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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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She managed to start the city's first year-round school, then battled bureaucrats who refused to fix the air-conditioning in the summer months.
We have, therefore, decided to publicly stand up to expose the racist bureaucrats in this department who are determined to subjugate the First Nations that once were proud, prosperous and self-reliant people.
Much has been written about the role of former bureaucrats in Japan.
First, bureaucrats are rationally motivated to seek larger budgets.
When I was a GP a bureaucrat called to say he wanted to take away my patients' medical records for some unexplained official reason.
Our model has three players: entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, and an autocrat.
However, the bureaucrats in the provincial government abdicated from this primary function in favour of the elected representatives, the MNAs, MPAs and Senators who enjoy their say in development interventions instead of performing quality legislation.
But the relief the resourceful visitor had for the bureaucrats far outweighed advice.
You (the bureaucrats) are implementing policies of the governments,' the NAB chief said.
The Chief Minister said that opposition members were also part of the government and he will take stern notice of the issue and will take action against the responsible bureaucrats.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 20 (ANI): Bureaucrats do not bother about the death of 21 cows, but only about the death of a cop and a civilian, BJP legislator from Anupshahr in Bulandshahr Sanjay Sharma has said.
The sources said the promotions of the bureaucrats have been made on merit.