Author: Barun Kumar Sahu
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8122308759
If we can understand the bureaucracy, we can have a fairly good idea about the working of our government from inside.
This book provides unconventional insights into inscrutable public (even private!) bureaucracies, where chaos is the order of the day and imperfection the ubiquitous pattern.
Several subtle influences that condition organisational behaviour have been postulated in the form of laws and many are illustrated with insightful anecdotes.
These unwritten laws are the nuts and bolts of babudom.
The book will be of interest to-
Bureaucrats, management professionals, politicians, businesspersons, theoreticians and lay readers.
It may be of special interest to those who want to understand why bureaucracy works in uncanny ways: for example-
Why an honest bureaucrat is unpopular.
Why partiality, incompetence and mediocrity are promoted and why poetic justice is a pipedream?
The book will teach readers a cardinal rule: If you must live with bureaucracy, learn the ground rules and play the game accordingly to get your way!
An introduction to Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic administration: management or
Public bureaucracy in contemporary India
Administrative set-up in contemporary India
UNWRITTEN FLAWS OR THE GROUND
RULES OF BUREAUCRACY
1. Group Dynamics
Amity and animosity
Committee sans commitment
2. Management information System
3. Due and Undue Considerations
Incentive, allurement or corruption
4. Passing the Buck
Error and unforgiveness
5. Legal Angle
Awe of law
Safety and security
Reform versus deform
Buzz of busyness
8. Work Ethics
Competence and its irrelevance
9. Society and Status
Power and pride
Image versus reality
10. Throughput Management