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Development administration in a ‘Welfare State’

“Lokah samastah sukhino bhavabhavantu.”
“Satyam param dhimahi”
(Meaning -“May peace and happiness prevail everywhere” and Truth, divinity and knowledge shine the world.”

Effective and efficient development in a welfare state demands not merely saying or doing right things at the right time but avoiding and doing wrong things at any time. India as a nation not only got free from British rule, but has regained the power to do welfare planning the way it wants to.
It goes to the credit of India that in the past, India gave the first University to the world and the earliest school of medicine. It gave four religions to the world. There are hundreds of mosques, churches, temples and gurudwaras. It has always been a giver. It gave asylum to more than 3,00,000 refugees who fled religious and political persecution.

For effective governance, the government should provide training to its civil servants in –

  • Overall capacity building.
  • human resource development,
  • Sensitising them about key development issues,
  • Familiarization with Union budget and demands of various ministries.
  • Devolution process.
  • Familiarization with processes related to infrastructure Development,
  • understanding of project design, development and implementation and
  • understanding key features of procurement policy, industrial policy.


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In modern times, of all acts of civilized society, perhaps, governance is one of the most difficult tasks, as it deals with issues – political, economic or social, that directly affect public life of living human beings, who are full of psychological and sociological complexes and prone to unpredictable behavior. Good governance is the foundation stone to build a forward- looking society.

Earlier in the nineteenth Century the main tasks of an administration were universally the maintenance of law and order and revenue collection. But in the post war period in general, development consciousness and development efforts, emerged in the new nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America and parts of Europe, which required a civil service of integrity, equipped with administrative ability and practical sagacity for development. The emphasis in administration has shifted to the welfare plans, national reconstruction and development.

Civil services in a ‘Welfare State’ 

French Revolution, Bolshevik Revolution…

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February 11, 2014 Posted by | Bureaucracy/Civil Services | , | 1 Comment


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