Post-retirement Placement


in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780198068662
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080465 | DOI:
Post-retirement Placement

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In India, almost all retiring or retired civil servants are offered some post-retirement position in the government. A post-retirement job is usually offered as a blandishment, a practice with serious implications. In particular, it undermines the autonomy of the institution to which a retired/retiring civil servant is assigned. Providing post-retirement placements to civil servants is a pernicious practice that can destroy the moral fibre of the civil service. This chapter looks at institutions in India where a retired/retiring civil servant may find a new job, namely, regulatory commissions, information commissions, and administrative tribunals. Information commissions have been set up as independent appellate authorities with the enactment of the Right to Information Act.

Keywords: civil servants; regulatory commissions; information commissions; administrative tribunals; Right to Information Act

Chapter.  2873 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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