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Good Governance: Case Studies in Administrative Innovations

Rajesh Singh (Editor) P.L. Sanjeev Reddy (Editor)
Synopsis As a supplement to direct instruction method, case Study is an effective device to make the students/trainees aware of the intricacies of the system of Public Administration. Actual cases can help the students to understand the principles and practice of Public Administration clearly. This can encourage them to take up study of other case studies for their understanding and development. This also helps the students to move from concrete to abstract, a fundamental principle of education. Through the case method, the social researchers attempt to examine the variety of factors operating withi8n a social unit, as an integrated whole. For group or process analysis, this method is recognized as highly fruitful. An applied case study seeks to relate the theoretical knowledge to a specific problem, with a view to improve efficiency. Case studies create an awareness of the nature of lapses and oversights in administrative skills and deficiencies in the existing methods and procedures; no doubt, the method is widely recognized technique of training in management development programmes. The twelve case studies included in this volume focus on different areas of governance involving decision making situations and can be used effectively for training programmes. These are contributed by academicians/Professionals and administrators in different areas of public administration and are evaluated by a panel of domain experts. The volume would be of immense value and utility for the trainers and teachers of Public Administration.
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About the authors

Rajesh Singh

Dr. (Mrs.) Rajesh Singh is currently a Professor of Behavioural Sciences at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. She has laudable achievements in the area of Organisation Behaviour, Organisation Development and Human Resource Management. She also specializes in the areas of Dissaster Management, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Training Technologies and Case Study Preparation and use. An accomplish trainer and consultant, she has published large number of articles in reputed journals and has completed 20 Research and Consultancy Projects.

P.L. Sanjeev Reddy

P.L. Sanjeev Reddy has been Director of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi 1 April 2002.  After obtaining his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees in Economics from Andhra Univeristy, he joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1964 and was allotted the Andhra Pradesh cadre.  Subsequently, he did a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, U.K. and Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Andhra Univeristy.  During a period spanning over thirty-five years in the civil service, he held various sensitive, responsible and challenging assignements in different areas.  Prior to superannuating in December 2000, he was Secretary, Department of Company Affairs, Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Government of India (GOI).  Earlier, he was Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, GOI, and, before that, Secretary, Department of Rural Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment, GOI (6 November 1997 to 5 May 1999).  From 8 February 1995 to 4 November 1997, he was Director General, Indian Insititute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.  From 3 September 1993 to 8 February 1995, he was Director General of foreign Trade and ex-officio Additional Secretary, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Commission.  Earliers, Dr. Reddy has worked as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and also as Special Assistant to the President of India.  Dr. Reddy has been a recipient of several awards including, in 2002, the Golden Peacock Award of the Institute of Directors, London, for Excellence in Public Service.

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Bibliographic information

Title Good Governance: Case Studies in Administrative Innovations
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173918643
length xii+172p., Tables; Figures; Appendix; 23cm.