Nature of the Indian bureaucracy: A study of the J&K governing system
Dr. Humera Yaqoob
In the midst of these changing times, where the world has witnessed upheavals in the domains of economy and polity, how far have the bureaucracies been affected? Not much really, when we take India into consideration. Does it imply that this part of the world is almost non-existent on the globe and hence, the stagnant, static bureaucracies. But the facts are quite contrary..... India is a fast growing power and hence a vital spot on the globe, a seat of great economic and political advancements. Only the developmental bureaucracy poses a big question. Almost no change can be seen there. The quintessential of Indian bureaucracy, even in this modern era, only implies administration (of power). Exactly the same applies to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Public seems to have started asking questions and justifying the status quo is becoming difficult with each passing day. Through this paper, the essentials of Indian bureaucracy can be reflected upon, along with the idiosyncrasies that can be done away with and should have been done away with, long back, by studying the administrative and governing system in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.