The Transfer Raj: Indian Civil Servants on the Move

  title={The Transfer Raj: Indian Civil Servants on the Move},
  author={Dan Banik},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
  • Dan Banik
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Political Science
  • The European Journal of Development Research
Civil servants belonging to India's elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS) are subject to rapid transfers from their posts. This article begins by providing a brief overview of the civil services in India and asks what, if any, are the differences in stability of tenure of IAS officers serving at the Centre in comparison to those in the States. What are the main reasons behind rapid transfers? The high rate of IAS mobility could presumably also have adverse effects on the performance… 
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