PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 19 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 19 October 2016   Significant issues in Indian Administration: Bureaucratic agencies, characterized by established procedures, specialization, leadership, clean objectives, are not ideal to handle disaster Management. examine with reference to the need for Administrative “Information Communication Technology (ICT) improves the quality of public service delivery, but fails to check bribery.” Local …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 18 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 18 October 2016   Law and Order Administration: Critically examine the statement: “Thana (police station) as the last bastion of the waning British administrative legacy in India.” Discuss the changes in the powers of controller and auditor General of India, following a recent Supreme Court judgement concerning a private service provider. …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 15 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 15 October 2016 Urban Local Government: Municipal administration in India faces both structural and operational challenges. examine in context of the post 74th amendment act. SPVs of smart cities are antithetical the zeal of 74th amendment. Critically examine. The 14th Finance Commission highlighted an indispensable need to improve the finances of …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 14 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 14 October 2016 Rural Development:   Use of information and communication technology in Panchayat’s function enhances efficiency, transparency and accountability and also induces mass ICT culture. Examine Self-help groups (SHG) have contributed to a change in the role of rural women in development from symbolic participation of empowerment. Do you think …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 13 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 13 October 2016   Rural Development: The second generation reforms in Panchayati Raj institution have changed Panchayats from an agency of Development at local level into a political institution. comment The concept of social audit is more comprehensive than that of traditional audit. comment Gandhian model of decentralisation is similar to …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 12 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 12 October 2016   Administrative Reforms since Independence:   “Unimplemented reforms in administration weaken the administrative reforms process most.” Do you agree? Give your answer citing specific cases as illustrations. What are the major concerns of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission on Civil Service reforms? Indicate the current status of their …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 11 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 11 October 2016 Administrative Reforms since Independence + Financial management Explain how budget can be used as a political instrument. “Excellent ideas but poor implementation have characterised the administrative reforms in India since Independence.” Critically examine the statement giving examples from the Union and State Governments. Do you agree that there …

Public Administration: 10 October 2016

    Public Administration: 10 October 2016 Financial Management: Finance commission in India performs the job of statistics aggregation. comment Performance budgeting failed because it was applied to sectors/ programs where quantitative evaluation was not feasible. Examine the principles underlying performance budgeting techniques. Gender responsive budgeting has infused greater accountability of planning departments towards women …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 07 October 20116

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 07 October 20116 Civil Services: Judicial review of administrative tribunal’s decision defeats the very objective of establishing tribunals. Comment with reference to central Administrative tribunal. 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 …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Synopsis of 2016 Mains Writing Challenges

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: Synopsis of 2016 Mains Writing Challenges DOWNLAOD 17th August 2016 Syllabus – “Public Choice Theory” 1.Discuss how the Public Choice Theory promotes the concept of ‘Steering’ and undermines the concept of ‘Rowing’ in visualising efficient and effective administration. (250 words). Public choice theory believes in competition and envisages governance based on choice, Client …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 October 2016

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 05 October 2016 District Administration since Independence:   Explain the important recommendations of VT Krishanamachary Committee (1952) on the Indian and State Administrative services and problems of district administration. (Asked in 2013) Why is le droit administrative regarded alongside the Napoleonic Code as the most notable achievement of French legal science? …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 04 October 2016

  PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 04 October 2016 District Administration since Independence: Reducing the size (geographical area) of the district will provide relief to the overburdnened and overworked collector. comment District collector is a legacy of the British Raj and has largely remained insulated from the demands of contemporary professionalism. Discuss Would you agree that the strong …

Public Administration: 30 September 2016

    Public Administration: 30 September 2016 Plans and Priorities: Planning enables comprehensive and scientific understanding of problems. Examine the statement in context of planning methodology. The objectives, approaches and organizational arrangements for decision-making of the NITI Ayog aim at restoring the federal character of the Indian polity. Explain. The ‘selection model of recruitment rests …

Public Administration: 29 September 2016

    29th September 2016 Plans and Priorities: “There is a tendency of centralism in Indian federalism, but it is not because of its institutional framework but because of its socialist goals and centrally devised plan development.” explain the statement in the context of union-state relationships Why has District Planning been marginalized in many States …