1st Edition

Public Administration in India

    352 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    352 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This textbook is essential reading for undergraduate and post graduate students of Public Administration, Political Science and UPSC aspirants. 

    Lucid, accessible, and student-friendly, Public Administration in India

    · Familiarizes students with the theory, practice, and evolution of Indian administration through contextual analysis;

    · Adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in discussing the traditional and emerging issues of the Indian administration;

    · Focuses on the processes of administration with reference to their constitutional provisions as well as socio-economic and political contexts;

    · Highlights new issues and challenges in the field of public administration in India through critical analysis of its growth and development since Independence.

    This book will be key reading for the candidates appearing for various civil service examinations as well as for students and researchers of political science and public administration.

    Introduction 1. Evolution of Indian administration 2. Constitution and Indian administration 3. Structure of Central Administration 4. Administrative system in States 5. District administration 6. Local governance in India: rural and urban 7. Civil Services in India 8. Reforms in Indian administration 9. Public policy in India 10. Planning in India 11. Financial administration in India 12. Citizen and administration 13. Welfare administration in India 14. Environmental Governance in India 15. Issues in Indian Administration (Part I & II) Conclusion


    Bidyut Chakrabarty is Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.

    Prakash Chand Kandpal is Professor and Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest are public administration, Public Policy, Governance studies, Local Governance, Environmental Policy and politics in India.