Is the Indian Bureaucracy the Greatest Impediment to Progress in 2021?

  • Megha Sachan
  • Show Author Details
  • Megha Sachan

    B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Graduate in India

  • img Download Full Paper


The Civil Services are one of the most important cog in the machinery of the Indian ‘system’. In a country full of extreme diversity and social-cultural variations, the civil services, right from old times, have managed to maintain order within chaos. As the nature of politics and organisation of society and government changed over several years, it became imminent for the bureaucracy to reinvent itself as well. This reinvention was, in India’s case, in the hands of the democratic government – the same that granted the bureaucracy protection through Constitutional provisions when India became an independent nation. This study is particularly based upon the Second Administrative Reforms Commission Reports and looks into recommendations in the area of autonomy, accountability, tenures and training for the civil services. This study will provide avenues for delving further into the politics of the reformation process, and what are the possible influencing factors.


Research Paper


International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3626 - 3669


Creative Commons

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) (, which permits remixing, adapting, and building upon the work for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.


Copyright © IJLMH 2021