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Indian Administration by Pankaj Singh, Hoshiar Singh

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Boards, Commissions and Field Organizations

Governmental functions are operationalized by the departments manning it. However, along with departments/ministries, certain other types of organizations also exist, namely, boards and commissions. Organizations with a plural chief executive have been preferred for several kinds of governmental activities. In our country, even since 1873, executive authority was vested in the executive council of the viceroy, which after Independence in 1947 has taken a form of cabinet. Even today a board or commission plural executive has become an integral part of administrative institutions.

The question may arise as to why boards and commissions are set up over and above the departments? There has been lot of ...

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