PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: 08 October 2016
Insights Optional Test – 5;
- The Gubernatorial position of the Governor is comfortably placed in the fuzzy area between “withdrawal of the pleasure of the President” and “compelling reasons for removal.” Discuss with some recent examples.
- Management of intergovernmental relations is as important as that of intergovernmental relations. Examine its impact upon the performance of the government.
- How far do you agree with the view that national development Council could resonate the demands of the state governments as long as planning commission is Subservient to it? Critically examine. (UPSC may not ask as we are NITI era, Nevertheless, let us do our best in covering everything in the sacred syllabus)
- From coalition government to one-party dominance is of the change that is bound to affect the governmental system. Explain why and how.
- Supreme Court ruling on 31st October, 2013 in respect of bureaucracy’s functioning would help achieve good governance. Analyze this ruling and add your comments on it. (This Bret Lee Bouncer was from 2014 paper – So prepare all the important judgements well 🙂 )
- “District Collector’s role in the development process has been overemphasized.” Comment on the statement.
- Discuss the major highlights of the reforms introduced from time-to-time in Central Civil Services Conduct Rules and add your own comments.
- Would you agree with Bachrach and Baratz that along with decisions, non-decision are also part of policy? Give reasons for your answer.
- ‘Relations are the building blocks of network analysis’ — In the light of this statement summarize the form and content of relations in ‘network analysis’.
- Trace the background and development of PERT and enumerate the steps involved in the application of PERT.
- Draw a simple PERT chart for a seminar planning project.
- ‘Bureaucrats should not play politics, but understand how politics works.’ Comment
- ‘Good governance is closely aligned with effective democratic governance.’ Discuss
- ‘Corruption is more of an environmental than an administrative problem.’
- ‘Questions represent a powerful technique of parliamentary control over expenditure.’