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Title: Accountability of Civil Servants under Indian Laws: A Critical Analysis
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Law and Justice, Vol. 12 No. 02, September-2021, pp 123 - 139
Authors: Gahlawat, Ekta
Keywords: Civil Servants
Issue Date: Sep-2021
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: The civil servants are accountable to both political-executive and citizens for ensuring transparency and honest policy implementation. The administration in India has acquired a vast power in the name of socio-economic development. Thus, the chances for administrative abuse are more. So, there is need to establish effective institution (Ombudsman) for the efficient working of the administration. This article focuses on the accountability of the civil servants under the Indian laws. First part of this article deals with the introduction of the civil servants. The second part, describes the provisions related to the civil servants under Indian Constitution (Article 308-311). The third part deals with the accountability of civil servants towards public and political-executive. It also describes the relevant recommendation of committees. Fourth, the most important part deals with the mechanisms to control the civil servants so as to prevent the abuse of power under the administration. The fifth part of the article deals with the lacunas which prevent the proper implementation of all these mechanisms. Finally, the article concludes that Lokpal has provided effective implementation of all mechanisms which can help to eradicate the menace of corruption
ISSN: 0976-3570
Appears in Collections:Vol.12 No. 02 (September 2021)

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