PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 25 Archives Question 1 –  “Theoretically the Board administration violates the distinction between government and politics because through it politics is injected in the administration”. Comment Question 2 – Account for the growing tendency of centralization in the modern state.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 23 Archives Question 1 – “State and District planning bodies in India have not been effective in achieving their goals.” Comment Question 2 – Compare Abraham Maslow’s theory of motivation and Herzberg’s motivation – hygiene theory. Do you think that they are universally applicable? If so, …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 22 Archives Question 1 – ‘Effective implementation of plan projects has been the weakest link in the chain of the entire planning programme.” Elucidate Question 2 – “National Development council was established to co-ordinate between Union government, the planning commission and the state governments”. Comment.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21 Archives Question 1 – “The study of decision making is proceeding in so many directions that we can lose sight of the basic administrative processes that Barnard and Simon were trying to describe and that so many men have been trying to improve.” Elucidate. Question …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20 Archives Question 1 – “In McGregor’s view, the managerial cosmology meaningfully addresses the understanding of manager and his role perceptions.” Explain. Question 2 – “The successful management leaders are found in Likert’s System-4 approach to organizational leadership.” Examine.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 20 Archives Question 1 – Why is it that the behavioral approach to the study of organizations is a continuous phenomenon. Discuss Chester Barnard’s contributions to this approach. Question 2 – As March and Simon point out, there seems to exist a ‘Gresham’s Law’ of decision-making.” …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 18

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 19 Archives Question 1 – Critically examine the role of the Finance Ministry as the custodian of all public revenues. Question 2 – ‘It is high time that the distribution of central assistance under article 282 of Indian constitution, (which is entirely or even mainly made …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 17

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 17 Archives Timetable Question 1 – Critically examine the role of the Finance Ministry as the custodian of all public revenues. Question 2 – ‘It is high time that the distribution of central assistance under article 282 of Indian constitution, (which is entirely or even mainly …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 16

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 16 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “The Prime Minister’s office is a staff agency. Its line functions are inconsistent with the Secretariat Systems of administration. “ Comment. Question 2 – “trace the evolution of Secretariat system in India during the British period of administration history with …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 15

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 15 Archives Timetable Question 1 – Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has undergone several changes since its inception in 1980’s. Comment Question 2 – “Cabinet Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in India have common but dissimilar staff, functions.” Elucidate.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 14

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 14 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Article 78 in the constitution confers Executive Power on the President”. Elucidate Question 2 – “The Judicial control over administration is no substitute for parliamentary control. In fact, they are supplementary but serve two different kinds of purposes.” Discuss.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 13 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Many problems of Worker-Management co-operation were the results of the emotionally based attitudes of the workers rather than objective difficulties in the situation.” (Elton Mayo) Comment. Question 2 – Critically examine conflict resolution according to M.P. Follett. Explain how McGregor …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 12

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 12 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Describe the major challenges in front of Public Sector Undertakings and recommendations of S.K. Roongta committee to confront them”. Question 2 – “From Taylorims to Mayoism the organization theory has travelled a long road in quest of Organisational Effectiveness.” Comment

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 11

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 11 Archives Timetable Question 1- Examine the basic postulated of the Human Relations Theory and show how far It differs from the classical theory of organizations. Question 2 – “The main problem with Mary Parker Follet’s work is that her idealism is showing”. Explain

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 10 Archives Timetable Question 1 – Public undertakings of the central government could be booked upon both as an asset and a liability. Which measures would you suggest to enhance their utility as an asset and to reduce their drag as a liability? Examine in depth …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “The constitutional provisions for the appointment of a special officer for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are more investigative than executive in orientation.” Comment. Question 2 – “culturally sanctioned values and symbols have acted as important influencing catalyst in …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Bureaucracy is ‘a system of government the control of which is so completely in the hands of officials that their power jeopardizes the liberties of ordinary citizens.” Comment Question 2 – Although the theory of V.A. Graicunas is admittedly crude, …