Editorial

Date01 March 2022
DOI10.1177/00195561221079565
Published date01 March 2022
Subject MatterEditorial
Editorial
This issue of the Indian Journal of Public Administration offers a mixed bag of
fares of Articles, Notes, and Book Reviews.
Durga Prasad Chhetri analyses how the traditional social structures have
adapted to changes unleashed by rapid urbanisation and globalisation and how
their local political elites have performed constructively in the hill state of Sikkim.
Naveed Trumboo examines various aspects of agricultural income tax and the
advocacy of Raja Raman’s land-based crop-specic model and opines that it can
help in increasing the tax base as well as enhance a measure of equity and
formalisation of the agricultural sector.
Sangita Dhal explores the changes in the public discourse on LGBTQI community
in India in the context of legal battles in the formulation of the public policies
towards the sexual minorities in the country.
Paromita Chakraborty traces the FDI policy in India since Independence and
its passage through the phases of hostility through accommodation to collaboration.
Asha Gupta underlines the fact that in the event of an outbreak of an epidemic
or a natural calamity, the neoliberal policy paradigm of a welfare state is no longer
tenable. We must involve the state as well as the society at the levels of the
individual and the communities.
Jasjeet Kaur and G.S. Sodhi shed analytical light on the interfaces of the UN
Universal Declaration of Rights, 1948, and the Fundamental Rights and Duties and
the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India (1949/1950) in
the context of inculcating a scientic temper among the rst responders to a crime.
Aditya P. Tripathi and Noopur Agrawal discuss the crisis of reverse migration
amid COVID-19 and the initiatives taken by the Government of Uttar Pradesh,
using a case study approach to analyse the problem of livelihood faced by the
migrant workers.
M. Gopinath Reddy and Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra critique the nances of
panchayats in the state of Telangana, suggesting the devolution of more taxes to
the Panchayati Raj Institutions in order to strengthen their revenues.
A Note by Nayakara Veeresha explores the problem of decentralisation and the
Indian Administrative Service in the process of governance to augment the quality
of plans as per Articles 243G and W. One more Note by Anand Trivedi throws light
on an integrated gender data policy, analysing the institutional architecture behind.
Besides these Articles and Notes, this issue consists of its regular feature of
three Book Reviews plus an enlightening Review Essay by Pratyush Kumar.
Mahendra Prasad Singh
Editor
Indian Journal of Public
Administration
68(1) 7, 2022
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