Civil Law (Books and Journals)
- Asian Journal of Legal Education From Nbr. 9-1, January 2022 to Nbr. 9-1, January 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Journal of National Law University New Delhi From Nbr. 6-2, December 2019 to Nbr. 6-2, December 2019 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Indian Journal of Public Administration From Nbr. 68-2, June 2022 to Nbr. 68-2, June 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Legal Articles Think Legal, 2014
Book review: M. Ramachandran, Bringing Governments and People Closer: A Development Practitioner’s Prescriptions
M. Ramachandran, Bringing Governments and People Closer: A Development Practitioner’s Prescriptions. Ghaziabad: Copal Publishing, 2021, 126 pp. ISBN: 978-9383419975.
Book review: Sangit Kumar Ragi, RSS and Gandhi: The Idea of India
Sangit Kumar Ragi, RSS and Gandhi: The Idea of India. New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2022, 352 pp., $65, ISBN: 9789354792526 (Hardcover).
Book review: Meeta and Rajivlochan, Making India Great Again: Learning from our History
Meeta and Rajivlochan, Making India Great Again: Learning from our History. Delhi: Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2020, 300pp., ₹1495. ISBN: 9781000194449.
Eradicating Administrative Corruption Through Transparency in Public Governance: Global Scenario and the Right to Information Act, 2005, in India
Modern governments after having put much of their services on the e-governance mode through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the internet have as a result thereof brought about greater transparency in public governance especially at the government-citizen interface level. This has proved to be a giant step in the eradication of administrative corruption. Further...
Gaon Panchayat, Tribal Women and Their Participation: A Case of Tiwas of Assam
Panchayati Raj Institutions, the three-tier institutions of local self-governing institutions that stand at the bottom, are found in rural areas in all states of India except in the Sixth Schedule areas formed under the Indian Constitution. The genesis of India’s local governance can be traced back to ancient times. However, these institutions got their present shape and structure after a series...
Book review: Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad, The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan
Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad, The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan. Gurugram: Vintage Books, 2021, xv+271 pp., ₹799. ISBN: 9780670096176.
The Teachers’ Transfer Policy, Haryana (2016): A Critical Evaluation
The Teachers’ Transfer Policy, 2016, for teachers serving in government schools across Haryana was started with the explicit goal of improving job satisfaction for teachers. It represented a major reform in transfer of teachers in public schools across the state, as prior to this, transfers were mired in political hurdles and corruption. This study adopts a mixed-methods approach to assess...
Book review: Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age
Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, New Power: How Anyone Can Persuade, Mobilize, and Succeed in Our Chaotic, Connected Age (Reprint edition published on 26 February 2019). New York: Anchor Books, Penguin Random House LLC, 2018, 325 pp., ₹1015.00. ISBN-978-1-101-97110-9 (Paperback).
Covid-19 Pandemic: Response of the Government through Public Policy Mainly Direct Taxation
The sudden occurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic affected millions of lives in India. The Indian government inter alia took immediate steps to give relief to the taxpayers under direct tax laws for sustaining their livelihood and to stabilise the economic growth. Post-lockdown, further measures were undertaken to address genuine concerns and hardships of the taxpayers. The suggestions of the...
Curriculum Development in Public Administration in Bangladesh: Lessons from Experience of Others
This article examines the process of curriculum development for Public Administration in public universities in Bangladesh and explores the extent to which Bangladesh can learn lessons from others’ experiences, especially from countries in the South Asian region. The article compares and contrasts the curriculum and courses offered by different departments of Public Administration and explores...
The Use of Forced Sterilisation as a Key Component of Population Policy: Comparative Case Studies of China, India, Puerto Rico and Singapore
In the years before the UN international human rights became fundamental values of law and ethics, family planning programmes designed to control population growth were adopted by many countries. This article compares the implementation of sterilisation campaigns in four countries that have used a degree of incentivisation or coercion. For each selected country, we aimed to explore two questions:
Public Service Delivery in Turbulent Times Where Convergence Matters: Lessons from the Management of Covid-19 in Kerala
In turbulent times, the state is charged with three-fold core responsibilities, namely, to reduce or arrest the impact of the crisis on the lives and property of the citizens, to ensure effective and quicker service delivery, and to maintain stateÐsociety relations. In this article, an attempt has been made to analyse how the government of Kerala, which is regarded as one of the best performing...
Implementation of Mental Health Care Act, 2017: Issues and Way Forward
The Government of India preferred legislative lever of public policy over economic incentives, funding support, public awareness campaigns levers by enacting the Mental Health Care Act (MHCA) in the year 2017. MHCA 2017 mandates for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of mental healthcare and...
India’s Cooperative Federalism during Covid-19 Pandemic
The role of cooperative federalism in India in dealing with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects such as economic crisis and large-scale human migration, among others, is put to test. The initial stages of the pandemic response highlighted the unitary tilt in the Indian federal structure. At the later stages of this crisis, cooperative federalism also appears to be visible....
- Interpretations and Applications in India (Interpreting Aspects of Santi Romano’s Institutional and Pluralistic Theory of Law in India Part II)
Quality of Public Services in the Era of Guaranteed Public Service Delivery
The provision of public services is one of the important functions performed by a government as it ensures the growth of a nation and promotes welfare and justice in society. Public services are characterised by timeliness, quality and grievance redressal in the course of service delivery. Quality is an important component of public service delivery and determines citizens’ satisfaction and trust
- Reshaping the Public Policy: Well-being as a Driver to the Development Narrative
- Decentralisation, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Governance: A Review Article
From the Welfare State to the Welfare Society: A Shift in Paradigm
Covid-19 and its aftermath brought home the lesson that in future we just cannot rely on welfare state to deal with sudden outbreaks or natural calamities. We would have to empower individuals in the era of digitalisation for quick support and social solidarity. We are living in a world today where profound socio-economic, political and cultural changes are taking place due to rapid technological
Inculcating Scientific Temper Amongst First Responders to Crime
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights directs the member nations to create such conditions under which the ideals of free human beings, enjoying civil and political freedom from fear and want, can be achieved. The Constitution of India, through its various Articles, strives to ensure security and safety of citizens in accordance with the principles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights....
Book review: Marginal Farmers of India
Feroze Varun Gandhi, A Rural Manifesto: Realizing India’s Future Through Her Villages. New Delhi: Rupa, 2018, 825 pp., ₹995.
Neotraditionalism and Indigenous Governance: Balancing Traditions with Emerging Challenges
The traditional institutions in many parts of the world have managed to respond to various external political change and pressures and maintained their position within society. What is more important is that traditional institutions have been constantly adapted to accommodate new circumstances, as the social and economic organisation of societies has changed particularly over the last century due
- An Integrated Gender Data Policy: A Case for Plugging Gender Data Gaps and Revamping Gender Statistics in India
Public Policy Discourse and Sexual Minorities: Balancing Democratic Aspirations, Political Expediency and Moral Rights
LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual) is an evolving issue which needs to be debated in the legislatures and political space in general to deconstruct and redefine the narratives which have been influenced by the dominant sociocultural stereotypes. This is important in the context of the changing scenario worldwide involving the LGBTQIA+ community where...
Agricultural Income Tax in India: Introducing Threshold-Based Tax Exemption
Agricultural income earned by a person in India is exempted from taxation as far as the Income Tax Act, 1961 is concerned. This article explores the case for introducing threshold-based Agricultural Income Tax (AIT) exemption in India. The article examines this proposal using the existing literature and body of work available on the subject. The study comes to the conclusion that the existing...
Book review: John Lanchester, The Wall: A Novel
John Lanchester, The Wall: A Novel. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019, 288 pp., ₹1,352.93 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978-1324001638.
COVID-19, Reverse Migration and Crisis Management: A Study of the Model of Government of Uttar Pradesh (India)
With the outbreak of the global pandemic of COVID-19, India witnessed one of the largest reverse migrations in its entire history. Amid continuously streaming heart-rending visuals of migrant workers struggling to somehow return to their place of origin, Uttar Pradesh emerged as the recipient of huge 3.2 million migrant workers employed in the informal sector. Accepting, welcoming, helping,...
Book review: Devendra Kumar, International Relations and Contemporary Security Issues
Devendra Kumar, International Relations and Contemporary Security Issues. New Delhi: Sarup Publications, 2021, 103 pp., ₹1200.