CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Modern Public Administration: Preface. 1. Public administration and institutionality. 2. Administration and the administrative pattern. 3. Formal structure of government and administration. 4. Contemporary concepts and practice. 5. Development administration evaluation: concepts and norms. 6. Development impact on politics and administration/B. Adwin. 7. The regionalization of policies and procedures in planning: case study/B. Rafi. 8. Central and local administration relations/E.B. James. 9. Administrative infrastructure: structure and organisation/R.N. Haldipur. 10. Regional development administration and planning. 11. Policy making instrumentalities/B.K. Dey. 12. Essentials of public administration/E.M. Morstien. 13. Socio-political aspects of public administration. 14. Modernising public administration data needs. Vol.2: Local Government Administration Reform: Preface. 1. Major aspects of local government administration. 2. National and local government relationship in Pakistan: a general overview/M.A. Akhtar. 3. Structure and administration of informal political institutions. 4. Decentralization of administration. 5. Administration, civil service and concepts of service/F.M. Marx. 6. Administration and the public. 7. Administration consultancy for developing country governments. 8. Provincial and local administration planning: a case study of Turkey/A. Sanber. 9. Administration of science and technology establishments. 10. Approach to local administration reform. Appendices: 1. Administration improvement through internal measures and practices. 2. Using data management for administration needs. Vol.3: Financial Administration and Management: Preface. 1. National budget and financial administration. 2. Public administration and political power in economic planning. 3. Inter-governmental fiscal relationships in the United States/Allan Schick. 4. Local authority budgeting in Iran/M. Rahimi. 5. Municipal body finances in Pakistan/M. Majeed. 6. Regional financial management in Turkey. 7. Financial planning for public services: a study of educational administration. 8. Remuneration of civil servants/R. Constantin. 9. Finance administration data management. Appendix: financial administration in British India. Vol.4: Dynamics of Development Administration: Preface. 1. Public administration and national development. 2. Administration and social change. 3. Bureaucracy, hierarchy and innovation. 4. Spatial aspects of development administration/J.H. James. 5. Concept of public morality in private and public organizations/H.A. Phillips. 6. Social welfare administration and society. 7. Some requirements of humanistic policy planning/Harinder Singh. 8. Social planning and administration/M.K. Roger. 9. Government and morality. 10. Ethics and conduct in the public services/E.C. Gerald. 11. Participative management in civil service/P.K. Saxena. 12. Social effects of rural projects-monitoring through people's participation/A.K. Gupta. 13. The image of the civil service in Britain/N. Neville. Appendices: 1. Policy and administration in Sri Lanka. 2. Administration and policy instruments in Nepal. Vol.5: Training for Organisational Development: Preface. 1. Training requirements of civil servants. 2. Towards the development of administrative and management capability in developing countries/R.H. Kemp & A. Aubrey. 3. In-service training: trends and issues/H.M. Mathur. 4. Towards organisational development in government: an empirical study. 5. Organisation: the development, expectation and change dimension/C. Ashokvardhan. 6. Imperatives of future and new training obligations/S.C. Seth. 7. Personnel administration-the need for realism/M.K. Chaturvedi. 8. Anatomy of the career service: an appraisal. 9. Recruitment of higher civil servants in India: Post-1976 development/S.N. Singh. 10. Training of civil servants in Japan/B.C. Mathur. 11. Training for tomorrow. 12. Developing managers for rural development/K.R.S. Murthy. 13. Recruitment and training of scientific personnel/A.R. Kidwai. 14. Reorienting research on organisational development/R. Schmidt. Vol.6: Administrative Structure and Policy in India: Preface. 1. Administration and adaptation for national development. 2. Growth of state administration in India/A.M. Rajasekhariah. 3. Perspective on village and development administration/C.H. Henry. 4. Management of rural development/S.C. Sharma. 5. Studies in development administration in India. 6. View of the Administrative Reforms Commission Report. 7. Towards more efficient All India Services. 8. Patterns of political corruption in India/R.B. Jain & C.M. Jain. 9. Administering India in the 1990's: issues before civil servants/M. Sanwal. 10. Dimensions of administrative performance and accountability/T.N. Chaturvedi. 11. Public sector-autonomy and accountability/R.C. Jain. Appendix: accountability under British administration. Vol.7: Bureaucracy, Politics and Administrative Challenge: Preface. 1. Political dimensions of development and administration. 2. Administrative process, bureaucracy and development. 3. The literate administrator/K.S. Singh. 4. Excessive controls and bureaucracy/C.N. Parkinson. 5. Institutions: political culture and administration. 6. Bureaucracy and administration. 7. The concept of productivity: its application to administration/S.N. Sadasivan. 8. Public relations in a developing democracy/S. Deva. 9. Administrative response to citizens grievances/P.S. Bhatnagar & M.K. Jain. 10. Administrative view of law. 11. Bureaucracy in the process of modernization/A.K. Ghildial. 12. Management of vigilance in government/S. Nath. 13. Assessment report, recruitment and promotion in modern bureaucracy/H.R. Bangia. 14. Personnel administration and local government bureaucracy. 15. Administration and organizational decision making. 16. The management of administration. 17. Planning for change: the search conference. 18. Political systems and administrative contexts.
The present compilation of articles, papers, excerpts and notes is intended as supplementary reading material for students and scholars of public administration. The various courses conducted by public administration institutions at the Central and State levels too have been considered in respect of their syllabus, course contents and requirements. Thus the material presented here would be of interest and of immense use to aspirants of the Central and State level commission services. The compilation deals with the modern context of public administration, local government administration and reform initiatives, financial management and accountability in public administration, the structure of administration and the development dynamics and country experiences with institutions and organisations for improving administrative performance and efficiency. The modern context encompasses in the present compilation the interface between political institution and the demands of the people in welfare state, as well as the Indian context of an inherited and modified steel frame of bureaucracy and the tasks before the government in terms of planned socio-economic development. The volumes in the series are so structured as to be readable and useful not only individually but collectively as well. The Indian context in general makes the collection of much value to students, teachers and researchers in colleges, universities and administration institutions, in the country.