Chandigarh, 28th October 2017:  The Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh Shri V P Singh Badnore released the book on the creation of a welfare state, “Ramrajaya” by Dr Jagmohan Singh Raju, a 1985 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Officer here today at the Punjab Raj Bhavan.

Acknowledging the parameters defined by Dr Jagmohan Singh against which the success of achieving the welfare of the people, Shri Badnore said that the goals get achieved once these are measurable.

He said that the major stumbling block in the economic development of any state is the “C-factor” i.e. corruption which needs to be nipped to ensure nation’s growth, which also requires good leaders who are transparent and committed to create a nation of happy people.

Published by Excel Books, the function was organized in collaboration with the Chandigarh Literary Society, the book was released in the presence of Shri Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Minister for Rural Development Punjab and Justice Jatinder Chauhan of Punjab & Haryana High Court.

People’s welfare is state’s responsibility under the Constitution of India and Directive Principles, said Dr Jagmohan Singh Raju in his book, “Ramrajaya: The People’s Welfare State”, which was released here today by Shri V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh.

Responding to the panel of former Resident Editor of Indian Express Vipin Pubby and the Haryana’s Principal Secretary for Technical Education Dr Sumita Misra, IAS, Dr Jagmohan Singh Raju said that the purpose of the book is to stimulate a nation-wide debate on the concept of Indian welfare state, which is metaphorically referred to by the common man as “Ramrajya”.

The book is all about good governance and people’s aspirations for a welfare society where the basic needs as laid down in our Constitution are met, and where the state helps in creation of wealth and its equitable distribution, said Dr Jagmohan Singh.

People have the right to welfare state and it is imperative for policy-makers and planners to follow the basic parameters with measurable goals and a time frame to create the necessary ecosystem where people can enjoy life and are happy, he said.

Jagmohan Singh Raju is acknowledged practitioner of ethical public policy and administration, and avowedly subscribes to excellence, measurable outcomes and accountability in public service.

He steered Saakshar Bharat, the new variant of National Literacy Mission from 2009-14, making nearly twenty-five million adult women, dalits and rural people, literate which won India worldwide recognition with UNESCO KingSejong Literacy Prize in 2013.