IAS Exam Papers-Main - Public Administration (Paper - II) 2002

PAPER II Time Allowed : Three Hours                                                                                                 Maximum Marks : 300
Candidates should attempt question 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: (3 x 20 = 60)
(a) "The value premises of our constitution in the era of global constitutionalism."
(b) Indian federalism is described as federal in form but unitary in spirit.
(c) "Rural and urban development programs have gained in importance, but implementation has been a failure."
(d) "The rule of public sector has been changing tremendously in the context of liberalization.

2. "after independence, despite the change in socio-economic and political milieu, the basic features of colonial impact on administration continues to exist in our administrative system." Comment. (60)

3. (a) The central secretariat is a policy formulating, coordinating and supervisory agency besides being the principal executive agency of the government." - Explain (30)

(b) "Collector is the representative of the state government in the district and also represents public interest". Comment (30).

4. The role of local self-government in the state administration is of considerable importance. Evaluate the statement in the context of the 73rd and 74th amendments made. (60).


5. Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

(a) "All indian service is an institution - is the result of history".

(b) "The role of comptroller and auditor general is a limited one."

(c) "National development council has virtually become a super-cabinet and tries to arrogate itself the functions of parliament.

(d) "Public undertakings no longer occupy commanding heights".

6. "the machinery for welfare administration at the national and state level trickling down to grassroots becomes meaningless in the context of global constitutionalism. - Discuss (60)

7. (a) "Culturally sanctioned values and symbols have acted as important influencing catalyst in administration". Elaborate (30)

(b) The problem of administrative improvement in india are longer and more complex than in any other country in the world". Comment (30)

8. "Women's development programs of recent have shifted from welfarist approach to empowerment of women". Elaborate (60).

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