Indian Journal of Public Administration

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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: 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.

  • 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 teachers’ satisfaction with the policy and explores perceptions across the population on whether it affects their work satisfaction too. The study finds that teachers experience the implementation of the policy in a more nuanced way than the officials. It also finds that they exhibit a high level of satisfaction with the policy, but that it is not uniformly distributed. Rather, satisfaction varies by age and preference for allotments. Work satisfaction has been only marginally affected by the policy.

  • Reshaping the Public Policy: Well-being as a Driver to the Development Narrative
  • 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.

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