book review group 12 presents its review on n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
BOOK REVIEW GROUP-12 presents its review on PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
BOOK REVIEW GROUP-12 presents its review on

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 12

BOOK REVIEW GROUP-12 presents its review on - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

BOOK REVIEW GROUP-12 presents its review on. THE AUTHOR MR. S.K.DAS. He is a 1970 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre. He occupied many senior administrative posts under Karnataka Govt. and Central Govt.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'BOOK REVIEW GROUP-12 presents its review on' - ghalib

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
the author mr s k das


He is a 1970 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

He occupied many senior administrative posts under Karnataka Govt. and Central Govt.

He has written various books on civil service reforms such as Civil Service Reform and Structural adjustment(1998), Bureaucracy and Corruption in India(2001).

overview of the book content
Overview of the Book Content

The author talks about the subject in following 5 parts:-

  • Civil service that we have today in India.
  • Institutional framework for reforms.
  • Organizational framework.
  • Legal and ethical framework.
  • The challenge of reforming India’s civil service is substantial and urgent.
  • India is the 2nd fastest growing economy and the 2nd most populous country of the world, only next to China.
  • At this juncture , India is not only competing with other countries in cutting-edge economic sphere but also in respect of its imperative modern governance structures.
  • It highlights about the need for modern civil service, which should adopt the best practices of governance and administration prevalent in better doing states.
  • It provides a comparative study about the modern reform experiences of countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the UK.
  • It also highlights the legislative, administrative, and procedural changes necessary to build a high performing civil service.
  • Present day functioning of civil service of India is 18th century British legacy .
  • It requires immediate change from Process driven bureaucracy to result oriented civil service.
  • Incongruence gap between policy formulation and its implementation.
  • Civil service reform has become imperative to excel in 21st competing world in all aspects of development.
  • There is need to implement the recommendations to reform civil service functioning given by 2nd ARC and other commissions and committees constituted for the same purpose.
  • There is a need to epitomize the best practices of civil service form countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, UK etc..
  • There is a need of separation of policy formulation and policy implementation to make an effective and efficient civil service.
  • It also highlights the reform in recruitment process of civil servants.
  • Political pressure on functioning of civil servants.
  • Need to strengthen the domain competency.

Positive aspects

  • It talks about the reform to transform archaic civil service to a modern civil service.
  • Suggestions for simplifying the complex decision making process in civil services
  • Establishment of dedicated separate executive agencies to implement the policy to enforce accountability.

Positive aspects

  • This book is a reflection on the current structure of civil services in India.
  • It tries to explain the reasons for inefficiency in the Indian civil services.
  • The author suggests various measures to rectify these flaws.

Negative Aspects

  • It concerns with IAS for the most part.
  • Lots of information and appears like a government report.
  • Parallels drawn from other countries’ that might not suit in Indian context.
          • CBDT and Dept of inland revenues .
          • DMRC and Executive agency model.
          • Performance management in UK and India.
  • It is suited only for a specific set of readers.


The book gives civil service reforms in detail.

It is recommended for civil service aspirants.

It provides detailed insight into the structure and processes of civil services.

It is an eye opening book for top civil servants.

It also suggests improvement in recruitment process to induct quality entrants in civil service.

  • Sri Rahil Gupta
  • Sri RavikiranTirumala
  • Ms. PoojaRani
  • Sri Himanshu
  • Sri GajendraSoni
  • Sri Akashdeep
  • Sri R. Murugan
  • Jitendra Kumar Tiwari
  • Ms. Vaanathi M.M.
  • Sri ZalaDipakbhaiChimanbhai
  • Ms. AnilaKumari T.