Opinion | Let’s step up efforts to get professionals in governance4 min read . Updated: 02 Jul 2019, 11:34 PM IST
The question is whether the country has an ecosystem in place to ensure a steady supply of public policy professionals
Over the last few years, the landscape of governance in India has been undergoing several interesting changes. One such change is the increasing number of professionals, apart from career bureaucrats, working with the central or state governments. This openness of governments to leverage external talent has coincided with a greater interest among professionals—who did not take the civil services route—to engage with public policy and governance. The motivation among them to create an impact has meant that not only are recent graduates looking at public policy as a career choice, even working professionals are switching over from other sectors to this space.