Most advanced countries in recent years have created a Senior Civil Service (SCS) as part of the public service reform process. In the modern State, the Civil Services constitute the essential basis of government and its executive machinery. Creation of the SCS by Commonwealth countries, such as the UK, Australia, and Canada is an essential component of the philosophy of New Public Management embraced by them. The task of policy-making in government is complex and needs specialist knowledge of the subject. The hold on policy-making by a group of people who have no expertise in their area of work is regarded as the single biggest factor for poor administration in the country by most expert committees and knowledgeable persons. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) today dominates all policy-making posts in central ministries. One of the most serious problems facing the public services is their politicisation. The country needs to realise the importance of the SCS in providing effective administration.