Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series II (Volume IV: Eastern India (Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh)Socio Economic Profile of Rural India Series-2
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About the Book :
One of the major objectives of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, which imparts training to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, is not only to sensitize them towards the plight of rural people but also to equip them with an in-depth understanding of rural issues. The IAS officer trainees are required to prepare a village study report as a part of their district assignments after conducting extensive questionnaire-based household survey. The Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India is based on the data collected by the IAS Officer Trainees. The Socio-Economic Profile of Rural India Series I is already published in four volumes. The centre also initiated the publication of Series II in five volumes. The present volume on Eastern India contains study reports of the States of Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
About Author :
C. Ashokvardhan is an IAS Officer of 1980 Batch and belongs to Bihar cadre. During his career as Indian Administrative Officer, he has been posted in several important Government Departments. Prior to joining Indian Administrative Service, he was teaching in Colleges as a Lecturer in Political Science. He is the author of many books and articles pertaining to issues on Land Reforms, Police Reforms, Agriculture, Rural Development etc. At present he is the Director, Consolidation (Bihar), Government of Bihar.
Ashish Vachhani He completed M.Phil (International Organizations) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, before joining the Indian Administrative Service. He joined as Sub-Collector, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar District, in 1999 before moving over to the Finance Department in Government of Tamil Nadu as Under Secretary/Deputy Secretary (Budget) Joint Secretary. While in Finance Department as the State Budget Officer, he was responsible for preparing the Annual Budget of the State Government, piloting it through the Legislature for approval and overseeing its implementation. He was closely associated with revenue collection, Plan formulation, scheme expenditure, preparation and posing of development projects for external funding from multilateral institutions etc. He has worked as District Collector of Dharmapuri District and Tiruchirappalli District. He joined the Academy in March 2008 and has keen interest in riding and hiking.