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2014

Paper1: SECTION-A
Q1 (Compulsory) Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:
10 x 5 = 50 marks.
a.

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


discrete aspects of Public Administration, coming from its epistemological
positions?

b.

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.

c.

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


nature of the State. Evaluate.

d.

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?

e.

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)


a.

Governance theory and the nation of governmentality have many points


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

b.

Taylors ideas need modification in the context of post-industrial


economies in contemporary era. Justify with reasons. 15 marks

c.

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)


a.

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
b.

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

c.

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)


a.

New public management and post new public management reforms


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

b.

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.

c.

Voluntary organizations have become tools of sensitization of


governmental agencies. comment.

Paper1: SECTION-B
Q5. (Compulsory) Answer following in 150 words each. (5 x 10 = 50 marks)
a.

Critically examine the Riggsian concept of differentiation in context of


post-globalisation era.

b.

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


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

c.

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

d.

Policies determine politics as governments constrain. Attempt a critique


of this statement.

e.

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)


a.

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
measurement.

b.

The output studies approach to public policy analyses ovestresses the


rational techniques and allocative dimension of public policy. Analyse the
statement.

c.

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)


a.

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

b.

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

c.

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)


a.

Identify the main elements of program budgeting, output budgeting and


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

b.

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


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

c.

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

A.

Ethics in public services has been the central concern of Kautilyas


Arthashastra. Critically examine the statement

B.

discuss the valuable premise of constitutionalism in India which the


bureaucracy cannot violate

C.

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.

D.

Despite the adoption of decentralised planning, participatory initiative


remain marginalised and divisive live in many regions. Discuss

E.

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


A.

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.

B.

Indian administration is said to be characterised by its three features


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

C.

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


A.

gender responsive budgeting has infused greater accountability of


planning departments towards women empowerment programs. Examine
the statement.

B.

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.

C.

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


A.

management of intergovernmental relations is as important as that of


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

B.

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.

C.

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
A.

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


India, following a recent Supreme Court judgement concerning a private
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B.

Parliamentary committees bring about accountability and public


expenditure. Discuss

C.

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


development Administration? Give reasons for your answer.

D.

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

E.

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


a.

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

b.

Social auditing of flagship programmes of the Central government


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

c.

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

Q7. 20+20+10 marks


a.

Elaborate the features of the grievance redressal mechanism of the civil


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

b.

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?

c.

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


a.

Discuss the need for civil service neutrality in development


administration. Suggest some measures for achieving and strengthening it in
practice.

b.

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.

c.

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.