How the IAS has fared well in service to the nation
SummaryIssues related to the service’s constraints and functioning need redressal to restore its public image
Two recent articles on the failure, or otherwise, of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have attracted public attention. D. Subbarao argues for true meritocracy, faults the system of incentives and disincentives that rewards mediocrity, and makes it clear that the failure is not all due to political context and interference. Deepak Gupta mildly counters that perspective and appears more optimistic.