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Musings on Governance, Governing, and Corruption

N. Vittal (Author)
Synopsis "Musings on governance, Governing, and Corruption" is an anthology reflecting the author's experiences during his long and outstanding career, where he held various key positions such as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner; Chairman, Telecommunications, Government of India; and Secretary, Government of India. This unique piece of writing serves as a transparent medium through which one can view the intricacies of administration, governance and the ill-effects of the all-pervasive corruption. This articles included in the volume broadly cover three themes: Governing, Governance, and Corruption. The significance of understanding good governance, the issues pertaining toe ethics and the dire necessity of avoiding scams and scandals, and the need to gear up the entire public administration and root out the canker of corruption from the soil of India are some of the issues addressed in the book. Though the book reflects the author’s perception of the various aspects of governance and governing, and ideas, it is sure to trigger enthusiasm in the minds of the readers, which, in turn, generates new ideas.
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About the author

N. Vittal

Central Vigilance Commissioner, (Retd.) in a career of more than 40 years in the IAS, has held a number of assignments at the Government of Gujarat, Central Government as well as in a Joint Sector Enterprise. He has been Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary. Department of Telecommunication, Government of India, Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board; Managing Director, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertiliser Company Limited; and Secretary, Department of Electronics, Government of India. As Chairman, Telecom Commission, Mr. Vittal initiated the process of liberalization in the Telecom sector and played a major role in getting the Telecom Policy 1994 approved. As Secretary, Department of Electronics, he initiated the concept of software exports to zoom. As Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board, he initiated measures for greater transparency and speed in the function of PESB. A prolific writer Mr. Vittal is a regular contributor to journals, magazines and newspapers including The Economic and Political Weekly. The Economic Times, Financial Express, Business India and Several professional journals. He has authored seven books: India Incorporated: Reflections on the Indian electronic Industry, The Vicious Cycle of Vittal’s Law, The Red Tape Guerilla, Fighting Corruption and Restructuring Government, Information Technology: India’s Tomorrow and Public Sector Governance & Management, Vittal has not only been a successful civil servant, but has also been included by the Business Today magazine in their list, prepared at the time of Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence in 1997, of 50 men and women who made a contribution to the economy of the country in the fifty years after independence.

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Bibliographic information

Title Musings on Governance, Governing, and Corruption
Author N. Vittal
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178813459
length xiv+234+14p., Figures; Index; 23cm.