The Civil Service System in Bhutan
This chapter presents an overview of the often-idealized country of Bhutan, the evolution of its civil service system and the role and functions of the Royal Service Commission today. It outlines the bureaucratic culture and challenges the civil service faces as the country’s traditional society and political system undergo change. A key argument is that the main reasons for the weakness of the civil service have not been properly articulated and diagnosed. Barring this, the government’s initiatives to strengthen the civil service as an apolitical body capable of initiating robust policies, regulations, and efficient systems will fail.
KeywordsBhutan’s Civil Service Royal Bhutan’s Civil Service Commission Administrative culture, etc.
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