gfiles magazine

August 12, 2016

Melting the Steel Frame

India’s essential feature of democratic set-up includes a permanent bureaucracy which has come to be known as the Steel Frame. This Steel Frame is essentially a colonial bureaucratic set up of Imperial Civil Service (ICS), later renamed as Indian Administrative Service. The elite group of bureaucracy that was ICS transformed into the Indian Administrative Service with a change in mandate aimed at development of the nascent nation.

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