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Bureaucrat

An administrator, especially of a government or large corporation. A bureaucrat is charged with enforcing the rules and ensuring that proper procedures are followed. The word has a negative connotation because bureaucrats are often thought to slow down progress or innovation. However, because bureaucrats help create a level playing field, Max Weber argued that they are necessary for the rule of law to function.
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One of the latest bureaucrats to leave the institution is Burhanettin AktaE-, an assistant adviser to the undersecretary of the treasury who conducted investigations against companies critical of the government.
It is said in petition that these 60 politicians and bureaucrats who have been made party in case have not submitted their affidavits in court despite of courts order.
The CBI, on June 18, had assured the Bombay High Court that it would file a chargesheet in the case before July 4 as the agency had to take prior sanction from the government to prosecute the bureaucrats.
With a purpose of uncovering the MS from its beginning to the end, exploring the uneasiness between bureaucrats and feminist experts, and showing the dilemma that Indian feminists encountered, Sharma adopts ethnography as the research method.
Under the DPJ-led government, which has pledged to bring power to politicians, the policymaking meetings at each ministry and agency are generally attended only by the minister, senior vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries -- all posts that are held by lawmakers -- and do not involve bureaucrats.
This article examines the role of the bureaucracy in Pakistan by drawing on qualitative data on the perceptions of bureaucrats in Pakistan.
I find evidence supporting the notion that former high-ranking bureaucrats who dominated the LDP in its early era allied themselves with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the rest of the bureaucracy in opposing and watering down the administrative reform efforts of the earliest case, while the second-generation politicians who dominated the party during the 1990s showed no such inclination to protect the bureaucracy, paving the way for the passage of significant reforms despite opposition from MOF and the bureaucracy.
a historic challenge to the power of the bureaucrats is finally beginning to happen.
The Massachusetts DEP should be honest with the solid waste and recycling industries (which it usually works well with) and say this tax is not to keep DEP employees in necessary and useful jobs that benefit the industry, but an attempt by bureaucrats and legislators to raise money for the general fund without having to risk their jobs by asking the populace for a tax increase.
Assets have been overvalued, as the bureaucrats stand by their formulas and government manuals for evaluating property in the North at southern Ontario values.
By contrast, when there are high enough public wages to motivate lower-level bureaucrats efficiently (through an efficiency wage kind of reasoning), centralization of corruption solves the double marginalization problem, improving the allocation of resources.