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You have read Max Weber’s Theory of Bureaucracy that emphasizes a structures
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kitny marks ki assignment hai?

10 marks ki

ap ne solve kar li ?


I think so the role of bureaucracy is very important in pakistan but it’s a general idea that pakistani bureaucracy always play negative role in pakistan.they always are active parts of non democarative goverments and they have a strong hold on policies made by pakistan,s govt.from 1947 to 1971 pakistani bureaucracy play dominent role in policy making.first time bhutto take administrative reform and try to show the inflence of elected representatives over unelected institutions.misuse of this influence results in politicization of bureaucracy and the concept of competant and neutral bureaucracy goes wide.bhutto remove the bureaucracy protection by taking it out of the 1973 constitution.after that bureaucracy plays negative role in Pakistan and they are always support military govt.as the politisions know that bureaucracy is the main resistant to change so they influence bureaucracy by giving jobs to their loyalists in key positions to promote their policies.and this is the main factor “that we say that bureaucracy play bad role” because when your national institutions are so much politicized and jobs are given to relatives and peers instead of qualified peoples.in Pakistan bureaucracy is an elite force holding high level position.they rule the country in an extream silent mode.in Pakistan most people think that our politions are corrupt but most people donot know that politions came in cabinet for a specified period but bureaucrats keep occupying thei seats through out their age so they misuse their power.in current ncircumstances I think so the theory of max werber is not applicable in Pakistan because in Pakistan some time beurocrates have to fallow the decisions of ministers,they couldnot sustain their position without support of ministers,they cannot occupy position because of their performance but due to approach.in Pakistan personal contacts and relations not job related skills influence hiring and promotion decisions.so werbers theory isnot applicable in Pakistan.we can improve the current situation by applying principles given by werber . Neutral bureaucracy means the civil servants who are full-time, permanent non-political employees of the government should not be aligned with any political party or political ideology. In other words, they must show political neutrality. The civil servants therefore, should serve any government with enthusiasm, integrity, impartiality and disinterestedness.


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Max Weber theory:-

Bureaucratic Theory was developed by a German Sociologist and political economist Max Weber (1864-1920). According to him, bureaucracy is the most efficient form of organisation. The organisation has a well-defined line of authority. It has clear rules and regulations which are strictly followed.

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According to Max Weber, there are three types of power in an organisation :-
1. Traditional Power,
2. Charismatic Power, and
3. Bureaucratic Power Or Legal Power.
Features of Bureaucratic Organisation

The characteristics or features of Bureaucratic Organisation are as follows :-
1. There is a high degree of Division of Labour and Specialisation.
2. There is a well defined Hierarchy of Authority.
3. It follows the principle of Rationality, Objectively and Consistency.
4. There are Formal and Impersonal relations among the member of the organisation.
5. Interpersonal relations are based on positions and not on personalities.
6. There are well defined Rules and Regulations. There rules cover all the duties and rights of the employees. These rules must be strictly followed.
7. There are well defined Methods for all types of work.
8. Selection and Promotion is based on Technical qualifications.
9. Only Bureaucratic or legal power is given importance


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