Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kush Verma’s research on redesigning civil service to have practical applications

UP CADRE IAS officer Kush Verma’s extensive research on possible redesigning of India’s civil service could be worth looking at. This is his PhD research being pursued in New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University, but keeping in mind…
Verma’s long experiences in working with administrative reforms department in UP and then in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), the output is expected to non-theoretical.
Verma is currently working as the Director General of National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), a government think-tank based in Mussoorie and housed under LBSNAA. Located on Charlivile Road, about a kilometer from the Academy’s main campus, NIAR plays a key role in creating new training modules for government programmes, conducting training, preparing case studies, and organizing workshops.
Verma who had served as collector and sub-divisional magistrate in Rai Bareily and Pratapgarh, and then as city magistrate in Mathura, had worked as principal secretary, administrative reforms in government of Uttar Pradesh.
Does Verma have any other passion except thinking administration? Yes, he enjoys writing children’s poems, playing tennis and listening to semi classical music.

Action and Appointments
a) The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for continuance of in-situ upgradation of the post of Director of Census Operations, Chhattisgarh (Director level), presently held by Ms Renu G Pillay, a 1991 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS, to the level of joint secretary.
b) Ms Abha Shukla, a 1993 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS, has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways. Ms Shukla is presently working as secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the ministry of power.


  1. Where is his research? Dear Mr Verma, if you are reading this, kindly give some idea of what you are proposing in your research. Redesigning civil service in India is a tough proposition.

  2. Can someone putup the report or the link of Kush Verma sir's research on redesigning civil services?

  3. i think UPSC must be considering it when deciding about the changed pattern and syllabus of the Mains exam !

  4. I think the evaluation has to factor ethics in a weighted way. Once the IQ is established at acceptable level the next major thing to be established should be character and ethics. Questions designed to evaluate ethics and character should now be heavy weights in the overall process. Mere smartness without character and ethics is of no greater good only leading to the kind of mess our country is currently facing.