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A Profile of the Public Service of India

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management

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Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these reissued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.

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Decentralisation and People's Participation

The Indian Constitution has a federal character with a distinct unitary bias. This was a conscious decision to ensure the unity and integrity of a heterogeneous country with multiple languages, religions and ethnic groups. The Constitution provides for multi-level governance, with both the central and state governments having their own executive, legislature and judiciary and exercising powers according to a division and lists mandated in the Constitution.

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