Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 28

QUESTIONS: 16/11/2013  ‘Man’s motives … in different subparts of the same organization may be different’ [Edgar Schein]. Discuss. (CSE 2012/150 words)  Leadership is the ‘influential increment over and above mechanical compliance with the routine directives of the organization’ [Katz and Kahn]. Analyze. (150 words) In the era of neo-liberalism there is an emphasis on a …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 24

QUESTIONS: 12/11/2013 “Cost-benefit analysis is a very unsatisfactory view of analysing public policy.” Comment.(2010/200 words)  There is a separate ministry Central ministry or Department on each subject allocated to State List. Does it mean supremacy of the Union Government or an emphasis on development administration? Analyse. (2007/300 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS:11/11/2013 “The Cabinet Secretary’s is a very general staff function, not a line function in relation to the ministries. His business is to help not to oversee. Comment. ( 300 Words) With respect to Globalization and its administrative challenges, explain state capacity deficit and its implications. (200 words)   ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 22

QUESTIONS: 09/11/2013  “The headquarters-field relationship is fraught with complexities. To arrive at a general principle, thus, is nearly impossible. Therefore, this should be more of a practitioner’s domain rather than of academician’s.” Comment. (250 words) Do you agree with the view that in the wake of increasing role of local bodies, the District Collector be …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 21

QUESTIONS: 08/11/2013  “Simon’s work has had major implications for the study of administration and the practice of administration professionalism.”Comment. (2006/200 words) “Bureaucracy can exist only where the whole service of the state is removed from the common political life of the people, its chiefs as well as rank and file. Its motives, its objectives, its …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS: 06/11/2013 Make a critical assessment of Dicey’s understanding of the Rule of Law Droit Administratif.(2011/150 words) Analyse McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y. Do you agree with the view that with every passing year, his message has become more relevant and more important? Substantiate your answer. (2007/300 words) “Community policing has become a victim …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 18

QUESTIONS: 05/11/2013  Critically comment on the recent Supreme Court directive on fixed tenure for Bureaucrats. (200 words)  Simon’s decision-making theories and techniques are of little use to Public Administration. Critically Examine.(250 words) “Laxity in monitoring and evaluation can render even best policies infructuous.” Discuss. (Mains 2008/ 200 words) The period of British rule generated most of …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 17

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013  “Coalition politics of contemporary time is,at times, at war with the ideas of planning commission.” Comment. (200 Words) “Kautilya was a political realist rather than an Idealist. Comment. (300 Words) Independence of judiciary is sacrosanct but seeking a broader collegium based judicial appointment needs serious exploration. Give your views. (300 Words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 15

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 “Attempts to solve administrative problems in isolation from the structure of power and purpose in the polity are bound to be illusory.” (Norton Long) Comment. (300 Words) “Administrative reforms form a part of larger political process and should be considered in relation to it.” Examine. (300 Words) “Public administration is ultimately problem of …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 (Paper I and II)  “The prismatic model of Riggs is equally applicable to developing as well as developed society.” Comment. (2010/200 words)  “The real problem of administrative reforms in India at the state and local levels in that they are imposed from above.” Comment. (2011/300 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Paper I and II)  “The main problem with Mary Parker Follett’s work is that her idealism is showing.”. Explain.(CSE 2006/20 marks/200 words)  Does the emergence of an Empowered group of Ministers at the Central Level impair the doctrine of Cabinet responsibility? (CSE 2010/20 marks/200 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day-11

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013 (Paper-II – 2009 questions) “Bureaucracy developed by the British stifled the village self-rule.” Comment (200 Words) “There is no basic contradiction between civil service neutrality and civil service activism.” Comment. (200 Words) Do State Services suffer in comparison with the All India and Central Services? Suggest measures for enhancing the role, competence and …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 10

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Paper II and I )  What are the two biggest challenges in the coming years for Indian Administration? Justify your position. (200 words)  Piffner point out that the constitution of a country is a plan. Every planning and purposeful activity is preceded by preparation for action. Do you agree with the assessment of Piffner …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 15/10/2013 (Paper I and II – Techniques of Administrative Improvement)  The available techniques of administrative improvements(CPM, PERT) are too ‘mechanical’ and ‘simplistic’ to be applied in the real world of governance. Comment. (150 words)  Examine the role of MGNREGA in improving lower-tier governance in India? (150 words) ARCHIVES