A Click for Cleaner & Safer India

India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world with a population of 1.2 Billion (as per census 2011), still we lack behind in lots of things which are often ignored by the people like cleanliness, safe water drinking facilities, women safety and sanitation facilities. 597 million people in our country still defecate(…)

Mary Parker Follet

Mary Parker Follet occupies a prominent place in the community of thinkers on administrative thoughts though she is less known in comparison to other thinkers. She initiated studies on industrial groups. Traditionally the social and political scientists concentrated on the studies of the state or the society but her studies were concentrated on the industry.(…)

Functions performed by CSO & their advantages

Broadly, three sets of functions are performed to varying degrees by different types of civil society organizations: Articulating citizens’ interests and demands; Defending citizens’ rights; and Providing goods and services directly, without recourse to state agencies. Articulating citizens’ interests and demands is an important function performed by CSOs. Particularly when state policies and the programs(…)

GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM IN GOVERNMENT

Grievance Redress Mechanism is part and parcel of the machinery of any administration. No administration can claim to be accountable, responsive and user- friendly unless it has established an efficient and effective grievance redress mechanism. In fact, the grievance redress mechanism of an organization is the gauge to measure its efficiency and effectiveness as it(…)

Roles of Civil Society

Civil society has been widely recognized as an essential ‘third* sector. Its strength can have a positive influence on the state and the market. Civil society is therefore seen as an increasingly important agent for promoting good governance like transparency, effectiveness, openness, responsiveness and accountability. Civil society can further good governance, first, by policy analysis(…)

CIVIL SOCIETY

Civil society as “the realm of organized social life that is voluntary, self- generating, (largely) self-supporting, autonomous from the state, and bound by a legal order or set of shared rules. It consists of a vast array of organizations, both formal and informal, including interest groups, cultural and religious organizations, civic and developmental associations, issue-oriented(…)

Civil Society Organizations in India and World

Civil Society Organizationss in India : Traditional development NGOs, who went into a village or a group of villages and ran literacy programs, encouraged farmers to experiment with new crops and livestock breeds that would bring more money, helped the weavers and other village artisans market their products and so on – in short became(…)

WHY CONGRESS ACCEPTED THE PARTITION OF INDIA

Change in Congress’ Stand- By the time Attlee made the declaration on February 20, 1946, which clearly hinted at the partition, the Congress barely uttered any protest. Infact, the Working Committee of the Congress at its meeting on March 8, 1946, it announced that the Constitution thus framed by the Constituent Assembly ‘would apply only(…)

CITIZENS CHARTER

It has been recognised world over that good governance is essential for sustainable development, both economic and social. The three essential aspects emphasised in good governance are transparency, accountability and responsiveness of the administration. “Citizens’ Charters” initiative is a response to the quest for solving the problems which a citizen encounters, day in and day(…)

Indian Experience of Citizens Charter

Government of India in 1996 commenced a National Debate for Responsive Administration. A major suggestion which emerged was bringing out Citizens’ Charters for all public service organisations. Idea received strong support at the Chief Ministers’ Conference in May 1997; one of the key decisions of the Conference was to formulate and operationalise Citizens’ Charters at(…)