearness allowance, city compensatory allowance, and leave travel concessions. All these add to the attractiveness of the civil service. However, conditions of service also restrict or prohibit certain activities of civil servants or prescribe standards of conduct related to the nature of their calling because civil society expects from public servants particular standards of integrity, efficiency, and behaviour.

Keywords: conditions of service; civil service; India; CPC; allowances; fringe benefits; standards of conduct; integrity; employer-employee relations; working hours; contract employment

Chapter.  8157 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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