Administration of Public Enterprises in India

ISBN Number : 978-93-5202-038-6

Student Price : Rs.898

Student Dollar Price : 36$

Library Price : Rs.1350

Library Dollar Price : 54$

Book Edition : Eighth

Year of Publication : 2015

No. Of Pages : 628

Book Weight :766

About The Book

The investment in public sector enterprises has grown from Rs. 99,329 crores in 244 enterprises as on 31.3.90 to Rs. 2,52,554 crores in 240 enterprises as on 31.3.2000. After the implementation of New Economic Policy in 1991, the thrust on privatisation, globalisation and liberalisation has built a newer economic fabric. Commercial viability efficiency, reasonable return on investment, exit policy, disinvestment, MOU etc. have become strategic areas for public sector administrators. Global competitive environment at the dawn of the new millennium has made the issue of administration of public enterprise more complex. This has promoted us to revise the whole script.

This edition has the following special features:
- New case studies are added.
- Latest facts and figures are incorporated.
- 11 new appendices are appended in the end.
- The chapters on disinvestment, privatisation, administrative and coordinating agencies, major public enterprises in India are totally rewritten.
- Old and obsolete material is deleted.
- Every chapter is revised and updated.

We would welcome the valuable suggestions from our esteemed readers for improving the quality of the book.


Contents :

1. Introduction
2. Rationale and Objectives of Public Enterprises
3. Public Enterprises in Different Countries
4. Public Sector in India Economy
5. Profile of Public Enterprises in India
1. Forms of Organisation
2. Governing Boards
3. Delegation of Authority and Decentralisation
4. Financial Management
5. Materials and Inventory Management
6. Personnel Management
1. Efficiency in Public Enterprises
2. Pricing Policy and Practices
3. Research and Development Activities
4. Consumers Interest
5. Industrial Relations
6. Worker`s Participation in Management (WPM)
1. Autonomy and Accountability of Public Enterprises
2. Aspects of Control over Public Enterprises
3. Ministerial Control
4. Parliamentary Control
5. Audit Control
1. Memorandum of Understanding
2. Privatisation of Public Enterprises
3. Disinvestment of PE Shares
4. Sickness and Turnaround Strategy for PEs
5. Golden Handshake and Exit Policy in PEs
1. Managerial Problems of Public Enterprises in India
2. Administrative and Co-ordinating Agencies
3. Major Public Enterprises in India
Appendices (I − XXX)

About The Author

Dr. Jagdish Prakash -

M.Com., D.Phil.,

Ex. Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad, Rtd.

Professor and Ex. Director MONIRBA, 

University of Allahabad and Director, Institute of

Public Enterprises Research, Allahabad.

Dr. Nageshwar Rao -

M.Com., D.Phil., FICWA,

Professor and Director of J.L.N. Institute of Business

Management, Vikram University, Ujjain.

Dr. M. B. Shukla, M.Com., D.Phil., Professor, Dean and Director, Institute of Management Studies, Mahatma  Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, a State University of UP. He also headed Department of Commerce during 2002-2008. He has authored twenty books in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Cost Management, Entrepreneurship and Environmental Management, which have been widely reviewed and appreciated. He has to his credit a number of research papers published in reputed journals and six research project reports on "Public Enterprise Management, Environmental  Accounting, Foreign Investment and Entrepreneurial Behaviour in India". He is also holding positions on a number of academic bodies as member and expert on the panel of about 20 universities, University Grants Commission, New Delhi and All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore. Prof. Shiikla started his career as an Executive (Accounts) in the Scooters India Limited, a Government of India enterprise at Lucknow in 1976. Before occupying the present position in M. G.  Kashi Vidyapith, he was a lecturer in the Faculty of Commerce, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (1983-1989) and Feroze Gandhi Postgraduate College, Raebareli (1978-1982). He has got his D.Phil., from University of Allahabad. Prof. M. B. Shukla is a former President of Indian Commerce Association and Indian Accounting Association. These are the national bodies responsible for the development of Commerce and Accounting Education in India. It is for the first time in the history of these associations that a leading personality like Prof. Shukla concurrently occupied the Presidentships of these two national level associations in the same year in 2006. The UP Government has awarded Prof. Shukla with its coveted award ShikshakShree Award on September 5, 2008 with a cash price of 50,000. It is the Best Teacher Award of the UP Government. Prof. Shukla is also working as Chief Proctor of the University since 2008. He has also been assigned to work as Chairman of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the University.

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