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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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(p.193) CHAPTER 14 Promotion
Public Administration in India

S.R. Maheshwari

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the career promotion of civil servants in India. The civil service in India falls into four classes and the highest category of functionaries include the all-India services and the higher central services. India observes the rank-in-man method of job classification and civil servants always start their career at the bottom level and move upward with the passage of time. The prospects for promotion are determined by the rules, regulations, and operating practices governing of the employee’s service career.

Keywords:   career promotion, civil service, India, all-India services, central services, job classification, bureaucracy

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