Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday evening released the book “Communitisation: The Third Way of Governance” written by Petroleum Secretary R.S. Pandey in which he has penned his experience with communitisation programme in elementary education, primary healthcare and power management in Nagaland.

A recipient of the first Prime Minister’s award for Excellence in Public Administration, Mr. Pandey is a Nagaland-cadre IAS officer of 1972 batch. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora was present on the occasion.

First-hand account

The book presents a first-hand account of the success of communitisation programmes in elementary education, primary health care and power management undertaken in Nagaland. The book elaborates how the concept was implemented in the difficult environment of the State.

The commingling of the government and the user community leads to a new paradigm in governance, different from governmental management and privatisation, Mr. Pandey says in the book.

The book, published by Concept Publishing Company, carries a preface by noted author Gurucharan Das.