Communitisation: The Third Way of Governance

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  • Author :R.S. Pandey
  • Year of Publication :2010
  • ISBN: :9788180696466
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XX, 170
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Developmental Studies, NGOs, North East Indian Studies, Rural Development, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development

About the Book :

Communitisation is an innovative response to a major public administration challenge posed by dismal delivery of grass root level government provided services such as elementary education, primary health care, supply of drinking water and power. The concept is simple in understanding but enormous in its contribution to improvement in governance of the grass roots level public utilities through sharing of State-created assets with the user community and also investment of user communities potent resource of social capital. This book presents the first-hand account of the success of communitisation programme in the sectors of elementary education, primary health care and power management undertaken in the state of Nagaland. Analysing the options available for improving the services, it describes how the difficulties en route and the politics of reform are to be taken care of. Also, it deals with the social capital which is central to the process of communitisation.

About Author :

R.S. Pandey (b. 1950) is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of 1972 batch. Presently he is the Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Earlier he has served in various capacities in the Central Government as well as in the Government of Nagaland, including as the Chief Secretary and the Advisor to the Governor of Nagaland. His innovative work on communitisation won him the Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2007. The Programme also received the UN Award for Public Service in 2008.
He has to his credit two books, namely Going to Scale with Education Reform: India's District Primary Education Programme, 1995-99 and Perspectives in Disability and Rehabilitation.