The Role of Good Governance in India 

Vaishali Khaira AND Saumya Chauhan
Law College Dehradun,Uttaranchal University, India

Volume III, Issue II, 2020

Governance of any nation or for that matter, of any entity has some basic characteristics like the right exercise of authority and responsibility and decision making process by a group or committee affecting the population or the majority of an economy. Good governance has nine core features- participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, equitable and inclusive, efficient and effective, rule of law and trustee of the governed.

So, good governance is clearly an ideal. However, in reality, it is not quite optimally achievable but still we should move towards it to ensure sustainable development. To have a good governance, any nation’s leadership should be strong and have a concerted action from the civil society can lead towards the achievement of it and get the rid of problems that plaguing the economy.

In the words of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General,

“Good governance is ensuring respect for human rights and the rule of law; strengthening democracy; promoting transparency and capacity building in public administration”


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