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Administrative Systems of Developing Societies

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The Book Atempts For The First Time, A Approach In The Form Of A "Model" Propounded By Professor R.D. Sharma Relating To Comparisons Of The Administrative Systems Of The Third World Countries. Professor R. D. Sharma's Model (R.D. Model) Is Different From Riggsian And Other Ecological Models (Cerrel Heady Etc.) In The Sense That It Takes Into Account, Not Only The Structural Function At Components And Characteristics In Talcott Parsonian And Weberian Sense But Has Added "Processes" Or Processual Dimensions Along With Procedures, Practices And 'Culture As Major "Parameters" For Comparison. The New Method (R.D. Model) Is Purely "Administrative Without Depending On Polity And Environmental Factors. Prof. Maheshwary's Analysis Pertains To "Major" Issues" And Challenges Of Public Administration Of Third World Countries. Prof. R.B. Jain Has Compared Analytically Bureaucratic Organisation Of Third World Countries. Prof. R.K. Sapru Has Highlighted "Capabilities" As Functional Components Of Administrative Systems Of Developing Societies. Dr. A.R. Basu, I.A.S. Has Provided A "Cross Country Comparison Of Bureaucratic Organisations In The Conte Of Their "Representativeness" Of Respective Societies. Prof. B.C. Smith Of Dundee Univ. U.K. Has Given Process Of Desolution Of Power In Political Environment In The Context Of Administrative Organisation Prof. Donald C. Rowat Has Developed "New" Statistical Method" For Comparing Bureaucracies Of Different Countries. The Book Contains A Highly Enlightening Essay By Professor B.S. Khanna About Decentralisation In India, Ceylon, Bangladesh, Pakistan And Nepal. Professor L.R. Sharma Looks At Administrative Systems From The Point Of View Of Governmental Investments. The Other Major Component Of The Book Relate To Prof. K.P. Singh, Reeta Singh And V.B. Prasad's Contribution About Judicial Administration, Professor Narayan Hazari Has Discussed Relationship Aspects Of Political Executive And Permanent Executive. The Book Thus Throws Light On Various Aspects Of The Structural Components As Well As Functional Characteristics Of Administrative Systems Of Developing Societies. There Is A Highly Illuminating Empirical-Date Based Essay By Prof. Satya Deva About Cultural Component Of Behaviour Of Administration In Industrial Sector. The Book Will Sense As A Major Source Of Information As Well A Reference Material To Students And Teachers Of Public Administration Of The Whole World.


Prof. R.D. Sharma (b. 1937) Bilaspur State (now in H.P.) First Class in Matriculation, First Position in B.A. in Bilaspur College, First class first in Punjab University MA Public Administration, first class second in MA II Punjab University Chandigarh (1964) Ph.D. in “Municipal Enterprises in Delhi” (1972). Text Books written Four, Books edited Four, reports published Four (Research Projects). Books in the press: Six, Research Projects completed: six, (1) “J & K State Legislature as an Instrument of Social Change (1967). (2) “Legislative Elite in J & K State” (1968) (3),”Political Power Elites and Political Behaviour in J & K State” 1967-70), (4) “People v/s Government-Reaction of People (Farmers) towards Irrigation facilities in Ten Villages in R.S. Pura Tehsil, Jammu District, J & K State (1973-74). (5) “Bureaucratic Structure and Bureaucratic Behaviour in J & K State (1976-78), (6) Information Politics-Study of Kulaks (Rich Peasants) and Policy making in India (I.C.S.S.R. Financed Research Project Rs. 40,000) 1978-79. Ph.D. Students supervised and degrees awarded: Twenty (till 1996), Ph.D. Students registered:ten, M.Phil. Students supervised: fifty, Research Papers published in Research Magazines, seventy five, National Level Seminars organised: Eight. International Seminars organised Four. Chairperson Research Group 36 on Administrative Culture of International Political Science Association. Regional Conference on Administrative Culture organised on 23rd March 1996 at New Delhi in collaboration with India Institute of Public Administration. Founder President Himachal Students Association Chandigarh (1962-64) Founder President Punjab Univ. Research Scholar Association Chandigarh (1964-65) Vice President Kashmir Univ. Teachers Association Srinagar (1967-69). General Secretary Jammu Univ. Teachers Association Jammu (1974-75). Member Executive Council Garhwal University (1991-93). President Indo-German Friendship Association Shimla 1994-99. Awarded UGC. Advanced Research Project in 1997 on Administrative Culture in five States in India.

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