bureuacracy28Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst)

Copyright @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 27 March 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

1. Abstract

In the modern era, most nations are run by two main actors: lawmakers who come to power by public votes and designate bureaucrats. The partnership between politics and administration defines the extent of a country's legitimacy. Bureaucracy should act as a box in which the electorate's needs and wishes are collated, analysed, and translated into measured actions and meaningful policies. However, it is an ideal situation as there are several bad and wrong policies implemented. There is always a peril that looms largely of bureaucracy becoming corrupt, being too assertive or defunct being spineless. This paper analyses the role of bureaucrats of two countries, India and Pakistan and how the various pillars of government have shaped the characters of both countries' bureaucracy and how real is the power of bureaucrats? Historical research is used to demonstrate redemptive analysis, assessment and present state of policy matters... Read more