An Analytical Study of Policy, Politics and Bureaucracy Regarding Meritocracy in the Selection of Head for the Federal Government Institutions
The purpose of this study was to investigate meritocracy in the selection of top positions in the federal government offices from the context of politics, bureaucracy, and selection policies. This research uses the five-point Likert scale, ranging from strongly agree to disagree. The data was collected from the officers working regularly in the different ministries of the federal government through a personally administered survey questionnaire with a 78% response rate. An assortment of key findings was noted among which the most prominent one is the issue of meritocracy which affects the right selection of public servants in the government institutions. Secondly, it was also noted that the recruitment and selection policies are also affecting the effectiveness of right selection. Thirdly, one of the important findings of this study was the political impact on equality of gender-based selection. It has been concluded in this study as highlighted in earlier studies that relevant authorities have to pay attention to balancing gender equality by avoiding political influence. Furthermore, this research suggests conducting further research to analyze other aspects of underlying factors causing gender inequality in the selection of bureau heads.