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Title: Public policy in India: role of bureaucracy
Researcher: Afifa Aisha Rahmat
Guide(s): Mohd. Nafees A. Ansari
Keywords: Political Science
Public Policy
Policy Making
Upload Date: 20-Sep-2013
University: Aligarh Muslim University
Completed Date: 2012
Abstract: A policy is a blue print which guides the Government for the achievement of desired goals. It may be defined as a public need assuming importance and as far as possible, appropriately assessed for its actual fulfillment. The core of public administration is policy making, policies are vital for planning a course of action. They supply a necessary guideline which helps in planning, implementing and realizing desired objectives and in keeping the activities of the objectives within a prescribed framework of action. Policies, thus, give meaning and form the objectives. Policies may take various forms such as legislation, executive orders, or others official acts. A policy may be general or specific, broad or narrow, public or private, simple or complex, qualitative or quantitative, discretionary or detailed, explicit or implicit. From the view point of public policies, governmental activities can be classified in to two categories, such as: 1. Those based on definite or specific policies. 2. Those based on general, vague and inconsistent policies. In first chapter, I have discussed the contribution of various theorists in the field of public policy. The policy approaches of Harold Lasswell, David Easton, Charles Lindblom and Herbert Simon are discussed in detail. The response from the continuum of theories would show that there is a wide gap between the public and its problems which can be bridged simply by improving the policy making process. Policy making is a vital function in India. The process of policy making begins with the ideas and opinions of the people about the actions which they want the Government to undertake. When the Government undertakes such a commitment, it has the legal authority to do something that individuals cannot do. The governmental and administrative processes comprises of a vast mass of a decisions made almost daily. A policy decision involves action by some line official or body to reject, alter or accept a preferred policy alternative.
Pagination: viii, 220p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Political Science

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