9th International Seminar on Good Governance
Institute for Social Development & Research is going to organize the 9th International Seminar on Good Governance.

Date: 23rd – 25th April, 2016
Venue: Institute for Social Development and Research, Gari Hotwar, Hotwar, Ranchi

About the Seminar

Recently the terms “governance” and “good governance” are being increasingly used in development literature. Bad governance is being increasingly regarded as one of the root causes of all evil within our societies. Major donors and international financial institutions are increasingly basing their aid and loans on the condition that reforms that ensure “good governance” are undertaken. The concept of “governance” is not new. It is as old as human civilization.

Simply put “governance” means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Governance can be used in several contexts such as corporate governance, international governance, national governance and local governance. Good governance has 8 major characteristics. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. It assures that corruption is minimized, the views of minorities are taken into account and that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making. It is also responsive to the present and future needs of society.


Good Governance and Literature

Ethics and Good Governance

Social Dimensions and Policies

Environment and Good Governance

Ban on Office Strike and Road Close

Consumerism and Privatization

Downfall of Political Leadership

Corruption and Good Governance

Human Rights and Good Governance

Good Governance and National Security

Difficulties of Good Governance

Any issue related to the central theme

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from teachers of Universities and Colleges, Scientists and Research Scholars for this Seminar. Papers may be presented in English or Hindi. Abstract of paper should be not more than 250 words. Full article should not exceed 3,000 words including figures and tables. Both abstract and full paper should be typed in English (MS Word, Arial font, font size 12) or in Hindi (MS Word, Kruti Dev 010 font, font size 14) on A4 size paper. Abstract and full paper may be mailed or sent in soft copy on email: isdr.ranchi@yahoo.com or isdr.ranchi@gmail.com

Paper Presentation:

Selected papers will be given an opportunity for oral presentation. Teachers from different colleges and Universities and Research scholars are invited for oral presentation (10 minutes time) in English or Hindi only.

Registration Fee:

Category Registration Fee Spot Registration Fee
Teachers: Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1300/-
Research Scholars: Rs. 900/- Rs. 1200/-
Life Member (Teachers): Rs. 800/- Rs. 1100/-
Life Member (Research Scholars): Rs. 700/- Rs. 1000/-
Accommodation: Rs. 700/- (one night per person), Free Accommodation for Female Research Scholar of other States on prior information
Important Dates:

Last date for submission of Abstract: 31st March, 2016
Last date for deposit of Registration Fee: 5th April, 2016
Last date for submission of full paper (printable): 31st May, 2016
Note: The power-point presentations will be held on 24th April, 2016.


Dr. Uday Narayan Singh
Organizing Secretary
Institute for Social Development & Research
Gari Hotwar, Ranchi
Jharkhand – 835217
Phone: +91-9504330794, +91-8987663300, +91-9006688743
Email: isdr.ranchi@yahoo.com, isdr.ranchi@gmail.com



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