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How Can Credibility Be Restored?

Gujarat: A Civil Service Failure

The principal reason for administrative and police failure is the growing power that politicians, and ministers in particular, have assumed over civil and police officers directly and indirectly through encouragement and tolerance of inefficiency and misconduct, and by the means of punitive transfers of officials if they act against misbehaving politicians. If the horrific events of the recent past in Gujarat are to be prevented, a sense of the responsibilities under the law should be restored among officials of the state.

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