Issues in Urban Governanace of Gaya and Bodh Gaya City: An Analysis

Vol-1 | Issue-12 | December 2016 | Published Online: 05 December 2016    PDF ( 242 KB )
Manish Kumar 1

1Assistant Professor, Department of Political science, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi


The principal institution of urban administration in Gaya is the Gaya Municipal Corporation, which incorporates a number of departments in it including central administration, accounts, health, tax (including professional and platform taxes), law, engineering, lighting and water supply. Research works have identified four basic elements to frame the basis of my study of the comparison of urban governance between the two cities, Gaya and Bodh Gaya. These elements are responsiveness, accountability, public-private partnerships and transparency. In this research, I have attempted a comparison between these towns on the basis of the above mentioned four elements of urban governance. My attempt is to identify the extent of these four elements and present a comparative analysis of fair urban management and identify the remedial ideas for the enabling of better urban Governance in these cities.

Urban Governance, Accountability, Transparency, Responsiveness
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