Definitions of Administrative Terms
Bhagidari : It means 'collaborative partnership'
between citizens and administration in policy-making and for the effective
delivery of services. In practice, Bhagidari is about understanding each other's
constraints, appreciating the other side's strengths and then arriving at
solutions to problems through consensus. Bhagidari scheme pioneered by the Delhi
government, envisages collaboration between citizens and the city administration
for the improvement of civic services.
Quasi-federal : A weak federation in which the Constitution allocates
more powers to the federal government to the detriment of the autonomy of the
Delegated Legislation : The term refers to the
rule-making power of the executive over matters for which authority is
transferred to it by the legislature. It also refers to the output of rules,
regulations, orders, etc. of the executive.
Inter-State Council : It is an effective body for
consultations between the Centre and states. Under Article 263 of the
Constitution the President is given the power to define the nature of the duties
of the Council. This Council inquires into, and advises upon disputes, which may
have arisen between the states.
Market Economy : It is an economy where resources are allocated for
alternative uses by exchange in the market through demand and supply.