Dr. S. Prabhu


After Independence  our country followed  the task of nation building through the doctrine of centralized planning. India at that time was a doctrinaire of the state controlled economy. Therefore it opted the concept of mixed economy in which both public and private sector co-existed. The public sector reached the commanding heights of economy and private was strictly under the control of state centralized planning mechanism. The licensing and control had placed great powers in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians. In the year P.V.Narsimha Rao  government was  announced the New Economic Policy by making radical departure  from Nehruvian philosophy and heralding the era of liberalization and free market economy and government  which devalued the rupee and announced far reaching reforms in trade, Industrial and fiscal area. The liberalization and globalization of Indian economy under new economic policy re defined the role of  government and bureaucracy in the form of downsizing or right sizing of the government based on this strength of staff in many departments and some of the  offices were closed . In the context of globalization private sector assume greater importance, therefore our country have to create regulatory bureaucracy on the model of Independent Regulatory Commission of USA. But enough attention is not being paid to this question by the government. Our current bureaucratic system do not have the expertise to undertake the new tasks effectively in the context of liberalization and globalization in Indian public administration in order to give better service delivery.


Nation building, Globalization, Bureaucracy, Downsizing.

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