This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the Indian public administrative system, taking into consideration the various administrative structures at the Central, State, district and local levels.
The book begins by providing a brief historical outline of public administration in India and the changing role of Indian administration. Then it goes on to give a detailed discussion on the structure of the civil services, as well as the functions and roles of the :
Council of Ministers
Finance, Home and External Affairs Ministries
It also details the roles of the State administration consisting of the :
In addition, the text describes the features of local self government and conditions for its success, womens participation in local self government, financial administration, and major committees and commissions constituted for administrative reforms in India. Finally, it deals with issues such as Information Technology, human rights and globalizationso crucial for public administration.
This well-organized book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Political Science and Public Administration. Besides, students preparing for civil services examinations and all those who are interested in the study of Indian Administration will find the book quite handy.