A Civil Service Failure: How Can Credibility Be Restored?

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Abstract The principal reason for administrative and police failure is the growing power that politicians, and ministers in particular, have assumed over civil and police officers directly and indirectly through encouragement and tolerance of inefficiency and misconduct, and by the means of punitive transfers of officials if they act against misbehaving politicians. If the horrific events of the recent past in Gujarat are to be prevented, a sense of the responsibilities under the law should be restored among officials of the state.
Publication Title Economic and Political Weekly
Publisher Sameeksha Trust
Publication Date 08/2002
URIs http://www.jstor.org/stable/4412511
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