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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 20 October 2016

 

 


PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 20 October 2016


 

Total Revision test – 10 

  1. The basic ethical problem of an administrator is to determine how he/she can use discretionary power in a way that is consistent with democratic values. comment with reference to corruption in administration. (150 Words)
  2. Justify the Constitutional provisions to treat certain expenditure as charged upon Consolidate fund of India. (150 Words)
  3. Ethics in public services has been the central concern of Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Critically examine the statement. (200 Words)
  4. Discuss the value premise of constitutionalism in India which the bureaucracy cannot violate. (150 Words)
  5. The functional role of Prime Minister’s office (PMO) depends on the Prime Minister’s policy orientation, personality and style of administration. Comment on the statement with suitable examples. (250 Words)
  6. Despite the adoption of decentralised planning, participatory initiative remain marginalised and divisive in many regions. Discuss (200 Words)
  7. Assess the role of honest and upright civil servants in regulatory and development administration in India. Give examples to substantiate your arguments. (150 Words)
  8. Explain the notion of one hundred ‘smart cities’ and its likely impact on India’s urbanization. (150 Words)
  9. Elaborate the features of the grievance redressal mechanism of the civil services in India. Does this mechanism satisfy the objectives of its creation?(150 Words)
  10. “Democracy within bureaucracy is likely to reduce its effectiveness.” Do you agree with this view? Argue your case. (150 Words)
  11. Discuss critically the salient features of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) regarding its purposes and jurisdiction. (150 Words)
  12. Judicial Activism is against separation of powers.Critically analyse (150 Words)
  13. What do you understand by “simultaneous elections” which was recently in news. Is it legally and practically possible in India? What are the other electoral reforms you have in mind? (250 Words)
  14. Implementation of Roongta panel recommendations can make CPSEs globally competitive.Discuss. (250 Words)
  15. In his address at DGP conference, PM emphasised  that sensitivity should be the vital element for policing. Discuss the advantages of sensitivity in policing. (200 Words)
  16. What are the principles laid down by SC in S.R.Bommai case regarding the imposition of president’s rule? What is the impact of this judgement? Critically analyse. (150 Words)
  17. There is an urgent need to amend Prevention of corruption Act 1968 to ensure civil servants take decisions without fear or favour. Discuss (150 Words)
  18. “Administrative accountability in India is the proper antidote of administrative irresponsibility”.  Critically examine. (250 Words)
  19. “Committee is like a corporation without a soul to be damned and a body to be kicked” – In the light of above statement, describe role of Committees and Corporations in Indian administration. (150 Words)
  20. It is an error to depart needlessly from the line of authority, but it is even greater one to keep it when detrimental to the business – Comment with respect to  District Adminstration (250 Words)