Contents: 1. Governance in Education System in India. 2. Governance in Higher Education System in India. 3. Good Governance for Women Empowerment through Political Participation. 4. Governance and Economic Welfare. 5. Development of Higher Education System in India through better Governance; Good Governance in Ancient India; Good Governance in Medieval India; Good Governance in India. 6. Good Governance and Development Administration. 7. Corporate Social Responsibility in Society. 8. Panchayati Raj Women Members and their Empowerment. 9. Women Empowerment and Good Governance; Sustainable Development and Good Governance; Political Empowerment of Women in India; Corporate Governance. 10. Media in Good Governance; E-Governance and Women Empowerment. 11. E-Governance in India. 12. Judiciary and Good Governance. 13. Indian Judiciary and Good Governance. 14. Financial Governance. 15. Digitalization and Governance.
The countries aspiring for growth and development are aiming at the efficient utilization of available resources. This they can only achieve by having a good governance system at all levels. Good governance means happiness and welfare of all, through limited government, rule of law, properly guided bureaucracy, disciplined rulers, fixed salaries, maintenance of law and order, curbing corruption and uniformity in administration.
The main constituents of the good governance are rule of law; honesty, or probity in public affairs; independence of judiciary and human rights; people’s participation; equality of treatment; absence of discrimination on the basis of colour, creed, caste, race, language, sex, region, ability; administrative responsiveness; social sensitivity; ethical approach or conduct; willingness to learn, and an urge to improve, as well as to evolve the capability to anticipate the nature and direction of change; to cope with challenges as they arise, from time to time.
Good governance is faced with challenges like corruption at various levels, centralization of power and authority, criminalization of politics, weak legislators with criminal records, poor knowledge about development issues and low level of education, poor people’s participation, less active civil society, poorly empowered grassroots democratic institutions, poor coordination among the political, administrative and community level organizations and institutions, delay in delivery of judicial decisions, etc.
India has done a lot in the direction of good governance by going in for financial inclusion, digital transfer, financial accountability, accountability of politicians and bureaucrats, transparency in delivery systems, freedom from distortionary incentives-- through corruption, nepotism, patronage or capture by narrow private interest groups, etc. This has led to the establishment of trust in the government machinery. India is achieving in areas of education, women empowerment, social security and public utility services through good governance.