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Unformatted text preview: ures in Western Europe, has reduced the opportunities of overseas private
employment. A larger number of students are choosing not to pursue education in the
US or Europe, and many fresh management graduates have discovered, to their
dismay, that private employment even within India has shrunk, and so have the pay
packages. On the other hand, with the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission,
public sector employment has emerged as a popular alternative to a private sector
facing one of its worst confidence crises. Thus, with this scenario in the backdrop, the question that now emerges is- Should the
Indian youth, that had drifted off towards high-flying private employment, give
serious consideration to the Indian Civil Services as a career option??? The Dilemma of the Indian Youth Today, as the Indian economy and society matures and strives to complete the
transition to economic prosperity, Young India will have to understand that careers
cannot be determined or altered every time there is a faith deficit in either the state or
the market. Fluctuations, if dealt with maturely, allow institutions to emerge stronger.
Just as there are market corrections, there are crises of integrity in the bureaucracy
whenever a corruption scandal surfaces. However, these situations should be seen as
opportunities to increase transparency and accountability, rather than clamouring for
the substitution of one institution by another. As the previous discussion on the tenets of a liberal economy displayed, the focus
should be on the complementarity of enterprise and governance. Thus, when it comes
to choosing a career, the question is not on which side to take, but on what role to
play. The choice of a career depends on a large variety of factors, such as financial
expectations, personal ambitions, social recognition, aspirations to contribute to the
society, etc. Those who write CAT, or are in general interested in management
education, are mostly looking at high financial returns t...
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