PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 November 2016

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 November 2016


Paper 1

  1. ”The positivist methods of policy analysis have served intentionally or unintentionally to facilitate and bolster bureaucratic governance.” Fisher . Analyse. (150 Words)
  2. ‘In the era of globalization, the policy making sovereignty of government has been abdicated.” Explain. (150 Words)
  3. “Trying to view organisational effectiveness as a single dimension is much like trying to visualise a cube without depth perception – result is distortion ” Analyse(150 Words)
  4. “Public administration is not simply kind of technology but a special form of moral endeavour” comment (150 Words)
  5. “Development  of bureaucracy greatly favours levelling of social classes ” – webber. Analyse the statement with regard to gender issue (150 Words)
  6. “Good governance is resurrection of classical administrative theory in a new context ” analyse (150 Words)
  7. “Decisions are fret with idiosyncratic problems” comment in the context of Indian society (150 Words)
  8. “Budget is more than a mere estimate of revenues and expenditures ” explain (150 Words)
  9. “Pluralist political theory supports fragmentation as opposed to traditional democratic theory which favours synthesis “. Discuss (150 Words)
  10. “Post modernism has demystified bureaucratic rationalism” critically comment science and reasoning approach of Modernity (150 Words)
  11. “In many democracies “Form” has overtaken  ” substance ” ” analyse in Indian context (250 Words)
  12. Simon’s work is a combination of disjunctures and continuities impressive in the evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, character of the views he advance. Explain. (250 Words)
  13. Compare and contrast Economic man, Social man and Organizational man. (200 Words)
  14. Fundamental basis for efficiency is Self-Actualization. Most of modern and contemporary thinkers in management seems to believe so. Elucidate. (250 Words)
  15. What is market exchange model of policy making. Explain it with its critiques. (200 Words)
  16. The state services personnel are considered perpetual Vice Presidents in relation to AIS. (200 Words)
  17. Examine the validity of the statement “Scientific decision-making and bias in decisions cannot go together”. Support your answer with examples. (250 Words)
  18. “Man is a non-linear machine; a machine that is programmed with a tape, one cannot find anywhere; a machine that continually changes its programming without any prior warning; a machine that may try to out guess one in one’s attempts to find out what makes the machine tick.” — Comment. (200 Words)
  19. Clarify a linear programming model and try to identify the limitations of linear programming. (250 Words)

Paper 2 

  1. Recently, the President of India said that the IPC, 1860, requires a thorough revision to meet the needs of the 21st century. On contemporary relevance or modernity, what substantial changes does the IPC need? Critically examine (250 Words)
  2. Briefly discuss the recommendations of Malimath committee on overhaul of criminal Justice system. (150 Words)
  3. “Prisons are for rehabilitation and reformation. But Indians prisons seem to be aimed at punishment.” Comments on the need for Prison reforms; Briefly identify the lacunae in implementing IPC 436A. (150 Words)
  4. Judicial activism for “Constitutional supremacy” which is the basic feature of Indian constitution undermines “Separation of powers” – Illustrate.(150 Words)
  5. Medical Council of India needs urgent therapy. Comment on Ranjit Roy committee recommendations along with Parliamentary standing committee report in this regard. (150 Words)
  6. Identify the changes envisaged by “Time bound delivery of goods and services and redressal of grievances bill” – Examine its current status. Comment on the prerequisites for the operation of the bill. (150 Words)
  7. Vidyanjali boosts community participation in government schools. Examine Challenges and opportunities here. Comment on the sectors where Community participation can complement Indian Administration. (150 Words)
  8. Critically examine some of the important points of contention raised by various stakeholders associated with conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). (150 Words)
  9. Examine Citizen Centric administration in the light of Swachh Survekshan 2017. (150 Words)
  10. Recently NITI Aayog identified land leasing, land titling and the Right To Education Act as focus areas to engage in. Examine how this will aid in better administration. (150 Words)
  11. Comment on the ethical issues with Electoral trusts – suggest measures to be adopted in indian administration with respect to elections. (250 Words)
  12. Discuss the fiscal challenges which states have to face if 14th FC recommendations are implemented. (150 Words)
  13. Examine history of O&M in India. How do you rate it – Poor, OK, Good or Excellent? Justify your choice. (250 Words)
  14. Public State Approach focuses on Pro-market and Anti-state paradigm while Neo-Marxism emphasized autonomy of the State sector. Discuss relevance of both the schools in modern Administrative management. (250 Words)
  15. Discuss the Grievance Redressing Mechanism operating in GoI. Also discuss the challenges and how far it succeeded. (200 Words)
  16. What’s accrual based accounting? Illustrate. (200 Words)
  17. The Mughal empire became a hopeless failure in eighteenth century though it had all the resources at its disposal. Substantiate. (200 Words)
  18. Under British rule, Indian administration went through continuous innovation & experimentation even adopting features from Mughal administration. Such combination of continuity & change has been striking feature of Indian Administrative legacy. Explain (200 Words)
  19. India needs to choose between two paths to get out of systemic deadlock. One would be emulating the UK which would leave Rajya Sabha voting intact but reduced powers & another US, which would keep RS veto power but make its election direct. Analyze. (250 Words)