Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Administrative reforms in India: An analytical review
Author(s): Riyaz Ahmad Mir
Abstract: The administration is an instrument of social change. It is essential for preserving civilization, social harmony and most of all for successful planning without a clear, efficient, responsive and sensitive administration. The administration is of pivotal importance in the formation of a welfare state. The Administrative Reforms in India The terms “Administrative Reforms”, “Administrative Change” and “Administrative Reorganization” are used synonymously, although by strict definition, reform would stand for eradication of abuses in the existing system, change would mean modifications to suit ideological or socioeconomic environment, and reorganization would be reconstructing the existing system to suit current needs and new demands. In India, Administrative Reforms signify all these three aspects, Remodelling to suit political change since Independence, change in character and behavior to cope with the new socioeconomic environment and programs for the removal of evils that have crept into the system all behave urgent since independence. Administrative reform is therefore a risk, a gamble, in which the odds are heavily against success because once institutionalized, administrative arrangements tend to stick and old habits die hard. It can take a generation for administrative behavior and values to change appreciably. The paper addresses Historical and New administrative reforms in India.