The present compilation of articles, papers, excerpts and notes is intended as supplementary reading material for students and scholars of public administration. The various courses conducted by public administration institutions at the central and state levels too have been considered in respect of their syllabus, course contents and requirements. Thus the material presented here would be of interest as well as great use to aspirants of the central and state level commission services. The attempt has been to draw material from as wide a range of national and international sources as possible.
Dr. Raimann Pattanayak earned his doctorate in public Administration from the University of North Bengal. His tenure as a Visiting Professor at the Hull School of Public Administration during 1968-70 and association with a Leeds University research project on local administration (1973), along with over 25 in-depth papers presented at seminars and conferences in India and European countries have earned him a place of distinction in the academic circles in India.