The Insider's View: Memoirs of a Public Servant by Javid Chowdhury PDF

By Javid Chowdhury

during this illuminating memoir Javid Chowdhury stocks his different reports over 4 a long time within the IAS: the years in education whilst he imbibed the service’s ethos and values; his initiation into the agricultural universe because the District improvement Officer and the District Justice of the Peace; and extra on, to his dealing with of the notorious financial institution Securities and Jain Hawala scams as Director of Enforcement and Union profit Secretary.
With a gentle pen, Chowdhury describes the altering social profile and attitudes of entrants to the better civil providers; the nepotism, in lots of garbs, that he encountered as institution Officer; and the stranger-than-fiction tortuous investigations of crimes. He additionally bargains his nuanced reflections at the doubtful legacy Gujarat bought as a result of communal carnage in 2002.
Chowdhury extra examines how policymaking inside executive got here to be whittled away below the neo-liberal theology, with key scrutiny being left to exterior professional imagine tanks and advert hoc teams. consequently, he perceives that public responsibility got here to be inordinately subtle, leading to the roller-coaster governance that we witness today.
Sharp and insightful, replete with telling anecdotes and a laugh sketches of icons, colleagues and ministers, The Insider’s View is a compelling portrait of the writer, a self-confessed welfare socialist, in addition to being an X-ray of the innards of the bureaucracy.

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