PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 8 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Bureaucracy is ‘a system of government the control of which is so completely in the hands of officials that their power jeopardizes the liberties of ordinary citizens.” Comment Question 2 – Although the theory of V.A. Graicunas is admittedly crude, …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 6

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 5 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Reservation policy and its implementation has had some positive impact in relation to terms on the socio-economic development of the SCs and STs but it is very meager in absolute terms.” Comment. Question 2 – ‘as the fundamental law of …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – 2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4 ARCHIVES Answer in 200 words: Question 1 – “Public Administration today stands at the crossroads of public choice theory, pluralism, corporatism and elitism”. Discuss Question 2 – “In the last three decades, almost all countries of the world have experienced transformations in their administrative systems”. …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 3 Archives Timetable Question 1 – “Popular belief is that ownership change from public to private brings about improved performance.” Comment. Question 2 – “From Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Simon most writers on administration have taken the achievement of efficiency as the central objective. Justify the statement with …

Public Administration-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2

Public Administration-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 2 Archives Timetable Question 1 – ‘Lord Ripon was the prophet of local government in India’. Comment Question 2 – ‘The British colonial administration superimposed the prefectorial system on the historically inherited district administration in India, in the absence of rural local governments at the district level. “ …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 1 Archives Timetable Answer in 200 words: Question 1 – “Kautilya was not only the foremost politico-administrative thinker of ancient India, but he was an advocate and preacher of moral values too.” Comment Question 2 – Trace the evolution of Judicial Administration in India during the Mughal and …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Strategy: How to Prepare Better to Deal With Uncertainties

Public Administration Strategy The recent performance of Public Administration has not been very encouraging. A number of factors have contributed to the same which include relatively tougher papers; abstract questions; stricter evaluation; less generous marking; mysterious scaling/moderation by UPSC etc. However, as the number of ‘Pub Ad’ applicants reduces year by year (given its performance), …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 50

ARCHIVES 10 November 2014 Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEMOCRACY 1. “There is a constant and continuous collision between bureaucratic values and democratic values which adversely affects development.” In the light of this statement examine the role of bureaucracy in development. [CSM 2008/300 Words]

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 49

ARCHIVES 08 November 2014 Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: BUREAUCRACY and DEVELOPMENT 1. Analyze the following two statements, “The more developmental an administrative system becomes, the greater the likelihood that it would have more developmental effects” “The thrust of development administration failed to energise the Indian bureaucracy.” In the light of above statements analyze …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 48

ARCHIVES 07 November 2014  Topic: Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism 1. Analyze the following statements from D D Basu, “The preamble to our Constitution serves, two purposes: (a) it indicates the source from which the constitution derives its authority; (b) it also states the objects which constitution seeks to establish …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 44

ARCHIVES 31 October 2014 Topic – Planning and Implementation 1. “Implementing a public policy is a process of discovering what works and what does not.” Examine. (250 Words) 2. Define public policy. How does its formulation and implementation involve participation by administrators, voluntary agencies and pressure groups in a democracy? (250 Words) Next topic – Monitoring

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 43

ARCHIVES 30 October 2014 Topic – Processes of conceptualisation Answer in 250 words: 1. “The activities of public administrators at various stages of the policy process illustrate the difficulty of divorcing politics from administration.” Comment. 2. “Public administration can be portrayed as wheel of relationships focussed on the formulation and implementation of public policy.” Explain. …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 42

ARCHIVES 29 October 2014 Topic – Models of policy making and their critique 1. “Public policy is what politics is about.” – Substantiate. (250 Words) 2. ‘Policy making is a series of continuing dynamic processes which are plural and composite.’ Explain. (250 Words) Next Topic – Processes of conceptualisation

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 41

ARCHIVES 28 October 2014 Topic- Public Choice Approach, New Public Management Question1 – “The advent of the concept of “roll back of the state” since the nineteen eighties has been altering the role of Public Administration but certainly not diminishing its central place in human society.” Discuss. (250 Words) Question2 – “The ‘New Public Management’ …

Public Administration-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 40

ARCHIVES 27 October 2014 Topic -Riggsian models and their critique 1. Explain how the concept of ‘clects’ and ‘bazaar-canteen’ model explain the working of the administrative system in a developing society. In this context compare the working of the administrative system in a developed world & in a developing society. (250 Words) 2. “The nature …