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

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Decline of Technical-Professional Cadres-Seeds of Current Unrest

Decline of Technical-Professional Cadres Seeds of Current Unrest B M The key issue in the nationwide teachers' strike and in the earlier strikes and agitations by other professional groups, such as doctors, is that of the status of professionals in the scheme of things at the present stage of development of the Indian economy and society When development planning was launched in the country it was assumed that in course of time the technical and professional cadres would overshadow the generalist administrators. But now when the political authority is anxious to dilute the role of the state in the development process and to strengthen instead its administrative and security functions, it is inevitable that the technical-professional cadres should be expected to play second fiddle to the bureaucrats.

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