The Role of Accountability in the Public Organizations

Document Type: Original Article

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Department of Social Science, Indian Institute of Management and Public Relations, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Accountability has a complex meaning. Achieving an appropriate accountability system is one of the overall objectives of most of the public sector reforms. Everyone based on his/her thoughts and opinions, and also according to his/her perception, experience and analysis examines its certain aspects. The term “accountability” refers to a specific responsibilities, results, and outcomes. Nowadays, governments should be accountable for their policies and actions. Every government requires a responsive system, and having a suitable responsive system is essential for democracy. Governmental organizations are created by and for people, so they should be accountable to them. The relationship between government and citizens forms the responsive system, by which governmental organizations do related duties, and citizens allow these duties to be done -on the condition that the lawyer does not overstep the limits and be accountable.

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