Introduction The District and District Administration District Administration: Structure and Functions Evolving Role of the District Officer Public Sector Reforms: Impact at the District Level New Imperatives and Refurbished Responsibilities The Archetypal Administrator The Administrator - Leader Coordinator: Multi-agency Operations Facilitator: Collaboration at the Cutting Edge Looking Ahead... Appendices Bibliography Index
Chandan Sinha is currently serving as Project Director and ex-officio Special Secretary with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, India. A member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), he studied English Literature at St Stephen's College, Delhi, and Public Administration and International Management at the University of South Carolina and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. An astute analyst of public management in India, Sinha has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. He has also conducted a survey of training programmes and courses in the areas of Public Administration and Public Policy in some of the leading universities in the United States including Syracuse, Harvard, Princeton, Duke and Columbia.
The book...provides an exhaustive overview of the role of the District Officer including institutional evolution and focusing on opportunities and challenges for the future....The suggestions of the author are ideal and quite good...This book will be immensely useful to the new generation of administrators, practitioners, to imbibe good practices, to be responsive to the requirements of the people and become ideal administrators.-- Journal of Rural Development
This book takes a comprehensive look and suggests ways and means for developing micro-level leadership that would be capable of delivering the goods.-- The Tribune