Changing Perspectives of Selection Criteria of Civil Servants in India

  • Dr. Kailas Vasave and Harshada Nandeshwar
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  • Dr. Kailas Vasave

    Assistant Professor at Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur, India

  • Harshada Nandeshwar

    Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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It is being since decades the prominent services of our nation have been under the lens of various political influence ideologies, diversity of culture, and socio-economic background of the nation subject to determining the changes in the selection criteria of the officers right from the prestigious civil services conducted by UPSC till the other competitive exams conducted by the Public Services Commission. It is been seen that there is no clear-cut definition is provided or reference made in regards to what qualities constitute a person to be called as a public servant or a civil servant unless a little reference provided in some legislations. The predominant factors influencing selection of the civil services prior pre-independent era were based on the pleasure of the East India Company followed by various Acts deliberating the same. In the post-independent era the selection criteria although determined by the UPSC dependent on the reservation criteria, age, education qualification, examination pattern, nationality, etc. This paper addresses the chance of further scope of reforms of the pattern of the selection criteria of civil servants starting with the increasing number of candidates provided the same after selection being filtered out subject to four times the number hiring and opportunity provided to those who are motivated and have influx to stand out into the junior ranks irrespective of the power and prestige the various posts offer through a four-year performance, etc. Where the importance must also be given to the reduction of the duration of the recruitment cycle especially in regards to civil services examinations such that preventing the mental and physical health-related troll over the candidates can be cared for. The paper will emphasize various proposed reforms like examinations conducted by UPSC, the increasing corruption, and various other factors in the services impacting the popularity; selection of the officers as civil servants, and maintaining the dignity and integrity of the nation.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 110 - 122


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