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:

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This book argues that India must build a civil service for the twenty-first century to go with its growing competitiveness in the world stage. A modern, world-class civil service will improve India’s governance. Globalization has made it imperative for countries to be competitive across the board. There are some recent developments that are encouraging, including the enactment of the Right to Information Act in June 2005 and the emergence of social audits. A recent study by Daniel Markey, ‘Developing India’s Foreign Policy Software’ suggests that India should reform its foreign service in order to compete with the world’s superpowers. This finding is relevant in the context of instituting reforms in the civil service.

Keywords: India; civil service; reforms; globalization; Right to Information Act; social audits; foreign service

Chapter.  1366 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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