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Landmarks in Delhi Administration: Post-Independence Era (1947-97)

S.C. Vajpeyi (Editor) S P Verma (Editor)
Synopsis The city of Delhi and its environs are unique in more sense than one. Beginning from the kingdom of Pandavas of the Mahabharat times, a student of history and administration will have to pass through a maze of historical passages transcending other kingdoms whether of the Mughals, the Afghans, the Marathas and last but not the least the British. In the fifth decade of the Indian independence some academics, administrators, city planners, etc., considered the possibility of bringing out a volume which will comprise the myriad facets of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. An attempt has been made, however, to present to the readers the various administrative problems from the beginning of modern India and the emergence of British Raj till date. The various articles deal with different aspects of governance; the historical legacy; the political/administrative equations, particularly that between the Lt.-Governor and the Council of Ministers; landmarks in Delhi legislation; law and order management, women and child development programmes; organization and functions of DDA; problems and prospects of metropolitan Transport Authority; management and supply of electricity and drinking water, problems of slums and urban poor as well as those of environmental conservation and sustainable development; technical education in Delhi; the setting up of training institutions to professionalise Civil Service; and last but not the least the burning problem of redressal of public grievances. The concluding part contains the address of the Lt.-Governor of Delhi which by itself is a frank appraisal of the redressal machinery seen through the eyes of the Chief Executive of the Delhi Government.
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About the authors

S.C. Vajpeyi

S.C. Vajpeyi (January 7, 1928-August 7, 1997), a retired IAS officer, was Chief Secretary, Delhi Administration, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and Hony. Secretary, Indian Institute of Public Administration's (IIPA) Delhi Regional Branch. Besides holding several important positions in government before retirement, including Resident Director, Indian Investment Centre, London, and Executive Director at its headquarters in New Delhi, he was associated with the governing bodies of a number of non-governmental organisations like Pioneer, Banking Service Recruitment Board, KVIC Recruitment Board, Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (Chairman of Its Delhi Branch), Shivaji college (University of Delhi), Delhi college of Vocational Studies, etc. He authored a large number of articles, conference papers and monographs.

S P Verma

Professor S.P. Verma (b.1942) taught at the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University. He has published extensively on Indian miniatures and British paintings narrating the events of the Revolt of 1857 including Art and Material Culture in the Paintings of Akbar's Court (1978); Mughal Painters and Their Work, A Biographical Survey and Comprehensive Catalogue (1994); Mughal Painter of Flora and Fauna: Ustad Mansur (1999); Painting the Mughal Experience (2005); Eighteen Fifty Seven: Revolt and Contemporary Visuals (2007); and Crossing Cultural Frontiers: Biblical Themes in Mughal Painting (2011) and as editor Flora and Fauna in Mughal Art (1999), and 1857: An Illustrated History (2008). In 1986-87, Dr. Verma worked at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright Fellow, and in 2005-06 at the Aligarh Muslim University as a Senior Fellow in History (ICHR). Dr. Verma, a practicing artist as well, is the recipient of two prestigious awards by the Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (1981), and the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata (1982). Currently, Dr. Verma is an Emeritus Fellow in History (UGC) at Aligarh Muslim University.

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Title Landmarks in Delhi Administration: Post-Independence Era (1947-97)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121205689
length 374p., Tables; References; Index; 23cm.