4712936-State-of-the-Administrative-Accountability-in-Bangladesh

4712936-State-of-the - State of the Administrative Accountability in Bangladesh Pagla420 1 Part 01 Accountability Accountability Accountability is

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Part: 01 Accountability Accountability: Accountability is the capacity to call officials to account for their actions. This is the best way to build the government’s capacity. If the accountability is transparent and clear, then we can call it an effective accountability. Effective accountability has two major parts: 1. Answerability 2. Consequences 1. Answerability: This is the requirement to respond periodically to the questions concerning one’s official actions. It helps the employees to be clear and transparent in their work place. 2. Consequences: It means the result of something that has happened. For accountability, there always should be predictable and meaningful consequences. Without a meaningful consequence, the accountability is nothing but a time consuming formality. Types of Accountability: There are two types of accountability according to the political scientists. They are: 1. Vertical Accountability 2. Horizontal Accountability 1. Vertical Accountability : It involves differential power relationship where the executive can be forced to change course or can be dismissed. It means, in this process the Electorate can any time dismiss the executive or can force to change its course. 2. Horizontal Accountability: This is the situation where no party or group has the absolute power to over-ride. Bangladesh follows this process. Though the Electorate has the sovereign power in Bangladesh to dismiss the government, but in between elections, which must be held every five years, the Electorate has absolutely no ability to influence government actions. Every country follows both internal and external accountability. Internal accountability is the administrative accountability where the subordinates are accountable to their superiors. And the external accountability is where the whole administration is accountable for its actions. External accountability through feedback from service users and citizenry can now be obtained at a low cost and a greater variety of government activities, and is an essential adjunct to improve efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery. Pagla420 2
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Part: 02 Administrative Accountability Administrative Accountability: Administrative Accountability means making the civil servants answerable for their actions. In a democratic government system usually the civil servants work in the government for the people. For that it is important to make the public officials accountable for the job performed and exercised by them. Administrative Accountability has to be understood in relation to make public policies and to implement them. It means accountability of those administrators who in some ways contribute to the decision making process. Types of Administrative Accountability:
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course LAW 101 taught by Professor Nurul during the Spring '12 term at Bangladesh Agricultural University.

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4712936-State-of-the - State of the Administrative Accountability in Bangladesh Pagla420 1 Part 01 Accountability Accountability Accountability is

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