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Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines an underdeveloped field, the changing nature of public administration in South Asia

  • Explores reforms over a wide variety of case studies: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

  • Investigates the critical factors associated with the implementation of national civil service acts and reform measures in South Asia

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Understanding Civil Service in South Asia

    • Ishtiaq Jamil, Tek Nath Dhakal, Narendra Raj Paudel
    Pages 1-24
  3. The Civil Service System in Bhutan

    • Dhurba Rizal
    Pages 25-48
  4. The Civil Service System of Bangladesh

    • Sk. Tawfique M. Haque, M. Mahfuzul Haque
    Pages 49-72
  5. Civil Service Management in India

    • Namrata Singh
    Pages 73-97
  6. Civil Service Management in Nepal

    • Shree Krishna Shrestha, Narendra Raj Paudel
    Pages 99-119
  7. Public Administration in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Evolution, Trends, and Challenges in Personnel Management

    • I. Renuka Priyantha, W. K. Ranjith Dickwella, Ravindra Gunasekara
    Pages 193-214
  8. Reforms in the Administrative System of Nepal

    • Bharat Gautam
    Pages 241-259
  9. The Local Administrative System in India

    • 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.        

Keywords

  • 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

  • University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

    Ishtiaq Jamil

  • Central Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

    Tek Nath Dhakal

  • Public Administration Campus, Central Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

    Narendra Raj Paudel

About the editors

​Ishtiaq Jamil is 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.     


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-90191-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)