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Some Management Aspects of Indian Planning in Retrospect and Prospect

Some Management Aspects of Indian Planning in Retrospect and Prospect S IN Chary Vinod Vyasulu This paper is in two parts. Part I looks at the 'Retrospect' aspect of Indian planning, especially our experience in the implementation of projects under the plans and seeks to find a partial explanation here for the adverse capital-output ratio reported by several scholars.

Let the Workers Own and Manage

V M Dandekar It will be wrong to reject employee stock ownership simply because the idea has come from the governments and spokesmen of liberal capitalism and because, if accepted, it may make it easier for capitalism to manage its crises better and survive. The relevant question to ask is whether if capitalism transforms itself and survives in a new form in which the means of production are owned by the workers, will it be better or worse for labour than if capitalism continues in its present antagonistic form.

Crisis of Modern Science-A Conference Report

Crisis of Modern Science Crisis of Modern Science preferred to divide the world into modem and traditional, rather than first world and third world, categories which he felt were A Conference Report created by the first and second world. Traditional science was different from modern K S science in that it claims to make men free THE conference organised by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) at the end of November in Penang, Malaysia, was ostensibly intended as a discussion on the crisis in modern science, the stated theme of the conference. In fact it turned out to be a platform for a whole range of advocates of traditional and indigenous sciences.

Rural Development Programmes-A Management Approach

A Management Approach S K Barua Gurdev Singh S P Seetharaman In this paper, the authors describe how an enterprise oriented rural development programme is implemented by taking the poultry development programme as an illustration. The root cause of failures is not the choice of the programme but poor implementation strategy Introduction PLANNERS consider certain features as essential while screening programmes for inclusion in the portfolio of rural development programmes (RDP): favourable labour capital ratio (labour intensive), footloose nature of activities, adaptability of the programme to backward regions, and compatibility of programmes with socially and economically backward people. Once any RDP meets more than one of these criteria, several concessions and subsidies are offered to make the programme attractive. Additional concessions are offered to make it suitable to weaker sections like scheduled castes and tribes living in remote areas. RDPs are generally implemented through existing co-operatives, government departments, government corporations, or by forming new co-operatives.

Microcomputers in District Administration-Need for a Policy Approach

Need for a Policy Approach Mukul Sanwal Microcomputers have a revolutionary potential in district administration, because they will facilitate the institutional changes needed by the new paradigm The requirements of developing human resources-catering to large numbers of clients who are geographically dispersed with a variety of programmes

PAKISTAN-Which Foreign Hand

Which 'Foreign Hand'? Babar Ali IN an interview with the New York Times, President Zia rather boldly accused Benazir Bhutto of receiving funds and support from the Soviet Unidn during the August 1986 MRD movement. This allegation is based on pure speculation and conjecture as Zia himself admitted "I have no proof, I simply ,say so''. The following report appeared in The Muslim, Pakistan's leading English daily on November 4: "Prime minister Mohammad Khan Junejo disclosed here today that he had been receiving reports about the involvement of a foreign hand in the recent wave of violence which has suddenly swept several cities of the country". The chief minister of Sind in an address to a "cross section of people" on November 5 in Hyderabad said that recent clashes in Karachi and Hyderabad were the result of an "international conspiracy" against Pakistan.

Social Work Approach to Women s Oppression

to Women's Oppression Gabriele Dietrich Women, Tradition and Culture by Malladi Subbamma; Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1985; pp 135, Rs 70. THIS book is written by the chairperson of the Indian Radical Humanist Association, Malladi Subbamma, a well known Telugu writer and journalist and, as the jacket text says, "a crusader for women's emancipation". It consists of a collection of twenty- six essays, most of them just a few pages long.

Arms Production in Third World-Reality, Myth and Nightmare

Arms Production in Third World Reality, Myth and Nightmare Dipak Ghosh Arms Production in the Third World by Michael Brzoska and Thomas Ohlson (eds); Taylor and Francis, London and Philadelphia, 1986;

Computers, Industrial Development and Workers

Bagaram Tulpule Current official thinking assigns a central place and role to electronics and computers in our country's thrust towards faster economic and industrial development and technological modernisation. High hopes have been generated in the country among various sections about what computers will do for us.

Contract Labour in a Steel Plant-A Study for a Trade Union

A Study for a Trade Union A Group of Researchers Contractual production has been increasing steadily in even the most organised sectors, in the most modern industries as well as in the public sector which boasts of being a 'model employer' Since the sixties the government policy has been definitely favourable to the growth of this archaic system. Contract labour which accounts for a significant proportion of the total labour force in the large-scale industries is also the most disgruntled and the most militant. The contract labour force often consists predominantly of depressed sections of society and populist movements in the region often find good support here.

Microelectronics for Small-Scale Production

A S Bhalla The problems of small-scale production and industrialisation in the past have been manifold: tack of local purchasing power, inadequate credit facilities, poor infrastructure and ill-equipped local institutions, etc. These handicaps coupled with competition from large-scale mass production of goods has kept decentralised production in check.

Public Enterprises in India-If Not for Profit Then for What

If Not for Profit Then for What? Prajapati Trivedi Public enterprises should not be evaluated on the basis of the same criteria as private enterprises, though, like private enterprises, they must be evaluated.

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