ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Right Place for DGTD

Right Place for DGTD MERE concern with corruption in administration seldom leads to corrective action or to re-appraisal of policies and systems. The San- thanam Committee report spawned only further study teams to look into the working of the principal control organisations (steel, cotton manufactures, technical development and import control) and suggest measures to rationalise their operations. As they tackled their respective jobs, the teams found that they could not keep away from policy questions and recommendations, which goes to show that administrative efficiency and integrity are not independent of the objectives of policy and the clarity of policy directives. There is, of course, considerable room for rationalising the internal mechanics of control organisations, all of which seem to have got clogged with avoidable routine, made worse by extraneous pressures. Given the rule of treating almost every case "on merits", it is not surprising that administrative bottlenecks have proved as enduring and pernicious as physical shortages.

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