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Indian Administration
A Foundation of Governance

  • Radhakrishan Sapru - Professor (Retired), Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh
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September 2018 | 472 pages | SAGE Texts

Indian Administration: A Foundation of Governance offers a modern introduction to the structure and functioning of Indian public administration. The text has been developed keeping in mind the various conceptual shifts in the idea and practice of governance and its effects at both domestic and global levels. It analyses the fundamentals of Indian administration and its multiple aspects through the lens of public administration theories and practices.

Beginning with the evolutionary stages of administrative functions in independent India, the book elaborately traces the role of the Constitution in creating the framework for good governance. It provides critical insights into the development of local governance in India, the crucial relationship between the elected representatives and civil servants, the role of ethics in governance and the much debated aspects of social welfare administration. This comprehensive textbook will be an indispensable companion to the students of public administration, political science, and UGC NET and civil services aspirants.

Key Features

• Analytical approach in examining the fundamental themes and key issues in Indian administration.

• Theoretical and practical aspects of administration and governance explained in an easy-to-understand manner

• Special focus on social welfare administration, administrative reforms and local governance

 
Preface
 
Evolutionary History of Indian Administration
 
Constitutional Ideals as Directives for State Actions
 
Union Executive : President and Vice-President
 
Union Council of Ministers and Governance
 
Parliament : Supremacy and Myth
 
Central Administration: Structure and Governance
 
State Executive and Governance
 
Administering Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
 
Administration of the Civil Service
 
District Administration: Governance Practice
 
Decentralization and Rural Local Governance
 
Urban Decentralization And Local Governance
 
Managing Control over National Expenditure
 
Administering Law and Order
 
Social Welfare Administration
 
Reflections on Administrative Reforms
 
Relationship between Political Masters and Senior Civil Servants
 
Ethics in Governance
 
Ombudsman : A Citizen's Defender
 
Index

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Radhakrishan Sapru

Radhakrishan Sapru studied at Panjab University, Chandigarh, which awarded him master’s degrees in Political Science (1970), Public Administration (1972) and English (1976) and subsequently a doctorate in Public Administration in 1983 and an LLB degree in 1992.Initially appointed as teaching-cum-research assistant at the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh, in February 1976, Dr Sapru rose to the position of Professor. He headed the Department of Public Administration at Panjab University from 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1993 and again from 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2005. Dr... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352807239
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