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Introduction: Understanding Civil Service in South Asia

  • Ishtiaq JamilEmail author
  • Tek Nath Dhakal
  • Narendra Raj Paudel
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Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of the nature and systems of public administration in South Asia. It begins by describing the civil service systems in the region, focusing on how they have developed historically, in some cases from colonial roots, their development through various reforms, and the composition of the civil service organizations. Descriptions are also given of the recruitment process, promotion and career development, and the training of civil servants. The chapter summarizes the reforms that have been proposed, attempted or carried out to streamline the civil service. The chapter also briefly describes local governance systems in South Asia. It concludes by introducing the chapters presented in this book.

Keywords

Civil service Recruitment Promotion Training Administrative reform Local government South Asia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ishtiaq Jamil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tek Nath Dhakal
    • 2
  • Narendra Raj Paudel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Administration and Organization Theory (DAO)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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