IAS Exam Papers-Main - Public Administration (Paper - I) 2001

Public Administration - 2001 - Main -Paper I Time Allowed : Three Hours                                                       Maximum Marks : 300
1. Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:
(a) "Publicness" of public administration in an ideal democratic government remains the ultimate value in theory and practice'. Elucidate
(b) Minnobrook conference in USA identified four features crucial to 'new public administration'. Explain.
(c) "The nature and role of communication in administration vindicates that "communication is authority"". Comment.
(d) Critically examine the model of Max Weber and Chester I Barnard with reference to 'bureaucratic authority.

2. The 'decision-making scheme' and 'satisfying model' of Herbert A Simon is the major component of administrative theory. Comment.

3. Why do all administrative organizations consider 'hierarchy' as the many splendoured technique? Discuss.

4. In what aspects, the powers of proposed institution of Lok Pal in the Bill already introduced in Indian Parliament, will strengthen the institution as compared to parliamentary commissioner in UK?


5. Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each: (20 x 3 = 60)

(a) 'The inculcation of belief in the real existence of a common purpose is an essential executive function'. Comment

(b) Burekehead says:

'Budget in Government is a vehicle of fiscal policy and a tool of management'. Examine this statement.

(c) Critically comment on Riggsian Prismatic Sala model of administration of developing societies.  To what extent Indian administrative system exhibits prismatic characteristics?

(d) "Statutory External auditing is one of the protectors of democracy in the parliamentary form of government". Comment.

6. A fairly adequate analysis of the administrative organization in government is possible when we treat 'bureaucracy' as a 'structure' and 'administration' as a 'function'. Discuss.

7. What techniques the government of india have employed to evaluate (appraise) the performance of senior level employees, i.e. class I and class II? Are you satisfied with these techniques?

8. Critically examine the monetary and fiscal policies of government of india in the decade 1991 to 2001.  Do you think world financial institutions had a role to play in opening indian economy to global forces? give reasons to substantiate your argument.

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