Brief note on the concept of Bureaucracy as conceptualized by Max Weber. Weber visualized the bureaucratic model as an orderly structuring of power to achieve rational human behavior under a hierarchy of professionals.
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Bureaucracy is the sovereign factor in public administration. It is also called manpower management, personnel management, labour welfare management and so on.
Bureaucracy is used in a broad as well as narrow sense. In a broad sense it refers to the totality of personnel from departmental secretaries at the top to the clerks and peons at the bottom.
The primary function of bureaucracy is the execution and enforcement of the laws made by the legislature and policies decided by the political executive. Besides this the other important functions are :