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Where is the Cotton for the Buffer Stock

January 20, 1968 more discriminating and choose only the specific and substantive allegations for redress. Moreover, administrative reform implies reform of the entire fabric and structure of the governmental machinery which comes into direct contact with the public. Success in changing the complex structure of a society in accordance with a Plan, and in increasing productivity at the village and taluka or tehsil, depends largely on the efficiency with which the lower echelons of the administration function. The image of the nation in the minds of millions of farmers, petty traders and consumers is influenced and moulded by the smaller officials engaged in field administration. Unless the structure of administration at the level of the district and its constituent units, viz, taluka or tehsil, is overhauled to suit the requirements of a fast-growing complex community, we need have no illusions about the coming social order. Reforms confined to a few ministries and secretariats do not have any practical significance. Men of the Indian Administrative Service and its allied services have received much attention in the past decade as regards training opportunities and facilities; but men at the levels of the talukas or tehsils have remained in a state of dry rot. A purposeful administrative reform must proceed from the lowest rung of the administrative hierarchy. A top-heavy and bottom-loose structure of administration is unlikely to provide a solid base for a welfare state.

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