Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia

  • Ishtiaq Jamil
  • Tek Nath Dhakal
  • Narendra Raj Paudel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ishtiaq Jamil, Tek Nath Dhakal, Narendra Raj Paudel
    Pages 1-24
  3. Dhurba Rizal
    Pages 25-48
  4. Sk. Tawfique M. Haque, M. Mahfuzul Haque
    Pages 49-72
  5. Namrata Singh
    Pages 73-97
  6. Shree Krishna Shrestha, Narendra Raj Paudel
    Pages 99-119
  7. I. Renuka Priyantha, W. K. Ranjith Dickwella, Ravindra Gunasekara
    Pages 193-214
  8. Bharat Gautam
    Pages 241-259
  9. Jitendra G. Wasnik
    Pages 261-280
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 325-328

About this book


This book examines public administration in South Asia in the context of rapid changes and modernization of administrative traditions, thoughts, and practices. The existing literature has, however, not given adequate attention to these developments, at least in a single volume. The book describes both the shared administrative traditions of Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and how far they have adapted their administrative systems to respond to contemporary administrative and governance challenges. The book studies how national civil service reforms have been carried out in each member state of South Asia and how the national civil service acts and different regulations are being implemented, as well as what are the critical factors associated with the implementation of national civil service acts and reform measures in the region.

​Ishtiaq Jamil is Associate Professor in the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. 

Tek Nath Dhakal is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. 

Narendra Raj Paudel is Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.        


Bhutanis Civil Service Royal Bhutanis Civil Service Commission Administrative culture Bangladesh Civil Service Professionalism governance Indian civil Service Colonial Governance reform Nepalese Civil service inclusion lateral entry Civil Service reform administrative structure pakistan decentralisation Maldives public service public personnel management politicisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ishtiaq Jamil
    • 1
  • Tek Nath Dhakal
    • 2
  • Narendra Raj Paudel
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Central Department of Public AdministrationTribhuvan UniversityKirtipurNepal
  3. 3.Public Administration Campus, Central Department of Public AdministrationTribhuvan UniversityKirtipurNepal

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