by Arun Kumar
Governance is the main mantra of any government. As bureaucracy is the main agency of the government, it won’t be wrong to say that the quality of senior bureaucrats would determine the quality of governance. How well it has fared in the last 68 years since Independence has been a subject of endless debate and though the performance can be termed as above average, the detractors have not shied away from dubbing bureaucrats ‘babus’, clubbing them with junior-level functionaries like clerks. This has obviously not deterred aspirants in hundreds of thousands from trying to enter the haloed portals of the civil services.