Value-Structure of Indian Administrative Service
The book Relates to Indian Administrative Service and its value-structure. It concerns more than the values of the bureaucrats as in the beginning. The author has included a chapter on socio-economic background of Indian Administrative Service of Himachal Pradesh Cadre for the year 2000-01. In the introductory chapter, the author provides a theoretical framework of the study with explanations of the terms "Values" and "Orientations". In the chapter of introduction, the author has ably given. the universe of study, aims and objectives and method of data-collection. In the first chapter the author has given in detail the review of most important books and articles relating to "culture of bureaucrats". The author has also given reasons for the utility of the research study to the literature of Public Administration. The author has most vividly explained orientations of I.A.S officers serving the H.P. State. A notable effort of the author is her decision to include a chapter on "Patterns of Interaction and Interrelations of I.A.S. Officers and Political Elites of H.P." The book contains a chapter on the least discussed and least researched subject in the discipline of Public Administration- "Administrative Procedures and Practices". Another notable feature of the book is "Structural-Functional Characteristics of bureaucratic organisation of the state of H.P.
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