Indian Administration Structure, Performance and Reform traces the transition from an era of 'government to that of 'governance which has brought the Indian administrative system to the threshold of seminal changes in the 21st century. India is the worlds largest democracy with one of the largest administrative networks in the world which has to deliver public goods and services to over a billion people. Therefore our public service delivery system needs to be world class and equipped with context specific knowledge and capacity. From Development Administration to New Public Management has been a long journey and now we have to move towards a New Public Service with citizen centric ethos and values. The book takes into account the multilevel structure and functions of the Central, State and Local Governments. The reform initiatives in Indian administration in the post-globalised era have been tracked and new emerging concerns have been outlined. The book will meet the requirements of the students preparing for the All India and State Civil Services examinations. It will prove a valuable textbook for students of Public Administration, Political Science and is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand the politico-social complexities and developmental challenges of the public governance system of the largest and most heterogeneous democracy like India in the 21st Century.