This issue of the Indian Journal of Public Administration comprises fourteen arti-
cles and two Notes.
Varun Chhachhar analyses the processes of elections of the Speakers of the
Indian Lok Sabha and those of his counterpart: the US House of Representatives.
This includes their judicial roles as well. It is aptly remarked that ‘it is most
important for developed as well as developing democracies to respect constitu-
tional positions to be fair, just and reasonable as per law’.
Satyanarayana Murthy Dogga, Princy Tak and Jeevan Kumar Cheruku offer an
interesting analysis of scal discipline and its interface with economic growth
in India. They suggest that more probably than not scal discipline leads to
economic growth in India but also caution that their study is based on evidence
provided by only seventeen cases.
Maithili S. Sane opines that in India, judiciary needs to be understood as a
bureaucratic and public organisation which is not only tasked with justice delivery
but also value creation.
Kavita Kachhawa and Renu Mogra turn their analytical focus to large-scale
fortication and public distribution system of rice in India. Fortication of rice
can be a cost-effective tool to combat anaemia at the community level but more
conclusive evidence are still required.
Parul Jain examines the working of Goods and Services Tax in India and opines
that taxation policy has to be transparent, predictable and inclusive for investment
Shivangi Seth and Vishnu Priya Temani study the emerging trends of cyber-
nated transactions in India specically during the COVID-19 period. The authors
aptly notify that the digital mode of payment became a lifesaver as it not only
eliminated the risk of social contact but also provided safety from leakage in the
economy with better security as well as an easy and convenient way of transfer-
V.V. Mallika measures the effectiveness of e-governance reforms in Telangana
by way of introducing Palle Samagra Seva Kendram and found that the ‘lack of
direct accountability of village-level entrepreneurs to the panchayat was impeding
Prabhat Kumar Datta focuses on the working of gender quota and women’s
participation in rural local bodies in India and their contextual constraints and
Indian Journal of Public
69(4) 739–740, 2023
© 2023 IIPA
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