Development administration began in 1950’s and till 1960’s it was the heyday of development administration.
However late 1970’s onward ,shadow of doubt for development administration emerged.The western countries started the path of development assuming and claiming that there was UNDER DEVELOPMENT in these countries and they were to be led on the path of development administration in order to be MODERNISED which was similar to WESTERNISE.
This approach led to growth of development administration,administrative development and administered development.
In late 1970’s a group of scholar said it was actually COUNTER DEVELOPMENT..and the goals of development administration should be achieved through people’s participation and not western imitation.they gave ALTERNATE DEVELOPMENT model.
In 1980’s world bank further questioned the state led development and need was felt for market supremacy.
This thought became more vocal in 1990’s and it gave rise to the phase of DEADMINISTERED DEVELOPMENT.It was the phase of PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT,PEOPLE CENTRIC DEVELOPMENT,AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
THUS DEVElOPMENT ADMNINISTRATION CHANGED ITS PROFILE FROM 1950’S TO 1990’s.
There has been a group of scholars from 1980’s onward who has been called ANTI DEVELOPMENT(which is more evolved thought of counter development ).They outrightly reject the western model of development administration .They are ANTI that model of development administration given by the west.They are not anti-development per se.They dont object change but that should not be based on western model.It should be indigenous based on each individual and his thought.It is a bottom up approach to development in which imitating the west is outrightly rejected.