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S.R. Maheshwari

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195683769

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683769.001.0001

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The Establishment Officer in the Government of India

The Establishment Officer in the Government of India

(p.97) CHAPTER 9 The Establishment Officer in the Government of India
Public Administration in India

S.R. Maheshwari

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of the Establishment Officer to the Government of India (EO) in personnel management in the civil service sector in India. The EO is a functionary unique to the Indian subcontinent and is one of the administrative creations of British colonial rule in India. It provides a vital institutional link in the recruitment and selection of managerial level personnel and is responsible for creating harmony between the two levels of government in the federal system.

Keywords:   EO, Maxwell Committee, personnel management, civil service, independent India, colonial rule, managerial recruitment, federal system

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