Good Governance in India: Prospects and Challenges
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About the Book :
This book is a compilation of papers presented by reputed academicians at the 2-day national seminar on Good Governance in India organised by the Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai on 1-2 April, 2017.
The Concept of Good Governance is not new. The characteristics of Good Governance are found in Kautilya's Arthashastra. Good Governance is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. Government is alone not responsible for ensuring Good Governance. It needs the participation of several actors like the civil society, judiciary, Non-Governmental Organisations and others. Unless there is a concerted effort, it is difficult to ensure Good Governance. In a country like India the challenges to Good governance are too many and it calls for a determined effort on the part of the government of the day to overcome the challenges.
The papers presented at the Seminar discuss the various aspects of Good Governance in India and point out the steps required to be taken for ushering in and promoting Good Governance.
About Author :
Vasundhara Mohan acquired her MA degree in History from Manasa Gangotri, Mysore University. After acquiring her PhD for her work on the Muslims of Sri Lanka from the Department of Political Science, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, she joined the Centre of Soviet Studies, Mumbai University in 1984 and retired as Associate Professor in 2006.
From 2007 to 2014 she was associated with the Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism in Mumbai, founded by Late Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer. During this period she developed special in interest in the empowerment of Muslim women and organised a number of workshops for Muslim women in different parts of the country.
She has also written and published a number of books. She has also published a number of articles on Muslim women.
She has widely travelled in Sri Lanka, USA, UK, Soviet Union/Russia, Thailand etc., for participation and presentation of research papers. Presently, she is working as Programme Director at the Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai.
Scaria Pannackal is the Director of The Institute of Indian Culture a Research Centre for the study of Culture, Religion and Society. He has his Doctorate in Social Philosophy from the University of Pune. He has Published Articles on various aspects of Culture and Religion. Presently, he also teaches at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.