Bureaucracy and Rural Development in Mizoram

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  • Author :Harendra Sinha
  • Year of Publication :2012
  • ISBN: :9788180698309
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXII, 242
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies, Political Science, Rural Development

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About the Book :

Bureaucracy is the dependable machinery all over the world including India through which the states implement development programmes. In fact, bureaucracy is an integral part of the execution of rural development process in India. However, the failure of bureaucracy to enthuse people participation and successful implementation led to decentralisation of authority and power to local self-governing institutions-the PRI to have the entire charge of developmental works. While rural development programmes are now implemented with the coordination of rural bureaucracy and PRI, in case of Mizoram, since PRI not introduced (exempted from 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act) and the existing Village Councils not viable as PRI, the State is depend on bureaucracy which assumes more power and influence. Block level bureaucracy in particular, occupies a decisive role in the implementation of rural development programmes and to stimulate people participation in development. However, it failed to bring significant changes in the living conditions of the village people as expected and could not live up to the expectations of the rural people. In this context, the present book Bureaucracy and Rural Development in Mizoram acquires much significance. It has an in-depth assessment on block level bureaucracy conducted in Lunglei district of Mizoram. It also examines the perceptions of grassroots bureaucracy, democratic decentralisation, problems and prospects of rural development in Mizoram and suggested suitable measures. This book is expected to enrich the scanty literature on bureaucracy and rural development in the region.

About Author :

Harendra Sinha obtained his MA (Political Science) and Ph.D. degrees from Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam. He is presently working as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, Government J. Buana College Lunglei, Mizoram. He is actively engaged in teaching and research works. He has contributed number of research papers and regularly contributes articles to various journals and present papers at seminars. He has written books on Indian Government and Politics, Major Political System, Political Theory, Western Political Thought and Public Administration (co-authored) published by Research and Publications Committee, Government J. Buana College. Dr. Sinha is currently a member of Board of Studies of the Department of Political Science, Mizoram University, Mizoram Academic Forum (MAF), Mizoram Political Science Association (MIPSA), Mizoram College Teachers Association (MCTA) and the Secretary of MCTA Branch.