Competitive Exams: Demerits of Bureaucracy

  1. Its standardization led to suppression of creativity and initiative.

  2. The impersonality of conduct produces specialists without spirit.

  3. Bureaucrats soon became preoccupied with, and dependent on the security provided by, uniformity and order.

  4. Bureaucrats soon get trapped in the monotony of their specialized routine with little awareness of the overall organization.

  5. Since bureaucracy is trained to follow orders, it could be directed towards any ends.

  6. Since they are trained to conduct routine of operations they would be ineffective in times of crisis.

  7. Top bureaucrats are likely to be swayed by pressures of capitalist interests.

  8. Vis-a-vis the layman, the practical master; bureaucrats are experts. So they can control the former.