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Answer Writing Class (28 September, 2019)

Paper 1 & Paper 2

PAPER - I

Test 1 (5 October, 2019)

Unit-I : Introduction

  • Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration.
  • Wilson's vision of Public Administration.
  • Evolution of the discipline and its present status.
  • New Public Administration.
  • Public Choice approach.
  • Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation , Globalisation.
  • Good Governance: concept and application.
  • New Public Management.

Unit-II : Administrative Thought

  • Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement.
  • Classical Theory.
  • Weber's bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments.
  • Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett).
  • Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others).
  • Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard).
  • Simon's decision-making theory.
  • Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor).
  • New Public Management.

Test 2 (19 October, 2019)

Unit-III : Administrative Behaviour

  • Process and techniques of decision-making.
  • Communication
  • Morale
  • Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary.
  • Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.

Unit-IV : Organizations

  • Theories – systems, contingency.
  • Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments.
  • Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions.
  • Ad hoc and advisory bodies.
  • Headquarters and Field relationships.
  • Regulatory Authorities.
  • Public - Private Partnerships

Test 3 (2 November, 2019)

Unit-V :Accountability & Control

  • Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration.
  • Citizen and Administration.
  • Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations.
  • Civil society.
  • Citizen's Charters.
  • Right to Information.
  • Social audit.

Unit-VI : Administrative Law

  • Meaning, scope and significance.
  • Dicey on Administrative law.
  • Delegated legislation.
  • Administrative Tribunals.

Unit-VII : Comparative Public Administration

  • Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems.
  • Administration and politics in different countries.
  • Current status of Comparative Public Administration.
  • Ecology and administration.
  • Riggsian models and their critique.

Test 4 (16 November, 2019)

Unit-VIII : Development Administration

  • Concept of development.
  • Changing profile of Development Administration.
  • 'Anti Development Thesis'.
  • Bureaucracy and development.
  • Strong state versus the market debate.
  • Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries.
  • Women and development - the self-help group movement.

Unit-IX : Public Policy

  • Models of policy-making and their critique.
  • Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations.
  • State theories and public policy formulation.

Unit-X : Techniques of Administrative Improvement

  • Organisation and methods, Work study and work management.
  • e-governance and Information Technology.
  • Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.

Unit-XI: Personnel Administration

  • Importance of human resource development.
  • Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions.
  • Employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism.
  • Code of conduct.
  • Administrative ethics.

Unit-XII : Financial Administration

  • Monetary and fiscal policies.
  • Public borrowings and public debt
  • Budgets - types and forms.
  • Budgetary process.
  • Financial accountability.
  • Accounts and audit.

Unit-XIII : Financial Management (Paper II)

  • Budget as a political instrument.
  • Parliamentary control of public expenditure.
  • Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area.
  • Accounting techniques.
  • Audit
  • Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

PAPER - II

Test 5 (30 November, 2019)

Unit-I : Evolution of Indian Administration

  • Kautilya's Arthashastra.
  • Mughal administration.
  • Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.

Unit-II : Philosophical & Constitutional Framework

  • Salient features and value premises.
  • Constitutionalism
  • Political culture.
  • Bureaucracy and democracy.
  • Bureaucracy and development.

Unit-III :Public Sector Undertakings

  • Public sector in modern India.
  • Forms of Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Problems of autonomy, accountability and control.
  • Impact of liberalization and privatization

Unit-IV : Plans & Priorities

  • Machinery of planning.
  • Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council.
  • 'Indicative' planning.
  • Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels.
  • Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.

2nd ARC Class - 1 (14 December, 2019)

2nd ARC Class - 1 (4 Hrs)

Test 6 (28 December, 2019)

Unit-V : Union Government & Administration

  • Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes.
  • Recent trends.
  • Intragovernmental relations.
  • Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Prime Minister's Office.
  • Central Secretariat.
  • Ministries and Departments.
  • Boards.
  • Commissions.

Unit-VI : State Government & Administration

  • Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations.
  • Role of the Finance Commission; Governor.
  • Chief Minister.
  • Council of Ministers.
  • Chief Secretary.
  • State Secretariat.
  • Directorates

Unit-VII :District Administration Since Independence

  • Changing role of the Collector.
  • Union-State-Local Relations.
  • Imperatives of development management and law and order administration.
  • District administration and democratic decentralization.

Unit-VIII : Rural Development

  • Institutions and agencies since independence.
  • Rural development programmes: foci and strategies.
  • Decentralization and Panchayati Raj.
  • 73rd Constitutional amendment.

Test 7 (11 January, 2020)

Unit-IX :Urban Local Development

  • Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas.
  • 74th Constitutional Amendment.
  • Global-Local debate.
  • New Localism.
  • Development Dynamics, Politics and Administration with special reference to city management.

Unit-X :Civil Services

  • Constitutional position.
  • Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building.
  • Good governance initiatives.
  • Code of conduct and discipline.
  • Staff associations.
  • Political rights.
  • Grievance redressal mechanism.
  • Civil service neutrality.
  • Civil service activism.

Unit-XI :Administrative Reforms Since Independence

  • Major concerns.
  • Important Committees and Commissions.
  • Reforms in financial management and human resource development.
  • Problems of implementation.

Unit-XII : Law & Order Administration

  • British legacy.
  • National Police Commission
  • Investigative agencies
  • Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism
  • Criminalisation of politics and administration
  • Police-public relations
  • Reforms in Police

Unit-XIII : Significant issues in Indian Administration

  • Values in public service.
  • Regulatory Commissions.
  • National Human Rights Commission.
  • Problems of administration in coalition regimes.
  • Citizen-administration interface.
  • Corruption and administration.
  • Disaster management.

2nd ARC Class - 2 (18 January, 2020)

2nd ARC Class - 2 (4 Hrs)

MOCK TEST

Test 8 (After Prelims)

  • Mock 1: Paper - I

Test 9 (After Prelims)

Mock 2: Paper - II

Test 10 (After Prelims)

Mock 3: Paper - I

Test 11 (After Prelims)

Mock 4: Paper - II

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