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Management Reporting Systems-Structure and Design

A management reporting system is essentially a mechanism for monitoring the 'mission9 of an organisation. That mission has usually been defined by a formal plan in terms of three distinct streams: the desired organisation structure; the time-phased statement of organisational goals; and the critical variables for success, To the extent that the formal plan is imprecise or inadequate, failing to take into account the actuality of the real-life situation, the de facto points of decision-making, and the personnel, the monitoring system becomes open-ended and ineffective. Designers of the reporting system must, therefore, take into account the impact on it of such constraints.

Organisational Development-An Interim Balance-Sheet

An Interim Balance-Sheet This paper has a limited focus. Its conceptual content will be as limited as its descriptive coverage. After providing a bird's eye-view of the concept of Organisational Development (OD) the paper will deal with (a) The progress of the OD approach in India, spearheaded by HM, Calcutta; (b) Some major problems encountered in Indian Organisations which are steadily responding to the OD intervention:

Price Fixation in Public Sector- A Case Study of Insecticides

:A Case Study of Insecticides G P Keshava Production and marketing of insecticides in the public sector has a rather short history. There is only one undertaking in the public sector at present producing and marketing insecticides: Hindustan Insec- ticides. A study of the pricing of insecticides in the public sector would, therefore, be tantamount to a study of the pricing policy of Hindustan Insecticides.

Indian Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective- A Re - interpretation

Although, in theory, the entrepreneur as the organiser of the factors of production has been recognised as the central figure in economic development, scholars of Indian economic history have tended to ignore this element in their studies. The tendency has been to stress the sociological factors such as caste or religion or to blame the policies of the British government for the backwardness of the country.

Seeds of Development in a Delhi Village

Brian Lockwood T K Moulik When, in 1965, it was decided to release for the market two, tried, Mexican high-yielding varieties, Lerma Rojo and Sonora 64, and to include them in the major agricultural development programme that was being considered for the Fourth Plan, Jounti village in Delhi State was selected to specialise in seed production.

WEST BENGAL-CPI(M) Stems the Tide

strata of society. Dynamic Centrism suffered a most grievous defeat, perhaps only a shade less than that suffered by the Syndicate. It is (rue that the DMK and its allies derived considerable advantage from being part of the general mainstream which bore alott Indira Gandhi. But in Tamil Nadu clearly they were main part of the mainstream. In this State as well it will be essential in the coming period to mobilise as extensive a front based on struggle as possible in order to push on to advance further to the Left. The DMK being what it is this will not happen automatically and a skilful use of the tactic of unity as well as struggle would be required.

Hindu Backlash Caused Akali Rout

 Hindu Backlash Caused Akali Rout Balraj Puri THOUGH the Congress(R) success in the mid-term Lok Sabha poll in Punjab conforms to the national pattern, it is perhaps less baffling than the outcome in other States. It should have happened even without the Indira wave that swept across the country. The wave, of course, made the success surer and enlarged its margins.

Green Revolution and Agricultural Employment and Incomes in Western UP

While the new agricultural technology has significantly increased foodgrains production, relatively little is known about its potential impact on agricultural employment and incomes.

Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 1970-A Critical Review

This paper attempts to critically examine the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 1970 and analyse the conditions necessary for the success of the Act in the light of studies relating to the implementation of the Andhra Tenancy Act, 1956.

A Place for Co-operative Farming

Richard Lerner If Indian agriculture is to be made a more rationally planned enterprise and the cultivators are to have the greatest possible understanding and control of their own destinies, then indeed collective farming should be considered the ideal pattern of organisation. Joint co-operative farms are a close second as far as social justice is concerned, but they frequently have the weakness of tending to perpetuate economic differences among members.

SOUTH-Reality and Illusion

 past experience, its chances should not be rated high. Much of the emotional appeal of the two parties rests, for instance, on their stands on the place of the Hindi and Punjabi languages respectively. Any watering down of their positions by either of them, which is implicit in any experiment in coalition, would rob them of much of their raison detre in Punjab politics.

Nitrogen Response of Rice 1968 AICRIP Trials

Robert W Herdt The "New Strategy'' of agricultural development places considerable reliance on concentrating the scarce resources of fertiliser and irrigation in those regions and on those crops where the return will be the greatest.

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