The Indian bureaucracy today is an enormously complex system. It consists of the
- All-India services,
- State services,
- Employees of the local governments, and
- Technical and managerial staff running public sector undertakings.
The makers of our Constitution were aware of the importance of the non-partisan and professional bureaucracy. They also wanted the members of the civil services or bureaucracy to be impartially selected on the basis of merit.
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