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Report of Reforms Enquiry Committee 1924

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Appendix No. 5 te the
Report of the
Reforms Enquirv 4 Committee
1924
(Wetter Evidence) TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Memorandum by M. R. Rye. K. Rumba Younger Ad., M.L.A.
Siemorandum by Mr. C. R. Reddy, bl.L.C., hydras . . .. .. 2. Memormdum.by Sir K. V. Rcddy. ez-Minister, Madm
Memorandum by 3f. R. Ry. Rao Bahadur Bf. C. Rsjn, Honorary Secretnry,

10. Memorandum by Mr. A. S. Surre, 3I.L.C.. Bombay . ,
11. Memorandum by Xr. R. G. Pr: rdhne, X.L.C… Coition
12. Memorandum by Mr. P. R. Clinked. Beguile
13: Memorandum by Mr. B. G. Empire’s. Bombay . … ..
14. Memorandum of the Docent Saba. Prom . … ..
15. Memorandum of the Bombay Branch of the Xatione1IIorr.e Hullo I.e.:gue.
18. Memorandum of the Bombay Presidency A3ssociation. . ~ .. -.
17. Letter from the General Recertify. All-India Trade Oilier

More this they cast a legitimate doubt on our fitness for nationalitp End self-gqvcuunent. The European Press, past mnster in the arts of propaganda and diplomacy, has exploited tlie situation- in two ways. Firstly by mfluencing communal jealousies and vtmities and encouraging them t o ask tor special representation or other protection ; and secondly by turning round and declaring that these very things that it served to bring into unholy prominence, are the real obstacles in the path of Indian Home Rule, and taunting us with our inability to remove them. Seeing that Government and Europeans are not a disinterested party, it would be impossible t o conccde that non-commulism should precede Home Rde. As nbn-communnlism prevails, Home Rule will prevail ; equally true -would it be t o say that as Home Rule prevail, non-communalism will prevail also. For every country with self-government has to provide for interests which far transcend communal greeds in scope and importance. It has to provide for defence, an army, navy and so on ; modern war and modern economics go together ; and industry, commerce and science and applied science must engage the attention of Government and people to a degree inconceivable .in thisage of official jobs and favours. And when you are intent on building the nation’s strength motives stronger than communalism will naturally come into effective operation.
Bombay Governtnent. : –
Sir Chimanlal’s evidence demands in tlic first. instance an empliiitic
protest against his publication of his statement witliout previous rcferciict!
to .the written records of the Bombay Government. Sir Chimanlal seeins
to have overlooked the oath which he took on assuming the ofice of ?ILcmbcr
of Council which was i n tlie following words ” I will not directly or in-
directly communicate to any person any matter which sliall become known
to me as a Member of tlie Executive c’ouiicil except as niay be required for
the due discharge of my duty iis such or as mil?. be speciiilly perinitted
by the Governor." The grave impropriety of cnmniunicat in: siicli a state-
ment to a representative of the Associated Press seems to have entirely
escaped him as likewise tlie serious prej udim to liis foruicr colleague.; in
the Bombay Government.
2. Sir Chimiinlal opened his statement by tlie remark in paragraph 1
that " dyarcliy was the best solution for the transition pcriod " and pro-
ceeded to remiirk in piragriiplis 2 to G on the political siiuation of tiic tiiiic
wliidi seemed to him from the -start to prvjutlice- a favo!!rably trial of the
scI1emS. Tile remarks however fiiilcd to tiilic a sufficicmtli wide. vicq of
the situ’ation. . A t te confcrvnce . iu Novciiilicr in fioiiiii;ry it is

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August 1st, 2012 at 10:52 am

Report of Satish Chandra Committee on Civil Services Examination

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This is full text of the report of Satish Chandra Committee (1989), 692 pages in original . This may not be fully legible due to an error in the old copy of the report but should still be useful for anyone wanting to study the changes it suggested in UPSC CSE examination. If you badly need the report, do mail us and we may be able to help.

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CONTENTS  i-vii 
Preface   viii-xiv 
CHISPTER-1  Introduction and brief history of the Competitive Examinations for recr!.iitment to all India and Central Services.  1-17 
Higher Civil  Services in  Indi3.  2-4 
Scheme of Separate Ccmpetitive Examination in the pre bothari Sysrem ot CAS stc. Ezamination.  4-53 
Cvrrent scheme of the Civil Services examination introduced from 1979 on the recommendationr of the kottiari Commi ttee.  8-12 

 

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February 27th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Report of The Committee to Review In- service Training of The IAS officers

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Introduction

The Committee to Review in-service training of the IAS officers was set up in September 2001 and it submitted its Report in August 2003. The Committee consisted of seven members, all civil servants, all except one belonging to the IAS, some retired, others serving. The Committee’s chairman was B. N. Yugandhar, a former member of the IAS, and who was at one time the Director of the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussorie. Incidentally, the committees set up since the nineties of the last century are all getting manned by civil servants with little representation from the outside public life of India . They mostly functioned like internal reflection groups.

Summary

The Committee’s terms of reference were to examine the efficiency of the existing in-service training programmes for members of the IAS and make recommendations taking into account the problems faced in the present manner of implementation and also the recommendations of previous committees set up for the purpose. The mandate given to the Yugandher Committee was thus severely limited: the Report claims purely local temporary interest.

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February 27th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Surender Nath’s Committee Report

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Introduction

The twenty-first century is marked by new paradigms of market capitalism, liberalisation and globalisation demanding a new role for the country’s Civil Service created for traditional functions and steeped into Permit-Quota-Raj pattern system of governance. The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) constituted a Group, in December 2002, under the Chairmanship of Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder Nath, former Chairman of the UPSC, to review and make recommendations with regard to the present systems of performance appraisal, promotions and lateral movement in respect of the All India Services and other Group A Services.

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February 5th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Committee on Civil Service Reforms

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Introduction

The Fifth Central Pay Commission, 1997 had considerably raised the emolument structure in the Civil Service wanting it at the same time to become more productive, accountable and ethical. The latter objective was not achieved. On the contrary, the popular image of the nation’s Civil Service was becoming poorer. The Government of India wanted to improve the health of the Civil Service by its several interventions in the last decade or so. In 2001, it set up the K.P. Geethakrishnan Expenditure Reforms Commission, which made detailed recommendations to reduce public expenditure. In August 2000, the Civil Service Examination Review Committee was set up to suggest improvement in the examination system of the higher civil servants even though this scrutiny was initiated, independently of the executive by the Union Public Service Commission as part of its regular exercise. In 2003 the Surender Nath Committee was launched to suggest reforms in the system of performance appraisal, promotion, empanelment and placement of the higher civil servants in India . Around the some time, the B.N. Yugandhar Committee was set up to suggest appropriate in-service training to the members of the All-India services at different stages of their service careers. It is this background against which Committee of Civil Service Reforms appointed in February 2004 and mandated to submit its report within a period of six months. Matters like examination system for higher Civil Service, in-service training and performance appraised have been already examined by the above mentioned committees. The Civil Service Reforms Committee was more open ended and subsumed the earlier reports. The Committee consisted of 15 members including its chairman and the member secretary. It was a Committee exclusively of civil servants, either serving or retired. Its chairman was P.C. Hota, a retired member of the Indian Administrative Service.

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February 5th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Government of India, Secretariat Procedure Committee

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Introduction

A move towards federation was first initiated though not formally, under the Government of India Act, 1919. This for the first time in India’s administrative history conferred definite responsibility in certain subjects on the provinces, the subjects being education, public health, local self Government, roads and buildings, agriculture, animal husbandry, cooperative societies etc. Hitherto, the Central Government was really the Government of the Governments in India. The Government of India Act, 1919 visualised a vertical division of responsibility between the central Government and the provinces. To prepare itself effectively for the new pattern of relationship with the provinces, the Government of India appointed on 12 September 1919, the Government of India Secretariat Procedure Committee under the presidentship of H.L Lewellyn Smith. Its other members were W.M Hailey, R.L.B Gall and R.L Watson, A.C Mcwatters being its Secretary. The Committee submitted its report on 20 December 1919 in less than three months.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 am

The Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms

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Introduction

War is a great catalyst in the society; its tremors are not restricted to the battlefields only. Its impact is profound and far-reaching. The First Great War (1914-18) in the winning of which India, though still a British Colony, played a significant role that intensified India’s national movement for independence to which Great Britain responded by enunciating the goal of responsible Government. The Secretary of State for India made the following announcement in the House of Commons on 20 August 1917: “the policy of this Majesty’s Government with which the Government of India are in complete accord, is that of the increasing association of Indian in every branch of the administration with a view to the progressive realization of responsible Government in India as an integral part of the British Empire”. This was a historic announcement by the colonial power marking ‘the end of one epoch and the beginning of the new one’ to quote the Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms, 1918. This proclamation was echoed in the Government of India Act, 1919, which marked a move towards the establishment of responsible Government in India by stages. A beginning was made at the provincial level and here too in half of administration – that half which was dealing with, what Montague Chelmsford Report called, ‘nation-building activities’ (read, development). In other words, ‘responsible Government was to be introduced (with suitable checks) in the provinces in that sector of administration dealing with development subjects like education, cooperatives, agriculture, animal husbandry, local self Government, public health etc.’ Indians would be entering the provincial level of administration in the developmental sector, the other half dealing with ‘reserved’ subject like law and order remaining solely with the Governor. Indian leadership would best know the felt needs of the people and thus the programmes and the schemes of development are bound to be more meaningful and realistic. As the leadership traditionally lacks administrative experiences, they were being basically political agitators who were liable to make mistakes. But the effects of such mistake would be localized and moreover they would learn from their mistakes and would be ready for larger responsibilities.

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January 28th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Royal Commission on the Public Service in India

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Introduction

A comprehensive examination of India’s Civil Service system was undertaken in 1912 when the British Government in London appointed what was called the Royal Commission on the Public Services in India Competitive examination for public recruitment. This was introduced in India in 1854 giving birth to a new Civil Service in the country. The patronage-based Civil Service was replaced by merit-based recruitment. There was thus no fresh addition to Haileyburians (as they were called) and thus both the streams co-existed: – The Haileyburians and the ‘Competition Wallas’ until the last Haileyburian retired from the service. The Royal Commission on the Public Services in India was set up in 1912 to examine the methods of recruitment to the Indian Civil Service and other Civil Service, imperial and provincial and conditions of service, salary, leave and pension. The Royal Commission was also to look into the employment of Indians in the Civil Service. The Royal Commission comprised of 12 members including the Chairman John Poynder, Baron Islington. Nine members including its Chairman were British while the remaining three were Indian. The Indian members were Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahadev Chaubal and Abdur Rahim. The Report is in twenty volumes. Volume one contains main report, volume two to volume nine contain the evidence relating to the Indian and provincial Civil Service taken in India in each of the nine provides in which made up British India and great Britain volumes XII to XX contain the evidence taken in regard to other service and department. The evidence in volume II to XI record processes accepted for the remaining volumes.

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The Government’s of India Clerks’ Salaries Committee

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Introduction

Discontentment on the part of personnel in an organization is gravely injurious to its image and productivity. To this end conscious efforts are made to monitor and redress the employee grievances. The Government of India has shown its concern for this problem by the appointment of Pay Commission from time to time.

Summary

The Government of India appointed, in July 1908, a Committee, to investigate the complaints of the clerical personnel working in the secretariat to find out if the prevalent scales of pay were found insufficient to attract and retain man possessing the requisite qualifications and to suggest suitable measures for remedying the position. This Committee, known as the Government of India Clerks’ Salaries Committee, had as its members J.S. Meston, G.B.H. Fell, H. Hudson, H.N. Heseltine, Sarat Chandra Banerjee, Maula Bakhsh and C.W. Caston, the first named being its Chairman. The Committee submitted its report in December of the same year.

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The Royal Commission upon Decentralization

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Introduction

In India the Provinces came into existence first and the Central Government came much later. What was then known as the Supreme Government could emerge only under the Regulating Act of 1773. Following the transfer of power of governance from the East India Company to the Crown in 1858, the power and functions of the Central Government in India began to expand steadily making the provinces more and more dependent on it. Governmental administration was becoming growingly centralized. Centralisation touched new heights under Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India during 1894-1904 and 1904-05. Departments after department, service after service was over-hauled. Principles were executed and standards were set causing excessive concentration of authority in the hands of Central Government. The Central Government had imposed detailed financial and administrative restrictions on the provinces, which fettered them in their plans of individual development. As a result, administrative behaviour got marked by loss of touch between officials and the people.

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