We and Our Administration
The book consists of eight chapters analysing Corruption, Police, Population Control, Urban Administration, Executive Vigilance, Electoral Reform, Secularism and National Integration and Crime and Punishment. All are in micro fields of administration which are mismanaged or not managed at all. Corruption is a much talked about subject. Various types and causes of corruption have been classified, elaborated and analysed and in this context function and malfunction of audit and executive vigilance have been focused in the book. The chapter on Police shows why and how the lack of sincerity and political will is standing in the way of actual reform and how it can be overcome successfully. In population it has been shown with factual arithmetic as to how the deployment of family planning workers can bring about economic results more than expected in medium and long terms and what methods should be applied in the Indian context. Executive vigilance had no contribution in exposing nearly fifty scams which came into limelight during the nineteen nineties. Electoral strategy should be such that mushroom growth of parties can be curtailed without offending any party and the concept of value of votes should be introduced for actual reform, the book says. The writer has a firm conviction that all systemic weaknesses of administration can be overcome for betterment in all fields through participatory democracy.
K.C. Brahmachary (b. 1935) is a Post-Graduate in Economics. Having served the Delhi Administration for over thirty years in various capacities, he has an intimate knowledge of the jagged roads of administration. He has served in various departments, e.g., Industry, Labour, Sales Tax, Food & Civil Supplies and Vigilance. He has had detailed encounters with the problems of the departments and the people affected by them. As an Industries Officer, he served the Royal Government of Bhutan fruitfully for two and a half years of deputation. Rich in experience of Bhutan, he penned a book on Bhutan which was well received. He has been contributing to various journals including Yojana.
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