Why Civil Service Reforms fail? – A Case of Nepal

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  • Rabindra K. Shakya independent consultant on issues of administration and development

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Civil service, Democratic practics, Nepal

Abstract

A number of civil service reform commissions have been constituted and recommendations made for strengthening Nepal Civil Service. Despite five decades of experiments with democratic practices, the behavior and mind-set of politicians and bureaucrats have not changed significantly to introduce civil service reforms on a result-oriented basis. The success of any civil service reform hinges on the political as well as bureaucratic will and commitment, and the utilization of reform in context is crucial for its success. This paper explores the main reasons why civil service reform in Nepal fails and suggests creating preconditions for its own success.

Key Words: Civil service; Democratic practics; Nepal

Administration and Management Review Volume 21, No. 2, 2009 Page: 40-63

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Rabindra K. Shakya, independent consultant on issues of administration and development

The author is former senior civil servant of the government. Currently, he serves as an independent consultant on issues of administration and development

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Shakya, R. K. (2010). Why Civil Service Reforms fail? – A Case of Nepal. Administration and Management Review, 21(2), 40–63. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/AMR/article/view/3046

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