Handbook on the Working of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

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  • Author :V.K. Agnihotri
  • Year of Publication :2005
  • ISBN: :9788180691942
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 570
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Public Administration

About the Book :

This Handbook of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has been designed to achieve two main objectives. In the first place, it is expected that detailed documentation of various processes for which the Ministry is responsible, along with precedents and checklists, should enable provisioning of error-free services to our valued clients. It is a small first step in the direction of the ultimate goal of ISO certification and delivering quality services with the assurance of zero-defect. The second objective is to get over the usual and now familiar dealing-hand-is-not-available syndrome in government offices. Often the work of a Ministry or Department comes to an embarrassing halt because of the non-availability of an individual. Important decisions have to be postponed till the person becomes available to put up the necessary papers. It is hoped that a Handbook of this nature will definitely reduce, if not totally eliminate, such situations. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs handles several key processes relating to the management of Government business in Parliament and issues pertaining to the welfare of Members of Parliament, among others. In the nature of things, these processes entail a zero-defect approach. The chapters in this book are identified in the context of the work allocated to the Ministry in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 (as amended up to 12/1/2004). The broad framework of each chapter comprises explaining the concerned task through a background note, listing out various components of the process and documenting the policy decisions taken from time to time with regard to that process. At the core of these chapters is a set of samples provided as annexes, which will facilitate speedy and efficient implementation of the processes. In most cases a checklist too has been included in order to achieve the objective of zero-defect.

About Author :

V.K. Agnihotri, an IAS officer of 1968 batch, belongs to the Andhra Pradesh Cadre of the Service. Born on 25 August 1945, he obtained his Masters degrees in English Literature and Political Science from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Design from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Before Joining the IAS, he was on the Faculty of English Studies at University of Allahabad. He was recipient of several awards and honours during his distinguished academic career, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth House. University of Oxford, in 1991-92. Among several responsible Positions with the State and Central Governments, Dr. Agnihotri has held Posts of Collector of Visakhapatnam District, Director of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Development Commissioner for Handlooms (Minisitry of Textiles), Government of India. He was with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie from 1992 to 1998, initially as the Joint Director, and later as Professor of Public Administration. Currently, he is Additional Secretary in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions), Government of India. His areas of Specialisation are public service Quality, public policy, administrative reforms, e-governance, rural and cottage industries, panchayati raj and primary education. He has several publications to his credit, including books entitled Environment and Development , Skills for Effective Administrators, Public Policy Analysis and Design and Dimensions of the New Economic Policy.