CONTENTS:- Introduction; Different approaches; Evolution and development; Democratic experiment; Organisational setup; Union government; State governments; Union vs. States; Local administration; Village administration; Filling the vacancies; Training of Staff; Procedure for promotion; Pay packet and perks; Control over staff.
It is significant that a new administrative reforms commission is being set up by the central government to examine ways and means of bringing about well-thought-out and desirable changes in the public administration systems in the country. On assuming office in 2004 the UPA government had made it clear that removal of corruption from public life and reform of the entire system was one of its top priorities. The complexity of the public administration systems in India makes reforms at least difficult, if not impossible. The 'steel frame' of bureaucracy has been a legacy of the British but has served the country well. Yet, much needs to be done for its better functioning and more efficient delivery of services. The present publication provides a comprehensive overview of the Indian public administration system, for the benefit of student and scholar. It present clear and lucid insights into the various aspects of the system: theories of administration; evolution and development; democratic experience; organizational set-up; Union and state governments; Centre-state relations; Local administration; Village administration; recruitment systems; training; remuneration and administrative control.