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Q1 (Compulsory) Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:
10 x 5 = 50 marks.

What are the implications of the post-structuralist perspective on the

discrete aspects of Public Administration, coming from its epistemological


Adaptive, problem-solving, temporary systems of diverse specialists,

linked together by coordinating executives in an organic flux-this is original
form that will gradually replace bureaucracy. Discuss, in the light of this
statement, the end of bureaucracy thesis and its strengths and limitations.


Karl Marxs interpretation of bureaucracy was rooted in the history of the

nature of the State. Evaluate.


The conceptual division between administrative and constitutional law is

quite porous, and that along many dimensions, administrative law can be
considered more constitutional in character that the constitutions. How
would you justify the statement?


Is Peter Drucker justified in saying, Management principles should not tell

us what to do, but only tell us what not to do? Comment.

Q2. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


Governance theory and the nation of governmentality have many points

of convergence, but they run on parallel lines. Comment. 20 marks.


Taylors ideas need modification in the context of post-industrial

economies in contemporary era. Justify with reasons. 15 marks


How does the Strategic Contingencies Theory of organizational design

deal with problems arising from sub-unit centrality and non-substituability?
15 marks.

Q3. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


According to Macgregor, true professional help is not in playing God with

the client, but in placing professional knowledge and skills at the clients

disposal. In the light of above statement, justify how theory-Y is indicative

and not prescriptive. 20 marks

the notion of informal organisation is a residual or cafeteria concept of

diverse and sprawling contents. How does Gouldner established the need for
understanding the inter digitations between the formal and informal
organisation. 15 marks


The right to information is not all about citizens empowerment, it

essentially redefines the concept of accountability. Discuss. 15 marks

Q4. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


New public management and post new public management reforms

initiatives ever affected the balance between managerial, political,
administrative, legal, professional and social accountability. Analyse.


Delegation to independent agencies has taken place in an interdependent

progress driven by emulation. Discuss in the context of independent
regulatory agencies in the modern regulatory state.


Voluntary organizations have become tools of sensitization of

governmental agencies. comment.

Q5. (Compulsory) Answer following in 150 words each. (5 x 10 = 50 marks)

Critically examine the Riggsian concept of differentiation in context of

post-globalisation era.


The term development Administration can be used only in a broad sense

to mark the variety of approaches and point of view. Discuss


The bottom line for governance outcome rather than the outputs of
government. Analyse in context of e-government and e-governance.


Policies determine politics as governments constrain. Attempt a critique

of this statement.


Instead of reforms to budgetary process Wildavsky proposes to redefine

the role of political institutions and rules by which politics leads to
agreement on budget. Explain

Q6. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


The fact that we call something performance auditing means that we

imply salient features which can distinguish it from other forms of enquiry.
Discuss with reference to the main majors or indicators of performance


The output studies approach to public policy analyses ovestresses the

rational techniques and allocative dimension of public policy. Analyse the


The field of MIS is not necessarily an extension of computer science, but

of management and organisation theory. Elucidate

Q7. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


The technical and multidisciplinary nature of e-governance has created an

interdependent relationship within government between policymakers,
program administrators and technical specialists. Analyse in context of
generalist specialist relationship


Self-help groups have not only empowered women, but have also brought
about attitudinal change among all stakeholders towards women
development. Discuss


Many African and Asian countries have inherited the colonial idea of civil
service as a privileged elite. Hence, the social status of the civil services is an
important aspect of the bureaucracys unsuitability for change. Comment.

Q8. Answer following (20+15+15=50 marks)


Identify the main elements of program budgeting, output budgeting and

new performance budgeting. What do they have in common with PPBS?


According to Y.Dror, the science of modelling through is essentially a

reinforcement of pro inertia and anti-innovation ideas in policy-making.


British philosophy of Administration is based on a unification of science of

Administration with ethics. Analyze.

PubAd: Paper-2 Section-A

Q1. (Compulsory) 150 words x 10 marks each x 5 = 50 marks


Ethics in public services has been the central concern of Kautilyas

Arthashastra. Critically examine the statement


discuss the valuable premise of constitutionalism in India which the

bureaucracy cannot violate


the functional role of Prime Ministers office (PMO) depends on the Prime
Ministers policy orientation, personality and style of administration.
Comment on the statement with suitable examples.


Despite the adoption of decentralised planning, participatory initiative

remain marginalised and divisive live in many regions. Discuss


the Centre State relations have acquired new dimensions in recent times
due to several political parties being in power at the Centre and the States.
(Second administrive, commission). Do you agree? Give reasons to support
your arguments.

Q2. 20+20+10 marks


public sector undertakings must learn to survive and be entrepreneurial,

without assured government budgetary support. In the light of the
statement give your suggestions for strengthening their autonomy and
reviving the health of sick public sector undertakings.


Indian administration is said to be characterised by its three features

viz.Weberian structures, Kautilyan practice and Gandhian rhetoric. Examine
the statement.


District collector is a legacy of the British Raj and has largely remained
insulated from the demands of contemporary professionalism. Discuss

Q3. 20+20+10 marks


gender responsive budgeting has infused greater accountability of

planning departments towards women empowerment programs. Examine
the statement.


The Gubernatorial position of the Governor is comfortably placed in the

fuzzy area between withdrawal of the pleasure of the Presiden and
compelling reasons for removal. Discuss with some recent examples.


Beneath the soft outer shell of democratic administrative framework lies

unscathed the steel frame of Indian administration which has survived
through ages. In the light of the statement, examine the relationship
between bureaucracy and development in the last one decade.

Q4. 20+20+10 marks


management of intergovernmental relations is as important as that of

intergovernmental relations. Examine its impact upon the performance of
the government.


How far do you agree with the view that national development Council
could resonate the demands of the state governments as long as planning
commission is Subservient to it? Critically examine.


Critically examine the statement: Thana (police station) as the last bastion
of the waning British administrative legacy in India.

PubAd: Paper-2 Section-B

Q5. (Compulsory) 150 words x 10 marks each x 5 = 50 marks

Discuss the changes in the powers of controller and auditor General of

India, following a recent Supreme Court judgement concerning a private
service provider. #Mrunalarticle=10 marks be counted under Bogus
Marketing Propoganda.


Parliamentary committees bring about accountability and public

expenditure. Discuss


do you think that the role of Panchayati Raj should go beyond

development Administration? Give reasons for your answer.


Police public relations are a story of insincere efforts made both sides.


from coalition government to one-party dominance is of the change that

is bound to affect the governmental system. Explain why and how

Q6. 20+20+10 marks


Assess the role of honest and upright civil servants in regulatory and
development administration in India. Give examples to substantiate your


Social auditing of flagship programmes of the Central government

facilitates the performance of the Comptroller and Auditor-General.
Elaborate the statement with appropriate examples.


Explain the notion of one hundred smart cities and its likely impact on
Indias urbanization.

Q7. 20+20+10 marks


Elaborate the features of the grievance redressal mechanism of the civil

services in India. Does this mechanism satisfy the objectives of its creation?


The 13th Finance Commission highlighted an indispensable need to

improve the finances of rural and urban level bodies. Does this make local
bodies more accountable in the discharge of their functions?


Unimplemented reforms in administration weaken the administrative

reforms process most. Do you agree? Give your answer citing specific cases
as illustrations.

Q8. 20+20+10 marks


Discuss the need for civil service neutrality in development

administration. Suggest some measures for achieving and strengthening it in


Supreme Court ruling on 31st October, 2013 in respect of bureaucracys

functioning would help achieve good governance. Analyze this ruling and add
your comments on it.


Do you think that the Central para-military police forces have proven
more effective than the State police service? Give your answer objectively in a
critical vein.