Administration and Governance

July 15, 2015

Community Policing

‘Community Policing’ is a joint endeavour between Police & Community to recognize troubles of crime, disorder and calls for all components of the community in the hunt for answers to these troubles. This notion brings the Police & Community into…

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Probity in Governance

Probity (Satyanishtha in Hindi) literally means a complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles. Every day, we hear and talk about probity in public life. We expect our political leaders and bureaucrats to be transparent in their dealings. Their…

March 29, 2015

Key Hindrances to Good Governance

Good governance means an accountable and audited public service which has the bureaucratic competence to implement appropriate public policies and an independent judicial system to uphold the law. Despite the continuing efforts to enhance the quality of governance in the…

March 28, 2015

Significance of Good Governance

Kautilya in his treatise Arthashastra propounded the qualities of good governance by the ruling king as follows: In the happiness of his subject lies his happiness, in their welfare his welfare, whatever please himself he shall not consider good. India…

March 28, 2015

Good Governance: Meaning and Concept

In terms of distinguishing the term governance from government, "governance" is what a "government" does. It might be a geo-political, a corporate government, a socio-political government, or any number of different kinds of government. Governance is the dynamic exercise of…

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Accountability of a Civil Servant

The accountability of civil servants both to ministers and to the Parliament, are constitutional and politically significant. The personal accountability of civil servants and their responsibility towards the society are equally substantial and they are interconnected. In particular their accountability…

March 28, 2015

Ethics is Grounded in the Notion of Accountability

People seek accountability. They want to know who is responsible and accountable for certain actions and the consequences of those actions. Responsibility refers to "a sphere of duty or obligation" assigned to a person by the nature of that person’s…

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Importance of Accountability in Good Governance

Accountability is a mechanism designed to ensure that the affairs or the entities are conducted with due regard to the interests of those who are interested in the affairs of the entity. Accountability guarantees actions and decisions taken by public…

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Importance of Ethical Values in Good Governance

The concept of "governance" is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Good governance is characterised by 8 major values. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and…

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A catalogue of Higher Civil Service

Executive forms one of the constitutional machinery which is one among the three pillars of democracy. The constitution of India provides permanence in tenure which is equivalent to the judiciary in the country. Judiciary which forms the basic part of…