Good Governance: Ethos & Ethics

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue X, October 2018 | ISSN 2454–6186

Good Governance: Ethos & Ethics

Rajib Kahar & Pulak Nath

Assistant Registrar, National Institute of Technology Silchar (Assam), India

Abstract: Good governance is a buzzword which have gained prominence in the 21st century, with the advent of technology. It is a powerful tool through which human civilization can attain the attributes of sustainable development. It is a citizen friendly phenomenon that bridges the gap between the state & its stakeholders. On the other hand, poor governance will create chaos in the society thereby disrupting the functioning of the state and retarding the overall developmental process.
There are numerous impediment in the form of lawlessness, poverty, corruption, illiteracy, unemployment, etc. which may deter the aim of achieving good governance in totality. Thus, it is imperative that in this modern era of globalization effective measures should be taken to ensure implementation of the policies that are necessary for successful & efficient governance. The essential features and shortcomings must be identified and emphasis should be laid upon innovative approaches.

Key words: Good governance, state, technology, innovation, development


Since ages, the principle of democracy has been given wide prominence in all the administrative functions as well as by all the functionaries. The policies of the government were targeted to reach every strata of the community, low, medium or high, irrespective of caste, creed & other pre-dominant factors prevalent in the society. Crores & Crores of rupees were spent on numerous projects implemented by the government for the benefit of the target audience. But the outcome of these projects were not meeting the expectations of the governing bodies. Despite trying to reach all the stake holders with the available resources, through every possible ways, the reason for the so called ‘inefficient & ineffective outcome’ could not be ascertained and to trace out the factual reasons became a daunting task for the state. Considering the existing scenario, the need for governance over government was felt as the imminent driving force required to overcome the hindrance. Philosophy of good governance was recognized by the pundits as the most effective tool for achieving sustainable development, cater to the needs of the mankind & establish a civilized society. Since then, the principle of good governance gained importance in almost all facets of administration and it became one of the most advocated theory in this domain.

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