PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “Barnard emphasizes on purpose as a  central  question  but  pays no attention  to the  choice  of the  purpose in  a  changing  world or to  the  processes  of formulating goals and  objectives for the  organization”. Comment [200 words] Question 2 Ques 4 What is the nature of psychological contract pursued by organizational management through authority …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “While Taylor and his associates concentrated on improving the task efficiency of the individual, Barnard  on the other hand, started with individual, moved to cooperative effort, and ended  with executive functions.” Comment. Question 2 “… a more thorough consideration leads to the understanding that communication, authority, specialization and purpose are all aspects comprehended in …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Leadership is the ‘influential increment over and above mechanical compliance with the routine directives of the organization’ [Katz and Kahn]. Analyze. (150 WORDS) [CSM 2012] Question 2 Human relations approach urges co-operation over competition and inter dependence over individualism. Examine [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Functions of the executive (C.I.Barnard)

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1. Human relations approach has enlarged the role of social ethics in management philosophy. Evaluate. [200 words] Question 2. “The man possessing the knowledge demanded by a certain situation tends in the best managed business, and other things being equal, becomes the leader of that movement.” Comment. [200 words] Tomorrow’s Topics Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Is the top down approach necessarily outdated? What are the aspects in which you shall favor ‘administrative management approach’? Question 2 The classical principals “…form neither a coherent conceptual pattern of determination nor an accurate description of concrete empirical reality” Comment. Question 3 Co-ordination is the fundamental principle of any organization. Comment. Tomorrow’s Topics …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Do you think Scientific management offers any solution to the issues in public administration of a developing country like India? Elaborate. Question 2 The Scientific management is blamed to create a monopoly of knowledge and de-personalization of work. What issues arise due to these? Is the threat real? Evaluate. Question 3 How has …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “Participation in authentic discourse requires ‘warrants for discourse’.” In the light of above statement explain the broader democratic consequences of a pro-active citizenry? (200 Words) Question 2  “We don’t need more government; we need better government.” Comment. (200 Words) Tomorrow’s Topics 2. Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “The equity and legitimacy aspects are as important, or perhaps more important, than good management.” Comment. (200 words)   Question 2  Do you think good governance is a throwback to the classical theory of ‘one best way of governance’? How is it, if any, different from neo-wilsonism? (200 words) Tomorrow’s Topics Good Governance: concept …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 “The actions of public administrators have the forces of law and coercive power of government behind them”. Do you think administrators could claim similar authority in a globalized world? (200 Words) Question 2 Examine the implications of globalization for administrative ethics and development ethics. (200 Words) Tomorrow’s Topics Good Governance: concept and application; …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answers Writing Challenge

Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation;   Question 1 “The state is essential for putting in place the appropriate institutional foundations for markets”. Comment. (200 Words) Question 2 What according to you are the most important changes brought into public administration by Privatization movement. (200 Words)   Tomorrow’s Topic Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation;

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

New Public Administration; Public Choice approach Question 1  Do you think that over reliance on rules has sidelined emotive rationality of administrators? Do you think switching over to market oriented approach could change the scenario? (200 Words) Question 2 How do you rate the Public Choice’s ‘pleasure pain calculus of individuals’ to Benthamite public interest …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

  New paradigms in public administration do not look at the discipline from a fresh perspective but merely rehash the old concepts.” Critically evaluate (200 Words) “A public administration which fails to work for changes which tries to redress the deprivation of minorities will likely be eventually used to repress those minorities.” Frederickson. Evaluate with …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; Question 1 “While professionalization was advocated in the management of government, Wilson was well aware of the wider agenda of public administration.” Mohit Bhattacharya. n the light of above statement evaluate the relevance of Wilson’s ideas in developing countries of 21st century. (200 …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

1.       Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration Question 1  Comment on the importance of sense of Public interest as a wider ethical commitment in public administration. (200 Words)   Question 2 “Public administration is not just implementation of laws; it is also a means of social justice and social change”. Comment. …

Public Administration – Answer Writing Challenge

1.       Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration; Question 1 “In its broadest sense, the administration can be defined as the activities of group cooperating to accomplish common goals.” Evaluate. Question 2  “..it would appear that any definition of this field [Public Administration] would be either so encompassing as to call forth the …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 30

QUESTIONS: 19/11/2013  Give reasons for the failure of the GoI to introduce the performance programme budgetary technique in Union Ministries. What type of budgetary system is being currently practised in India and why?(CSE 2000/300 words)  “Legislative control over finances are inadequate and incomplete.” Comment. (CSE 2003/200 words) while the classical theorist of administration consider organisation …