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  • Contents
  • Subject index

The book for the first time offers a comprehensive and contemporary account of the state of civil services in South Asia countries. It brings together experiences of former senior bureaucrats and critics from India and other SAARC nations to affirm the state of civil service and the need for reforms.

While there have been studies describing the character, structure and the progress of the administrative systems in South Asia, there is no comprehensive account on the region's present bureaucracy. This book attempts to bridge that gap through 15 insightful chapters by experts and experienced bureaucrats. There is a general introduction too by the editor. The chapters have been divided thematically into four parts. The first two parts discuss the present state of civil service in India ...

Case Studies
Case studies

We have provided here some important case studies to illustrate how the civil service system in the region is functioning from the experiences narrated by those who were deeply involved in the system as heads of service commissions and senior civil servants of India.

Civil servants in India are endowed with wide knowledge through their broad experience achieved working at different levels and conditions. Thus, they are distinctly different from some of their counterparts in other countries. There are officers who are committed and creative in their approach to implement new ideas in their job. Some of them have recorded their experiences in relation to such experiments and a few have shared their familiarity with the system with us. As mentioned in the ...

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