This visionary and thought-provoking study is a must read for political leaders, policymakers, business executives, and leaders of civic society interested in India's long-term development. It presents a much needed longer term vision of Indian society and economy within which today's policy debates and actions must be anchored. The volume presents a persuasive case that if India succeeds in sustaining its recent economic success over the longer term (as many East Asian economies have done in the past), India can realistically aspire to become an affluent society within one generation. The study is being released just as the new Indian government is taking office in a political environment that presents a truly unique opportunity to put India into a longer term sustained growth trajectory with financial stability.
Chapter 13: Governance and Administrative Reforms: Reforming the Public Administration and Civil Service
Governance and Administrative Reforms: Reforming the Public Administration and Civil Service
Importance of Governance and Administrative Reforms
In the past two decades, the world has witnessed tumultuous changes in the economic arena and in global expectations. Many countries have learned that unregulated markets can play havoc with the domestic and global economy and more importantly, that the state also matters and that it cannot abdicate critical responsibilities to the market. Each country must choose not only its role in this new world economic order but also its goals, developing a blueprint of where it wants to be some decades into the future. While the blueprint must be developed by the ...