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RE: ias training



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Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
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An obvious, if 'heretical', idea is for the polity to scrutinise the UPSC.
Wise men/women will ensure Wise torch-bearers. 

/rao

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Indrajit Barua wrote:

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> the trg. of ias officers warps their minds and makes them think, as u
> rightly put it, to regard the people as the problem and the state as the
> ONLY solution. this is because we adopted the russian modelof training our
> bureaucrats, thanks to Nehru.
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> Your suggestion to hold seminars for ias recruits and hit their minds before
> the warping process starts is an excellent idea -- but this alone may not be
> enough.
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> Can we have more ideas from those at IPI?
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> >Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 21:35:24 -0800 (PST)
> >From: Sauvik Chakraverti <sauvikc@yahoo.com>
> >To: debate@indiapolicy.org
> >Subject: ias training
> >Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
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> >re: training of the ias
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> >they have been trained (and examinmed)in "knowledge'
> >that is viewed with extreme suspicion today. they have
> >been trained to see the people as the problem and the
> >state (themselves) as the solution.
> >this must change.
> >modern public administration begins with public choice
> >theory which begins by teaching the theory of the
> >budget-maximising bureaucrat: niskanen's theory. ias
> >officers, if trained to see themselves as the cause of
> >big budget deficits and the diversion of public money
> >from private goods to public goods will be forced to
> >reform themselves.
> >the beginning must be made by reforming their minds.
> >i strongly suggest that, for a beginning, the centre
> >for civil society should be asked to conduct one of
> >its liberty and society seminars in the lbs national
> >academy of administration. sanjeev sabhlok has been
> >asked by me to recommend this to the lbsnaa.
> >we can tailor the seminar to suit young ias recruits.
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