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

Public Administration - 2002 - Main -Paper I 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.  The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. .

1. Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each: (20 x 3 = 60)
(a) "Though there are certain points of similarity between public and private administration yet no private organization can ever be exactly the name as a public one". Examine.
(b) "Civil society exists to ensure that government does provide good governance." Discuss.
(c) "Public corporations are not an end in themselves but an extension of the government activities designed to promote public welfare." - Substantiate.
(d) "dicey was wrong not only in his concept of the rule of law, but he also overlooked the significance of the administrative law". - Comment.

2. Describe the evolution of the discipline of public administration with special emphasis on post - 1970 developments. (60)

3. Explain the contribution of George Elton Mayo to the development of the Human relations school. How did behavioral scientist modify his basic findings? (60)

4. Compare Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation and Herberg's motivation-hygiene theory. Do you think that they are universally applicable? If so, why? If not, why not? (60)


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

(a) "Development administration is concerned with maximizing innovation for development." - Discuss.

(b) "Public policy is what politics is about". - Substantiate.

(c) The doctrine of political neutrality and anonymity is no more relevant to modern civil service." - Comment.

(d) "Auditing in Government is an exercise in post-mortem". - Examine.

6. Analyze the constitutional political and operational dimensions of employer-employee relations.  What are your suggestions to bring about a satisfactory relationship between them? (60)

7. How did Fred W. Riggs conceptualize the interactions between administration systems and their environment? (60)

8. Examine the government budget as an instrument of public policy and a local legislative control? (60)

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