1st Edition

Administration in India Challenges and Innovations

    262 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the administration in India from independence to date. It examines the major transformation in the administrative service initiated by the ‘Minimum Government and Maximum Governance’ initiative of the Government of India in 2014.

    In spite of enormous diversity and population, India has made remarkable progress in various fields such as health, education, infrastructure, and technology. Structured in three parts, (1) social sector, (2) infrastructure and economy, and (3) e-governance and service delivery, the book examines challenges of governance and provides insight into different innovations undertaken to address these challenges. E-governance lies at the core of this transformation of accountability, transparency, and time-bound service delivery. Contributions in this book are written by experts working in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), academia, and the private sector and cover a wide spectrum of administration from the point of view of different departments of government, as well as the experiences of the authors ranging from senior bureaucrats to mid-career officers and analyses of researchers on administration and its challenges.

    The initiatives covered in this book can serve as solutions to similar challenges faced by other developing countries in the world. The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of administration and policy, civil service, public management, South Asian politics, and Development Studies.

    Introduction, Ashish Kumar Srivastava and Iva Ashish Srivastava Part 1. Social Sector Chapter 1. Tribal Administration in India: Issues and Challenges, Vijoy S. Sahay and Ujjwala Gupta; Chapter 2. India’s March Towards Sanitation: The Swachh Bharat Story to Make India Open Defecation Free, Yugal Kishore Joshi; Chapter 3. Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board- Comparative Analysis, Challenges Encountered, and Lesson Learnt, Ravinath Raman; Chapter 4. Challenges in Healthcare in India, Nitin Dutt Bhardwaj; Chapter 5. The Social World of the Women Tea Plantation Workers of Rural Dooars in North Bengal: Time Poverty and Social Exclusion, Priyadarshini Bhattacharya Part 2. Infrastructure and Economy Chapter 6. The Role of the Multilateral Development Banks in Development Finance: The Indian Experience, Prasanna V. Salian; Chapter 7. Challenges in Administering and Governing Megaprojects in India, Ashwini Mahalingam; Chapter 8. A Roadmap for Attracting Investment and Industry for Economic Development of States, Parag Gupta; Chapter 9. Issues and Innovation in Urban India to Make Cities Sustainable, Resilient and Livable, Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Shailesh Bagauli and Somesh Sharma; Chapter 10. Urban Institutions and Disaster Management in India, Iva Ashish Srivastava and Avijit Sahay; Chapter 11. The Binaries – “Rural vs Urban” and “Urban vs Slums” Shaping Urban Development in India: Challenges and Implication for Policy and People, Vidya Bhushan Part 3. E-governance and Service Delivery Chapter 12. Indian Civil Services: from Past Precedents to Future Possibilities, Sanjeev Chopra; Chapter 13. Use of Technology in Administration, Akhilesh Kumar Srivastava; Chapter 14. Digital Governance: Government of India Initiatives in Public Sector, Prashant Salwan and Bhupendra Singh Bisht; Index


    Ashish Kumar Srivastava is an IAS officer and currently serving as Additional Secretary, Higher Education and Information & Science Technology, Uttarakhand, India.

    Iva Ashish Srivastava is an IAS officer and currently serving as Director, Census Operations, Uttarakhand, India..