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Indian civil services need urgent reform: US think tank

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vgane

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Is Indian IAS the most coveted..I guess no..It is a used as a tool by the political establishment..It is mired in corruption too...It is hamstrung by lack of accountability...Reservations is the final death knell of meritocracy in this cadre...It is not easy to reform it..The politicians will not allow it..They want the IAS under their control! Period!

Indian civil services need urgent reform: US think tank

September 03, 2016 09:52

The Indian administrative service, which is hamstrung by political interference and outdated personnel procedures, need urgent reform or risk institutional decline, according to a top US-based thinktank.


"Unfortunately, the IAS is hamstrung by political interference, outdated personnel procedures, and a mixed record on policy implementation, and it is in need of urgent reform," the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said in its report on 'The Indian Administration Service Meets Big Data' released yesterday.


"The Indian government should reshape recruitment and promotion processes, improve performance-based assessment of individual officers, and adopt safeguards that promote accountability while protecting bureaucrats from political meddling," said the report authored by Milan Vaishnav and Saksham Khosla.


In the report running into 50 pages, Carnegie said political interference generates substantial inefficiency: the best officers do not always occupy important positions, while political loyalty offers bureaucrats an alternative path to career success.


"Counter-intuitively, greater political competition does not necessarily lead to better bureaucratic performance," it said.


http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2...s-think-tank/055fe53da9fd7e54d4f8ed5636d924e2
 
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krish44

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Ultimately everything gets traced to politicians.

civil services can reform only if political class reforms.

politicians claim privileges and criminalisation is rampant.

Unless there are reforms covering this class and shutting of those with criminal cases registered from contesting elections and funding is strictly regulated, others

cannot be made to fall in line and be honest.
 
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