Public administration as an academic discipline has not a very long history in Nepal. Most of the activities in this discipline in Nepal evolved around the development of public bureaucracy. The Ministry of General Administration and Public Service Commission are also involved in the development of Public Administration as a profession.
Institutions such as the Central Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Campus. Center for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA) and Nepal Administrative Staff College have contributed to the development of Public Administration as an academic discipline in this country. But these two aspects, i.e. academic and professional, have remained separated and minimal efforts have been made for the integration of public administration as a profession and an academic discipline.
Realizing the importance and urgency of a professional association, it was decided to establish a professional, non-government association as a meeting point for both aspects of this discipline aiming the development of public administration both as a profession and as an academic discipline.
Objectives of PAAN:
Established in 1990 as a national organization of academician’s professionals and practitioners, the Public Administration Association of Nepal (PAAN) has the following objectives:
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