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Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How can the government and citizens become more responsive to each other in alleviating poverty and reducing corruption? The book tests several intuitions including whether vulnerable groups demand ... More


Conclusions

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book argues that India must build a civil service for the twenty-first century to go with its growing competitiveness in the world stage. A modern, world-class civil service will improve India’s ... More


Making Social Audits Accountable

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

in Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

A social audit is conducted jointly by the government and the beneficiaries of the scheme being audited. Social audits have functioned well in AP as an accountability mechanism but have failed to do ... More


Government Accounting

S.K. Das

in Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698336
eISBN:
9780199080564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Most government accounts are on a cash basis. It means that money is brought to account when they are paid or received. Such an accounting regime is consistent with the arrangements whereby the ... More


Foregrounding Financial Accountability in Governance

Amitabh Mukhopadhyay

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter argues that the 21st Century is witnessing a culture of accountability in-the-making. The mores of parliamentary supremacy are giving way to assertions of popular sovereignty. The ... More


National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005

S.K. Das

in India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter looks at the history and performance of employment generation programmes during the last five decades, which provides the setting for the enactment of the present law guaranteeing wage ... More


State Politics and NREGA I: Rajasthan

Rob Jenkins and James Manor

in Politics and the Right to Work: India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190608309
eISBN:
9780190686505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608309.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the politics of implementing the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA) in the state of Rajasthan, where an important part of the movement which brought NREGA into ... More


Institutions of Internal Accountability

R. Sridharan

in Rethinking Public Institutions in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474370
eISBN:
9780199089109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474370.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter looks at reasons why the three major accountability institutions—the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Central Vigilance Commission (CVI), and Central Bureau of Investigation ... More


Emerging Institutions and the Challenge of Democratic Accountability

Kuldeep Mathur

in Recasting Public Administration in India: Reform, Rhetoric, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199490356
eISBN:
9780199097036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490356.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter reflects on parliamentary accountability of new governance institutions. Parliament has a constitutional agent in the office of the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) to report on the ... More


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