Editorial Board

Chief Editor
Shri C. P. Verma, IAS

Sh. Ravinder Nath Sharma, HAS

Managing Editor
Dr. Rajeev Bansal

Sh. D. K. Sharma
Dr. Usha Bande
Prof N. S. Bisht
Dr. Basu Sood
Dr. U. N. Roy
Sh. Satish Sharma
Dr. Prabhat Mittal
Sh. Pravesh Kumar

Administrative Development 'A Journal of HIPA, Shimla' (ISSN : 2319-2976 )

About The Journal

Administrative Development 'A Journal of HIPA, Shimla' ISSN: 2319-2976 is a double-blind bi-annual refereed journal invites quality research papers, review articles, commentaries and book reviews for the forthcoming issues of the Journal.

Scope of the Journal: The articles must address the issues relating to Administrative Development, Public Service and Policy. Since the focus of governance in recent times have divulged from administration to citizen service delivery, the articles should also address citizen requirements in policy and the effective ways of implementing it for greater public welfare. Articles from different branches of knowledge are welcomed if they have any direct or indirect relation to the administrative development, public service and policy. Articles must have some relevance for generating somimportanpolicy implications.


Article type: Journal will comprisresearch articles,general articleor commentary on important issueand book reviews.The contributions shoulbe original anscientificallwritten with citation oproper sources/literature. Copyright infringement and plagiarism is discouraged with some preliminarverificatioand authors will be held responsible for any violations.


Periodicity: (Half-Yearly). January-June and July-December. It will be available at the end of periodicity i.e., June and December.


Refereeing and Editing: This is a peer reviewed journal. After submission an article will be sent for review. To avoid any biases, the process of reviewing will keethe names oauthor and reviewers confidential.

Correspondence Address: Chief Editor, Fairlawns Himachal Pradesh Institutof Public Administration, Fairlawn, Shimla -171012 (India).


E-Mail: editor.fairlawns@yahoo.in  Web:http://himachal.nic.in/hipa


Circulation:        The       journal       is       circulated        in      all       state Government Departments/Institutions/Libraries in Himachal Pradesh, all ATIs, SIRDs, and training, educational and research institutes across the states.

Pricing: Each issue is priced at Rs. 100 for the individuals and Rs. 200 for theinstitutions/Libraries (postage and handling charges of Rs 50 per issue are extra). Authors will get two complimentary copies of the issue. For long tersubscriptions, please send mail at our correspondence address with details about subscription period, subscriber’s complete correspondence addresalonwith the Demand Draft of the requisite amount for the number of issues during subscription period.

ISSN Number: The Journal contains the ISSN Number 2319-2976.

Journal Style:

Footnotes and end notes should not be used. If necessary, a general 'Explanatory Note' can be given at the end of the article.


Citations: (Desai, 1998); (Smith & Hofstad,2006);(Sharma et al, 2009).


References for all articles go together at the end of the journal. References should besetout using the following format:


Journal: Jaffe, A., R. Newell, and R. Stavins. 2005. A tale of two market failures: Technology anenvironmental policyEcological Economics 54:16474.


Book: Metz, B.,O.Davidson, R. Swart, and J. Pan (Eds.). 2001. Climate Chang2001: Mitigation.Contribution of Working Group III to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Author Guidelines

Submissions to ADJ-HIPA are made using the online submission and peer review system. Online submission and registration is available at 


For registration, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please log on : http://manuscripts.qtanalytics.com or click on manuscript submission
  • Create account with filling in the requested details
  • Enter username as your email address and password of at least 6 characters in length and containing one special character
  • Click finish and your account has been created
  • Click on the submit a manuscript link which will take you through to the manuscript submission page
  • Complete all fields and browse to upload your article
  • After all required sections completed, preview your pdf proof
  • Finally submit your manuscript


Submission of article: Articles are required to be submitted through mail at(editor.fairlawns@yahoo.in) as doc file. PDF will not be accepted. Figures are to be also sent separatelas JPEG or TIFF files. However, larger files have to be sent through CD/DVD.


The accountability of the research matter articulated in this journal is entirely of the author(s)concerned. The view expressed in the research papers/articles in this journal does not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. The publisher/editor of the journal is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.

Published by: HimachalPradesh institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Fairlawn, Shimla-171012.

Printed in India by:
HP Govt. Printing Press, Printing & Stationery Department, Shimla-171003