IAS Exam Papers-Main - Public Administration (Paper - II) 2005

PAPER - II - 2005 Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300 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. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.
1. Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each: 20x3=60
(a) "The Mughal Administrative System was a military rule by nature and was centralized despotism."
(b) "The veto-power of the Indian President is a combination of the absolute, suspensive and pocket veto."
(c) "The District Collector is an overburdened officer due to the expansion and increasing developmental activities."
(d) "A strong PMO is a salvation for any Indian Prime Minister, but concentration of power is a danger to democracy."

2. "The Chief Minister symbolizes ruling power structure and is the real executive head of the State Government." Discuss the above statement in the light of his position in a Coalition Government. 60
3. (a) "The Cabinet Secretariat provides the eyes and ears for the Prime Minister to keep in touch with the process of official business in Central Government." Comment.
(b) "The primary emphasis in District Administration has to be on implementation of development programmes in cooperation with active support of people." Elucidate. 30x2=60
4. "Even after a decade of having adopted the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution, the Panchayat Raj institution still faces a number of problems towards making it a strong and vibrant unit of Government." Comment. 60

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