About the Book:
The present edition contains two new chapters, viz., Integrity in the Civil Service and Emerging Challenges to Indian Administration. Most of the other chapters have been updated. Besides, an appendix, a chronology of major developments in Indian administration during the last four centuries has been appended at the end of the book. It is a treatise on the environment, structure, functioning, behaviour impact and problems of the Indian Administration. The book has been organised into nine interdependent parts.
Part one discusses the evolution of Indian administration Kautilya, Mughal and British influence on Indian administration. Part two explains the Indian Constitutional setting like value premises and parliamentary democracy. Part three highlights the constitutional responsibilities of the President, Prime Minister and functions of Council of Ministers and Cabinet Secretariat. Part four is devoted to state administration involving Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary and functions of Secretariat. In Part five District Administration has been discussed in details with a focus on the role of collector, urban local bodies and panchayati raj. Part six elaborates the structure of civil services, public service commissions of union and state and the civil service training.
Aspects of development administration have been discussed in Part seven which covers the planning system, administration of public sector and rural development programmes. It also covers control over finance through parliament and Comptroller and Auditor General of India in Part eight. Its last part describes the Generalists vs. Specialists administrative reforms in India. Hopefully, this volume will meet the needs of the students preparing for the preliminary and main examination of the Indian Civil Service. It will also prove a valuable textbook for the postgraduate students (Public Administration and Political Science). M. Phil, Honours students and Civil Service Trainees.
About the Author:
Prof. Ramesh K. Arora is Professor of Public Administration and Director, Social Sciences Research Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He is teaching public administration for well over two decades. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, A Pi Sigma Alpha, he has written/edited a number of books including Comparative Public Administration; Perspectives in Administrative Theory; Bureaucracy and Development: Indian Perspectives; Administrative Change in India; Politics and Administration in Changing Societies; Education, Science and Human Values: Essays in Honour of Prof. D.S. Kothari; Administration of Rural Development: Indian and Comparative Perspectives and Indian University System: Revitalization and Reform.
Dr. Rajni Goyal is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She obtained her Master and Ph.D. degrees from Rajasthan University. Dr. Rajni has been teaching for well over a decade. Dr. Rajni is the author of State Civil Service Training in India.
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