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Politician Civil Servant Relationship and Public Administration in India

Author Prof. S. N. Singh, Dr. S. S. Chauhan, Dr. K. K. Srivastava
Year 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 268
ISBN10, ISBN13 8121213576, 9788121213578
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Politician-Civil Servant relationship has been a core area in public administration literature, particularly in the context of parliamentary system of governance. Over the years significant changes have occurred in the relationship spanning a period of more than seven decades in post-independence India. It therefore, needed a peep which could address the key issues in such a relationship as it influences the quality of governance. The political and the permanent wings constitute the basic instrument of the government and administration and a positive relationship is required for a good administrative performance.

The present book is the culmination of a national seminar on the said theme. It covers research based papers from eminent scholars in the field of public administration as well as young social scientists who have added new light to the discussion. It provides a wide ranging issues affecting public administration in India in the context of politician civil servant relationship.

The book runs into around 250 pages. It is hoped the book will interest the students of public administration as well as the public policy makers.


Prof. S. N. Singh (b 1941) Presently Emeritus Professor in the Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow is Secretary and Director of the Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non governmental Organisation based at Lucknow. From 1980-84 Prof S N Singh was with the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoori as Reader in Public Administration on Deputation. His Academic career covers a span of more than four decades in which he has to his credit 19 books already published on important themes of Social Relevance. He has more than 50 papers published in reputed Journals.

Dr. S. S. Chauhan (b 1970) Presently Faculty member in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University is MPA,LL.B,PhD & D.Litt from Lucknow University . He has long academic career spanning over more than two decades, having more than 20 research papers & three books to his credit. Dr. Chauhan has completed two research projects sponsored by the ICSSR, Government of India. He is also associated with Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non-governmental organization based at Lucknow. His active involvement with teaching, research and training has given him deep insight to handle the subjects of social relevance.


Dr. K. K. Srivastava (b 1951) Presently Faculty member in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University is MA, PhD in Public Administration. Dr Srivastava is actively engaged in teaching and research having more than 30 research papers & four books to his credit.


Preface ........................................................................................................ 9
Acknowledgement ..................................................................................... 11
About the Contributors ............................................................................ 13
Introduction .............................................................................................. 15
• Constitutional Provision in India • The Post-Independence Scenario • Notes.

1. The Changing Paradigm of Politician-Civil Servant Relationship . 25
— Professor P.N. Gautam
• Colonial Rule and First Two Decades after Independence • Formation of  Multiparty Governments in States • Nineteen Months of Emergency • After Emergency to the Beginning of  Era of Liberalisation • From the Era of Liberalisation to the Present Times • Peters’s Models of Politicians and Civil Servants Relationship • Different Categories of Present Civil Servants
• Conclusion • References and Notes.

2. Role of Bureaucracy in Public Policy Making in India . 37
— Shiv Raj Singh
• Conclusion • Notes.

3. Discharge of Delegated Functions . 43
— Ashok Ranjan Basu
• Delegated Legislation as distinguished from Administrative Power • Administrative Action • Ministerial Action • Administrative Instructions • Growth of Delegated Legislation •Classification of Delegated Legislation • Permissible and Impermissible delegation • Delegated Legislation in Britain • Delegated Legislation in United States of America • Delegated  egislation
in India • Forms of Delegation • Procedure for Making of Subordinate/ Delegated Legislation • Control of Delegated Legislation • Judicial Control • Legislative Control • Sub-delegation • Exclusion of Judicial Review • Notes.

4. Changing Paradigm of Governance With Reference to Politician Civil Servant Relationship: An Overview  . 67
— S.K. Chaturvedi  
5. Changing Paradigm of Governance with a Special Focus on Politician Civil Servant Relationship . 73
— Harbans Pathak
• Governance • Good Governance • Minister-Secretary Relationship • Some Cases of Conflict.

6. Politician Civil Servant Relationship: Some Key Issues . 77
— S.K. Singh
• Post Independence India Scenario • Friction Areas • Civil Service Neutrality • Advisory Role of the Civil Servant in Policy Making • Statutory Role of the Civil Servant • Discharge of Delegated Functions by the Civil Servant • Appointment/Recruitment and Placement of the Civil Servant • Postings and Transfers of the Civil Servants • Other Factors Affecting the Relations • Political and Permanent Executive in Governance • Structural Changes • Change in Working Practices • Attitudinal Changes • Collaboration and
Partnership • References.

7. Core Concerns in Indian Civil Service . 95
— S.N. Singh
• Recruitment • Training • The Politician – Civil Servant Relationship • Notes.

8. Issues in Relations Between Politics and Civil Services in India. 105
— U. B. Singh
• Introduction • Civil Service in India: Origin and Characteristics • Changing Political Scenario in India • Changing Public Attitudes • Factors Affecting Relations between Politics and Civil Service • Summing Up • References.

9. Political Neutrality of Civil Servants in India: Multiple Perspectives and Issues . 117
— Abhinav Sharma
• The Concept of Neutrality: Multiple Perspectives • Role Confusion • Issues: Indian Context • Different Historical Role • Different Social Background • Difference in Professional Commitment • Difference in Mental Ability and Outlook • References.

10. Bureaucracy and Democracy . 127
— K.K. Srivastava
• Prelude • Bureaucracy • Bureaucracy Resists Democratic Control • Bureaucracy Compatible with Democracy • Politics/Administration
Dichotomy • Technical Responsibility • An Expanded Role for Citizens • Strengthened Political Supervision • Accountability • References.

11. Politician Civil Servant Relationship: Legacy and Contemporary Concerns . 135
— S.S. Chauhan
• Points of Distinction • Causes of Rift • Political Interference in Administration • Suggestions • References.

12. Politician-Civil Servant Relationship: A Critical Analysis .145
— Nimish Gupta
• Introduction • Constitutional Framework • Areas of Friction • Role of Pay Commission • Lack of Proper Policy • Recommendations • References.

13. India’s Politics and Administration: A Growing Concern . 155
— Noor Fatima Ansari

14. Emerging Concerns about Politicians-Civil Servants’ Relationship . 163
— Stuti Saxena
• Abstract • Introduction • Literature Review: Politicians-Civil Servants’
Relationship • Qualitative Evidence from Online Resources of Department
of Administrative and Public Grievances (DARPG) • Conclusion and Future
Research Pointers • References.

15.  मंत्री-लोकसेवक सम्बन्धः सैद्धांतिक एवं व्यवहारिक प्रचलन (उत्तर प्रदेश के विशेष सन्दर्भ में) 171
नन्दलालभारती, रामजीत
मंत्री -लोकसेवकों के सम्बन्ध को निर्धारित करने वाले तत्व • मंत्री - कसेवकः ऐतिहासिक निर्णय एवं घटनाएं • निष्कर्ष एवं सुझाव • सन्दर्भ।

16.  संसदीय प्रजातन्त्र एवं लोक सेवाएँ चुनौतियाँ सम्भावनाएँ           199
कमलेशगुप्ता, मंजरीदमेले
• प्रजातन्त्र एवं लोक सेवा का सैद्धांतिक परिप्रेक्ष्य • प्रजातन्त्र एवं लोक सेवाः समसामायिक परिप्रेक्ष्य • भारतीय प्रजातन्त्र के मूल आधार • संसदीय प्रजातन्त्र एवं लोक सेवा की चुनौतियाँ • जागरूक जनमत • सहभागी प्रजातन्त्र • बहुदलीय व्यवस्था • राजनीतिक अपराधीकरण • वापस बुलाने का अधिकार • चुनाव प्रक्रिया में पारदर्शिता • दलीय व्यवस्था • राजनीतिक गठबंधन • आदर्श आचार संहिता • संसदीय व्यवस्था में मंत्री लोकसेवक संबंध • मतभेद के सामान्य कारण • प्रशासनिक सुधार ओयोग के सुझाव • चुनौतियाँ व सम्भावनाएँ • फूटनोट।

17.  प्रशासन में मंत्री सचिव सम्बन्धः भारत में एक अध्ययन 225
• सारांश • मंत्री सचिव के बीच सम्बन्ध • निष्कर्ष • मन्त्रिायों के लिए सुझाव • सन्दर्भ सूची।

18.  देश के विकास के लिए राजनेताओं नौकरशाहों  में समन्वय आवश्यक      239
• व्यवहार में सम्बन्ध • परस्पर मतभेद के कारण • सन्दर्भ सूची।

Recommendation of Second ARC on Politician-Civil Servant Relationship . 249
• Constitutional Provisions in India • The Civil Services in Post Independence India • Areas of Friction • The Concept of Neutrality • Advisory Role of Civil Servants in Policy Making • Statutory Role of the Civil Servants • Discharge of Delegated Functions • Appointments/Recruitment to the Civil Services • Postings and Transfers of Civil Servants • Recommendations.

Index . 261

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