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Governance Watch

Governance Watch

June 2011

Supplementary Issue

Cover Story

The out of box man

Mohd Asim Khan

Quraishi does not fight shy of adopting innovative methods for addressing governance problems and that makes him an outstanding performer,

“The proposal to debar criminals has been pending for some time now”

Pramod Kumar and Mehnaz Nasreen

As the chief election commissioner, SY Quraishi has his hands full. In a wide ranging exclusive interview with Governance Watch, he says that chargesheeted persons should be barred from contesting elections

Big Catch

Investigations are on…

Raju Kumar

Bureaucrats Tinu and Arvind Joshi were accused of owning property in excess of Rs 300 crores, making it the biggest corruption case in the country so far.

Bureaucrat in Focus

Building Bridges

Rajan Prakash

Pratyay Amrit has brought significant changes in Bihar’s infrastructural sector like not too many before him have done.

From the Editor

Things that make India tick

Ranjit Bhushan, Editor

A year after the 1857 revolt had been well and truly quelled, the British in India embarked upon their first major administrative voyage, the Act for the Better Government of India, 1858, a legislation of far reaching import.


“It all begins here”

Parimal Peeyush and photo by Mukunda De

Situated in Mussorie, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is India’s premier research and training institute on public policy and public administration.


‘I think art and administration are not mutually exclusive’

Onkareshwar Pandey

Principal Secretary in the Government of Rajasthan Kiran Soni Gupta is as deft at pushing files as she is pursuing myriad interests like being a painter, prolific writer, avid traveler and an activist administrator. In an exclusive interview to Governance Watch she talks about her vision of being a versatile person and investing in life.


Hope and despair

Manish Macwan and Raju Kumar

From the larger questions of development to bringing justice to riot victims, activism has done it all.

Change Agent

Rebel Without a Pause

N. Asokan

With over 54,000 judgements, Justice K. Chandru has taken on India’s arcane judicial processes.

Questioning the Judiciary

Judging the judges?

Puja Awasthi

With charges of corruption, pelf and sleaze mounting against the higher judiciary, a prominent arm of Indian democracy is under the scanner as never before

Internet Spread

Bridging the digital divide

Akhilesh Shukla

Penetration of internet into rural areas augurs well for the spread of e-governance.


Useful baby steps


Many top government-run educational institutes are using online resources, but India still has a long way to go in taking e-governance to its rural millions

Making Peace

Krishna’s experiments with home truths

Dhrutikam Mohanty

An IAS officer believes that to counter the Maoists, the authorities have to go down to the grassroots, reports Governance Watch