FUNCTIONAL TRANSFORMATION OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IN BANGLADESH: OVERVIEW OF THE SHIFT IN DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

Md. Akhtar Mamun

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In Bangladesh, Office of the Deputy Commissioner is the key role player in the district with a big number of traditional functions right from the time of East India Company. Although the original pattern of district administration remains more or less unchanged but there appears to be gradual transformation of the conventional character of district administration. The purpose of the study is to explore the extent of transformation of functions of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner from traditional regulatory system to a new form of public administration with specific aim to identify the factors that induced and or influenced the transformation process. The present features indicate that Traditional Public Administration (TPA), New Public Administration (NPA) & New Public Management (NPM) co-exist in an uneasy manner in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner in Bangladesh. It has significantly moved from TPA towards a mixed approach of NPA & NPM.

 

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Deputy Commissioner, functional transformation, factors, development paradigm

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