Indian Journal of Public Administration

Publisher:
Sage Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
2021-08-12
ISBN:
0019-5561

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    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.

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  • 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 of reform studies resulted in several Acts and constitutional amendments. In this article, an attempt has been made to understand and analyse the impact of tribal women’s participation in the local governing institutions among the Tiwas of Assam.

  • 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.

  • 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 international agencies, economic survey, some revenue officers for handling the emerging situation, and policy decisions taken by the direct tax administration pre- and post-Budget 2021 have been examined. Finally, it was found that an ongoing progressive tax structure and administration is the need of the hour for consistent economic growth and human development.

  • 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 reasons for variations. It also analyses measures adopted for the modernisation of curriculum and identifies factors that are likely to retard the progress towards change and improvement. The article argues that the widespread autonomy that different universities enjoy has become counterproductive, leading to a decline in the standard of education and the politicisation of the governing process in the universities. Everything now weighs in party political terms. This, in turn, causes more harm than good. Bangladesh can try to learn, especially from India’s experiences, how to stress on striking a balance between autonomy to be enjoyed by universities and control to be exercised by the government/University Grants Commission (UGC) to ensure that the practice does not differ much from the ideal.

  • 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 states in India, fought the battle of the first wave of Covid-19 in rural areas. An attempt is made to capture and examine the role of the local government institutions and civil society groups, more particularly Kudumbashree groups and to explore how the state government coordinated and facilitated the work of the different state and non-state actors for the convergence of the services delivered by them and for the maintenance of conducive stateÐsociety relations.

  • 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 services. MHCA 2017 is supposed to bring socio-cultural and structural changes to mental health issues in India. This article seeks to identify the various issues and challenges in the implementation of the Act at the macro level, specifically in the areas of prevention of mental morbidities, treatment gaps, reintegration and rehabilitation of the patient. It also suggests the way forward to remove the identified barriers.

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