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Transparency And Accountability In Governance: As Reforming Tools In India

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  • Malay R. Patel
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    In the past decade there has been enormous growth in Transparency and Accountability initiatives in private and public sector functioning's in India, Rationale behind the advent of these ingenuities is to address developmental failures and to fill in the gaps of democratic deficiencies in the most effective way. The radical step of bringing transparency and accountability in governance not only helps in correcting the faulty institutional mechanism but also helps in gaining trust and goodwill among various stakeholders for an organization. Transparency and Accountability in Governance, today is widely used as indispensable visionary tool of reforming, which helps the organization to rectify the system discrepancies for the better functioning of the day-to-day administrative operations, along with the gratification to all its stakeholders. Present paper examines & critically reviews the use of transparency and accountability in governance as reforming tools in Indian context exploring both private as well government organizations, it essentially highlights links between transparency & accountability along with the gaps found in the reforming structure. The conceptual framework of SWOT analysis is applied to study the transparency & accountability initiatives taken as a part of better governable reforms, the conclusion arrived at, from the SWOT analysis is to determine the optimum level of transparency & accountability in governance necessary for an organization. The final proposal in the paper aims is to derive ideal level of transparency & accountability in governance across the various industries. Key words: Transparency, Accountability, Reforms, Governance, India

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    Paper provided by Voice of Research in its series Working papers with number 2013-9-13.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2013
    Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-9-13
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