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Darkness at Noon Modernisation of Government

Darkness at Noon: Modernisation of Government Arun Ghosh A VISIT to the room of any secretary to the union government these days is apt to impress you. The private secretary and the personal assistant to the official have at least one electronic typewriter if not two; and many of the officials have personal computers in their room. Indeed, personal computers these days adorn the rooms of the members of the planning commission, though most of them, as also the officials having them, do not know how to use a computer; and even the few that do know how to use a computer, have understandably no time to use them. They are always busy attending meetings, or seeing visitors or clearing urgent files. No really high official has time even to look at a computer. In fact, it would be somewhat silly of such a high official to spend his time on a computer; these should really be used by the junior officers whose task it is to compile, sift and analyse data.

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