Overview for Tribal Development Administration in India
The present volume is a collection of some highly informative and thought-provoking papers contributed by nineteen experts on the theme of Tribal Development in Indiaâ€™. The term Tribalâ€™ used by the authors in their papers. Represents those communities or groups which have been included in the list of Scheduled Tribes in the Indian Constitution. Tribal areas of India present an extremely complex socio-economic situation. During the pre-Independence days, the tribal areas were grossly neglected and chronically backward but after Independence, a special treatment was given to these areas. They were reorganized and the governors of states were given regulation-making powers for tribal development administration. The main thrust during the first three five Year Plans was on economic development while in the Fourth Plan a specific target group development approach was adopted. For Tribal development attention should be focused on equitable distribution of wealth, full utilization of manpower and better use of natural resources. The book gives a masterly exposition of the subject and contains very useful information about how tribal development took the present shape through various Five Year Plans. Useful suggestions have been advanced by the specialists whose papers have been included in this volume. Some comprehensive suggestions have been made by them for poverty alleviation and economic uplift of the tribals.
Ashok Ranjan Basu (Editor)
Dr. Ashok Ranjan, IAS (b. 1945) had a brilliant academic career. A gold medallist, he did his M.A. (Public Administration) from the Panjab University, securing first class first position and M.A. (in Metropolitan Planning) at the University of Liverpool (U.K.). He obtained Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He also obtained diplomas in Export Management and Labour Law before joining Civil Service. He started his career as a Lecturer in Physics at Patna University. He was associated with Delhi Development Authority for five years. He has served as a quest faculty at a number of leading national Institutes and attended many national and international seminars where he presented papers on different aspects of Urban Planning. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and also an Academic Counsellor in the faculty of Business Management in the Indira Gandhi National Open University. Dr. Basu ha a number of publications to his credit. His name has been included in a number of books such as Survey of Research in Public Administration by R.K. Sapru.
Satish Nijhawan (Editor)
Dr. Satish Chandra Nijhawan (b. 1953), after having done his M.A. (Hindi) from Kurukshetra University was awarded with M.Phil (First Class) in 1977 by the M.D. University, Rohtak and Ph.D. in 1984 by the H.P. University, shimla. A seasoned teacher having over a decadeâ€™s professional experience, currently he is an Associate Professor at the H.P. Institute of Public Administration Shimla. He has published a large number of research articles in various journals.