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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 ...

Chapter 9: Comparative Study of Service Commissions in SAARC Nations: Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives

Comparative Study of Service Commissions in SAARC Nations: Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives
Comparative study of service commissions in SAARC nations: Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives
D.Francis*

The SAARC region has different styles of government that represent a democracy, a dictatorial system, a military junta rule and anarchy at different stages in some of the countries. However, there are countries that have stable governments as per the constitutional mandate with administrative structures that are exemplary in the world. We have selected here five countries in the region that are typical in their governance and growth of civil service systems. The previous chapters have provided the system of civil services in relatively stable and democratic governments. The present five countries have distinct characters that ...

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