Civil Service Management in India

  • Namrata Singh


Human resource development implies harnessing the available manpower to the best of its potential and for its optimal utilization. One of the greatest challenges for governments in South Asia today is to develop human resources effectively. Because of their unique historical, social, political, and economic situations, these countries have a complicated trajectory of human resource development. Indian Civil Service management and its growth offer the best exposition of this complexity. The chapter traces the trajectory of civil service resource development in India, its underpinnings and the changes mandated due to the changing character of post-modern administration, governance, and public-service delivery in a globalized, technology-driven world.


Indian Civil Service Colonial Post Independence Governance reform 


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  • Namrata Singh
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMiranda House, University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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