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Agenda for improving Governance   
Agenda for improving Governance
Published by Academic Foundation
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Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi.
Hard  Back Book     :   Pages : 652
2004  Edition         :   ISBN - 81-7188-358-3
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This collection of papers is about governance, variously defined and interpreted. Taken collectively, these sixteen papers set out the reform agenda for governance, or alternatively, for the role of the State. This is a critical subset of second or third generation reforms. If this agenda is implemented, the 2020 dream will materialize sooner rather than later.


BIBEK DEBROY is Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi. He is the author and editor of several books, papers and popular articles. Bibek Debroy’s special interests are international trade (in particular the WTO), law reform and the political economy of liberalization in India.


The Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS), New Delhi is part of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and functions as a think tank. The target audience of the RGICS includes parliamentarians, legislators and representatives of political parties, public policy makers and their advisers, the intelligentsia, the media and various interest groups. To interface with these groups, RGICS uses different modes of communication like books, monographs, working papers, symposia, discussions, talks and lectures. The RGICS research work is focused on international economic relations, law reforms, IT and economic reforms in India.


Editor's Introduction :
The Reform Agenda in Governance
1. Agenda for Improving Governance
Bibek Debroy
2. How is the State Functioning ?
A Comparative Analysis of Growth, Governance and Social Issues during 8th and 9th Plan Period
Debashis Chakraborty
3. A Review of Administrative Reforms in India
Rahul Mukherji
4. Administrative Reforms in India
Amir Ullah Khan
5. Suggested Agenda for Administrative Reforms
Jayprakash Narayan
6. Concept and Practice of Administrative Reforms in Indian States
P. S. A. Sundaram
7. E-governance: Government Initiatives in India
P. D. Kaushik
8. Reforming Infrastructure: Survey of Recommendations of Select Committees
Debashis Chakraborty
9. Water Management in India: Policy Issues
Mohammed Saqib
10. Reforms Agenda for Agriculture
C. H. Hanumantha Rao
11. Social Sector Schemes: A Brief Review
D. Shyam Babu
12. The State of India's Education: A Survey of Literature
Paromita Shastri
13. A Note on Educational Policy for India
P. V. Indiresan
14. The Health Status of Indians: A Perspective
Laveesh Bhandari & Aarti Khare
15. Institutional Reforms in the Administration of Criminal Justice in India
Arnab Kumar Hazra
16. An Economic Freedom Index for India's States
Bibek Debroy, Shubhashis Gangopadhyay and Laveesh Bhandari

Authors / Contributors

Bibek Debroy Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemorary Studies, New Delhi.
Debashis Chakraborty Research Associate, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi.
Rahul Mukherji Assistant Professor, Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi.
Amir Ullah Khan Research Fellow, India Development Foundation, Gurgaon.
Jayaprakash Narayan Campaign Coordinator, Lok Satta, Hyderabad.
P.S.A. Sundaram Ex-civil Servent and consultant to various International organizations on Governance Reforms.
P.D. Kaushik Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi.
Mohammed Saqib Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi.
C.H. Hanumantha Rao Chairman, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.
D. Shyam Babu Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi.
Paromita Shastri Assistant Editor, Outlook, New Delhi.
P.V. Indiresan Former Director, IIT, Chennai and Columnist
Laveesh Bhandari Chief Economist, Indicus Analytics, New Delhi.
Aarti Khare Economic Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi.
Arnab Kumar Hazra Economic Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi.
Subhashis Gangopadhyay Founder-Director, India Development Foundation, Gurgaon.
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