Volume 1 Issue 1
But – a fair question – why yet another magazine? How will Governance Today be different? It is worthwhile to recall the Preamble to the Indian Constitution in its original form:
“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation: Unfortunately, where we stand today is far from these lines of promises. There is a mismatch that clearly exists today in the perceptions of the people and the government which is reflected in their credibility gap.
What we see at the shadow of the Past are: the dominance of the ‘rule of law’; a central role for the bureaucracy in policy making and implementation; the ‘politics- administration’ split; the hegemony of the professional in the service delivery system;and at times a commitment to incremental budgeting…