Published date01 June 2022
Date01 June 2022
Subject MatterEditorial
This issue of the Indian Journal of Public Administration offers to its readers ten
Articles, one Research Note, second and final part of a Review Essay and five
Book Reviews. Urvashi Pareek evaluates the quality of public services in an age
when claims are made for ensuring it statutorily. It is an attempt to make
administration citizen-centric. Success so far is, by and large, mixed.
Jyoti Rattan examines the impact of the Right to Information Act, 2005, in
India and in a comparative in passing. Nizam Ahmed brings under lenses the
process of curriculum development in Public Administration in Bangladesh and
draws attention to the lessons that other countries could draw from this exer-
cise. Party-political influences are better avoided, but it is easier said than done.
Judicial scrutiny might be an idea to be tried.
Arushi Saran turns attention to the effects of Teachers Transfer Policy 2016, on
perceived work satisfaction among government school teachers in Haryana. The
author aptly concludes that ‘it can be inferred that teachers’ work satisfaction is
a multifaceted experience that is created through the impact of multiple factors,
which are perhaps even highly personal and contextual’.
Mritunjay Sharma deals with the government’s response through public policy
of direct taxation. It surmises that it is the need of the hour for sustained economic
growth and human development. Prabhat Kumar Datta underlines that Covid
management in Kerala State in India is fairly successful and attributes it to the
widespread literacy there.
Prakash Chandra Jha looks at cooperative federalism during the Covid pan-
demic and its resultant economic downturn.
Pawan Taneja finds that preventive and diagnostic care packages of Ayushman
Bharat in collaboration with families and civil society organisations enable desir-
able care within the available limited resources. Sam Rowlands and Pramod
Regmi offer an interesting comparative study of forced sterilisation as a key com-
ponent in population control policy in China, India, Puerto Rico and Singapore.
This is in contravention of the rights-based approach now generally favoured,
but it is one of the compulsions of backwardness that is finally accepted. Finally,
Bhaskar Kumar Kakati offers an interesting case study of tribal women—Tiwas
of Assam—and their participation in Gaon Panchayat.
These articles are followed by a Note on ‘Reshaping the Public Policy:
Wellbeing as a Driver to the Development Narrative’ and five Book Reviews.
Apart from these, this issue also contains the second and final part of a Review
Essay by Pratyush Kumar.
Mahendra Prasad Singh
Indian Journal of Public
68(2) 159, 2022
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