Indian Journal of Public Administration
- Sage Publications, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Nbr. 67-1, March 2021
- Nbr. 66-4, December 2020
- Nbr. 66-3, September 2020
- Nbr. 66-2, June 2020
- Nbr. 66-1, March 2020
- Nbr. 65-4, December 2019
- Nbr. 65-3, September 2019
- Nbr. 65-2, June 2019
- Nbr. 65-1, March 2019
- Nbr. 64-4, December 2018
- Nbr. 64-3, September 2018
- Nbr. 64-2, June 2018
- Nbr. 64-1, March 2018
- Nbr. 63-4, December 2017
- Nbr. 63-3, September 2017
- Nbr. 63-2, June 2017
- Nbr. 63-1, March 2017
- Nbr. 62-4, October 2016
- Nbr. 62-3, July 2016
- Nbr. 62-2, April 2016
- Book review: Sudhanshu Ranjan, Justice vs. Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?
Sudhanshu Ranjan, Justice vs. Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India? New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2019, xiv + 384 pp., ₹995 (Hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-19-949049-3, 0-19-949049-X.
- Book review: Iqbal Chand Malhotra & Maroof Raza, Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified
Iqbal Chand Malhotra & Maroof Raza, Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified. India: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019, 202 pp. £22.50 (hardback). ISBN: 9789388912853.
- Book review: Govind Bhattacharjee, Story of Consciousness
Govind Bhattacharjee, Story of Consciousness. Noida, India: Vigyan Prasar, 2019, 372 pp. ₹450.00.
- Book review: Rita Abrahamsen, Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa
Rita Abrahamsen, Disciplining Democracy: Development Discourse and Good Governance in Africa. New York: Zed Books, 2000, XV+168 pp., $22.50 (paperback), ISBN:1-85649-859-X; $65.00 (hardback), ISBN: 1-85649-858-1.
- Book review: Ram Sewak Sharma, The Making of Aadhar: The World’s Largest Identity Platform
Ram Sewak Sharma, The Making of Aadhar: The World’s Largest Identity Platform. New Delhi, India: Rupa Publishers, 2020, 240 pp., ₹595.00.
- Current Challenges in Diffusion of Solar Power in India
- Focus on Quality in Higher Education in India
These days we find a lot more focus on ‘quality’ in the field of higher education than ever before. In fact, it is the concept of quality that makes higher education ‘higher’. Earlier, the pursuit of higher education was elitist. The focus used to be on ‘knowledge for the sake of knowledge’. However, with the massification of higher education in the wake of knowledge-based and technology-driven modern economies worldwide, we find the focus shifting to employability of the students in rapidly changing world of work. The quality education implies not only equipping the students with requisite knowledge and skills for their chosen career field but also to prepare them for lifelong learning. It is expected to train the students to think and act critically beyond university in the interest of society and humankind. The present article focuses on the changing perspectives of the quality in higher education in India. The methodology adopted is analytical, comparative and empirical.
- National Cadet Corps (NCC): Its Role in Integrating North Eastern Region (NER) with Mainstream India
To the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, lie the unexplored states of the Indian Union. This region holds a unique place in the federal structure of India. This article attempts to scrutinise the diversity of NER, along with the potential of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) as a medium to change, uplift and assimilate it with pan India. The article aims to comprehend how NER can accommodate the regional identities and cultural affinities with Indian mainstream identity through the intervention of NCC at college and university level. The methodology of this article is based on secondary resources such as published books, journals, web pages, reports, newspapers and online sources. The article is analytical and descriptive in nature based on thematic approach.
- Personal Liability: Forging New Tools of Accountability in Public Law
In 1991, two decisions passed by benches headed by Kuldip Singh J. marked an unprecedented shift to holding public officers personally liable to pay damages for arbitrary orders. The Supreme Court of India imposed damages to the quantum of fifty lakh rupees on Captain Satish Sharma, the former Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, for arbitrarily allotting fifteen petrol outlets out of his discretionary quota to allottees related to him or his officials. Similarly, Sheila Kaul, the former Minister of Urban Development, was ordered to pay damages of sixty lakh rupees for illegal allotment of shops from her discretionary quota to her associates. While the two decisions ushered in a revolution of personal liability in the arena of public law, one was overturned by a review judgement, and the other has been simply forgotten despite being upheld in the review petition. In light of the growing number and prominence of misfeasance by public officers, this article considers the need for rethinking the theory of personal liability to compensate the public or individual loss adequately, deter the officials and assess it as an alternative to traditional mechanisms of public accountability.
- Revisiting Fred W. Riggs’ Model in the Context of ‘Prismatic’ Societies Today
F. W. Riggs initiated seminal areas of enquiry and research right from the beginning of his journey as an author and a theorist in public administration. His lifetime publications testify to a search for an ‘authentic’ model for analysing the administrative structures and behaviour of developing countries since the 1960s. Riggs pursued what is known as the ‘ecological’ study of public administration which presumes that public administration, functioning in different environments, influences and is influenced by the environment in which it functions. Scholars of comparative public administration have long been familiar with the ‘fused– prismatic–diffracted model’, which was later reformulated by Riggs to exert enormous influence on the understanding of public administration and organisational behaviour in different parts of the world. In the wake of the tremendous transformation with diverse developmental strategies in the Third World and South Asia in particular, in the last fifty years, it becomes important to re-examine Riggs’ models both in the Indian and other developing country contexts today.
- Narrativising Women Empowerment in India
- The Women's Movement in India
- Democratic Developmental State in India
- Issues in Governance and Politics in North East India: A Select Bibliography
- Projected Behavioural Change in Swachh Bharat Mission: A Public Policy Perspective
The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is the largest behavioural change programme in the world. The mission has shifted its focus from production outputs (i.e. toilet construction) to behavioural outcomes (open-defecation-free [ODF] India). The SBM’s emphasis on behavioural change in rural sanitation at...
- Judgements of the Central Information Commission Under RTI Act, 2005: A Study
- Power Sector Reforms and Performance Assessment of Power Sector Utilities of Uttar Pradesh
A series of power sector reforms were undertaken by the state government aimed at introducing a set of regulatory reforms and at unbundling of what was originally an integrated State Electricity Board. The reforms aimed at segregating production, distribution and regulation functions. Ratification...
- A Chequered History of Governors’ Discretionary Powers under Article 163
This article examines how governors have made more use of their discretionary powers than the president. The reason is found in Article 163 of the Constitution that allows use of discretionary powers of the governors. Despite being antithetical to the responsible governments in the states, such...
- A Gist of Major Recommendations of Fourth State Finance Commissions and Their Implementation Status
- Access to Housing Rights and Property Rights for Women: Select Study in Delhi and NCR Regions
This article critically evaluates the housing policies and legal provisions regarding property rights for women in India. It interrogates the inclusion of gender within the policies, programmes and laws, and exposes its biases and skewed priorities. Through a desk review of the policies and...