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Indian Administration by Pankaj Singh, Hoshiar Singh

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District Administration

District has been the basic unit of administration in India since ancient times. The Oxford Dictionary defines district as a ‘territory marked off for special administrative purposes’. Further, the same dictionary defines administration as the management of public affairs. Thus, district administration combines both, thereby meaning the management of public affairs within a territory marked off for that purpose. Public affairs is a very wide term and it covers almost all the activities associated with the life of man. The scope of administration depends upon the nature of the state. A democratic welfare state has a wide scope for activities for the development of the people and the nation as a whole. The simple definition ...

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