Overview for Development Administration in an Indian State
Development Administration in an Indian State is an account of evolution of the Block Administration and its role in introducing and inducing participatory processes of development in what is known as a â€˜complex, diverse and risk-prone environmentâ€™. The book highlights the constitutional mandate for involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions and focuses on the role of the BDO in planning and implementing the rural social development. The concept of Community Development, which commenced on 2 October 1952 in Etah district of U.P. on an experimental basis, was extended to the whole country during the next ten years. The BDO became the principal functionary for implementing the community development programmes and his duties and responsibilities increased progressively with the passage of time and democratization and decentralization of the planning process. An attempt has been made in this book to expose the development functionaries to the duties and responsibilities of the â€˜king pinâ€™ of the development administration and for doing so, the Block Development Administration in Orissa state has been taken as a basis
Dr. Taradatt, MA in Sanskrit from Banaras Hindu University and Ph.D. for his work on Sankarâ€™s Philosophy from the same Institution. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1983. Having held various assignments such as Sub Collector, Project Director-District Rural Development Agency, Collector and District Magistrate, Director-Tribal Welfare, Director, Mass Education, Agriculture and Food Production, Additional Secretary-Panchayat Raj, Commissioner cum Secretary-Fisheries and Animal Resources Development etc. under the Government of Orissa, the author joined the Government of India on August 1, 2000 as Joint Secretary, Zonal Council Secretariat and Director (State Reorganisation), Ministry of Home Affairs, Director, Mass Education. He has a number of articles to his credit on development related issues, which have been published in different reputed Journals. Another book written by him on Block Development Administration is under publication.