This book is a compilation of papers presented by reputed academicians at the 2-day national seminar on Good Governance in India organised by the Institute of Indian Culture, Mumbai on 1-2 April, 2017.
The Concept of Good Governance is not new. The characteristics of Good Governance are found in Kautilya's Arthashastra. Good Governance is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. Government is alone not responsible for ensuring Good Governance. It needs the participation of several actors like the civil society, judiciary, Non-Governmental Organisations and others. Unless there is a concerted effort, it is difficult to ensure Good Governance. In a country like India the challenges to Good governance are too many and it calls for a determined effort on the part of the government of the day to overcome the challenges.
The papers presented at the Seminar discuss the various aspects of Good Governance in India and point out the steps required to be taken for ushering in and promoting Good Governance.