IAS Exam Papers-Main - Public Administration (Papers I) 1999

Public Administration - 1999 (Main) (Paper - I) Candidates should attempt Questions 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section. All questions carry equal marks 
1. Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each :
(a) "Instead of looking inward in their own values and requirements, the Asian countries looked outward."
(b) "The basic question in the relationship between political and permanent executives is the separation of facts and values at the operational level."
(c) 'The Commission form of organisation would tend to be a 'headless fourth branch' of government.'
(d) 'The principle of bureaucratic neutrality is more superfluous and redundant in the context of developing countries.'

2. Examine the growth of the discipline of Public Administration as a response to the developing capitalistic system in the U.S.A.

3. (a) 'The Generalist will always have an edge over the specialist." Substantiate the view.

(b) It is not weak but strong bureaucracy that creates concern in democracy.' Comment.

4. Critically comment on the function of administrative capabilities with reference to developing countries.

5. Comment on any three of the following in hot more than 200 words each :
(a) The process of change may create crises in the system. (Lucian Pye)

(b) 'Public Undertakings have received a raw deal in the wake of liberalism and privatization.'

(c) Voluntarism is not anti-thesis of statecentricism.

(d) 'Public Interest Litigation is an effective innovation in realizing social justice.'

6. 'Increased delegated legislation is a phenomenon of a modem positive state.' Elucidate.

7. (a) What do you understand by the term under-administration ? What are the issues involved in it?

(b) Elaborate the World Bank's concept of  'Good Governance.'

8. Elucidate the political process of policy formulation. Bring out its distinguishing features in developing countries.

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