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Revamping the babudom

Lateral entry of professionals in administrative posts has to be institutionalised for more transparency and efficiency

The Modi government has done a good job of dismantling the transfer-posting raj, streamlining the 32 All-India services, including the IAS, and culling the best available talent. The aim has been to recruit individuals who combine honesty, effici­ency and expertise. It has ended the domination of the IAS; merit has become the driving factor. As a result, officers empanelled for postings in Delhi from

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