Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 17

QUESTIONS: 04/11/2013  “Coalition politics of contemporary time is,at times, at war with the ideas of planning commission.” Comment. (200 Words) “Kautilya was a political realist rather than an Idealist. Comment. (300 Words) Independence of judiciary is sacrosanct but seeking a broader collegium based judicial appointment needs serious exploration. Give your views. (300 Words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 15

QUESTIONS: 01/11/2013 “Attempts to solve administrative problems in isolation from the structure of power and purpose in the polity are bound to be illusory.” (Norton Long) Comment. (300 Words) “Administrative reforms form a part of larger political process and should be considered in relation to it.” Examine. (300 Words) “Public administration is ultimately problem of …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 14

QUESTIONS: 31/10/2013 (Paper I and II)  “The prismatic model of Riggs is equally applicable to developing as well as developed society.” Comment. (2010/200 words)  “The real problem of administrative reforms in India at the state and local levels in that they are imposed from above.” Comment. (2011/300 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 13

QUESTIONS: 30/10/2013 (Paper I and II)  “The main problem with Mary Parker Follett’s work is that her idealism is showing.”. Explain.(CSE 2006/20 marks/200 words)  Does the emergence of an Empowered group of Ministers at the Central Level impair the doctrine of Cabinet responsibility? (CSE 2010/20 marks/200 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day-11

QUESTIONS: 28/10/2013 (Paper-II – 2009 questions) “Bureaucracy developed by the British stifled the village self-rule.” Comment (200 Words) “There is no basic contradiction between civil service neutrality and civil service activism.” Comment. (200 Words) Do State Services suffer in comparison with the All India and Central Services? Suggest measures for enhancing the role, competence and …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 10

QUESTIONS:26/10/2013 (Paper II and I )  What are the two biggest challenges in the coming years for Indian Administration? Justify your position. (200 words)  Piffner point out that the constitution of a country is a plan. Every planning and purposeful activity is preceded by preparation for action. Do you agree with the assessment of Piffner …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 9

QUESTIONS: 15/10/2013 (Paper I and II – Techniques of Administrative Improvement)  The available techniques of administrative improvements(CPM, PERT) are too ‘mechanical’ and ‘simplistic’ to be applied in the real world of governance. Comment. (150 words)  Examine the role of MGNREGA in improving lower-tier governance in India? (150 words) ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 8

QUESTIONS: 24/10/2013 (Paper-II – Topic: Significant issues in Indian Administration, Administrative reforms since Independence) Looking at the state of criminal justice administration, we do not need a Human Rights Commission, but a human rights court. Comment.(200 words) Broadly in which direction have administrative reforms moved since Independence? Has it changed the situation on ground? (150 words) By-Aditya Jha …

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 [Paper I – Administrative thought] The ‘Neo’ approach in classical and behavioral theories have brought classist and behaviorist very close to each other. Critically comment. (200 words)  Weber’s theories were essentially an attempt to ensure social acceptance of  bureaucracy. Do you agree? Discuss. (200 words) By-Aditya Jha ARCHIVES

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QUESTIONS: 22/10/2013 -[ Paper- I and II ( Topic: Comparative Public Administration(CPA), Evolution of Indian Administration)] The categorization of ‘Balanced’ and ‘Unbalanced’ polities is nothing but an attempt to vindicate futile academic theorisation of Comparative Public Administration. Comment. (200 words) “The rule of King depends primarily on written orders….”Why did Kautilya favour codification of laws? (CSE 2010/200 words)   ARCHIVES

Public Administration – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day-5 –

QUESTIONS: 21/10/2013 (Paper-I)  “Taylor’s Contribution was not a set of general principles for organizing work efficiency, but a set of operating procedures that could be employed in each concrete situation to secure their application.” Comment((2009/ 200 Words)  “The Barnard-Simon Theory of Organisation is essentially a theory of motivation.” Comment (2009/200 Words) ARCHIVES  

Public Administration -Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day-4

QUESTIONS: 19/10/2013 (Paper- II – Union Government and Administration, Civil Service)  The proliferation of delegated legislation should not pose a problem in the Indian Parliamentary system of government. Critically comment. (200 Words)  Civil Service neutrality is a fiction. How can any thinking person be neutral? (CSE 2010/20 marks/200 Words)

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Public Administration Day-1

QUESTIONS: Day-1 (Paper-I Topic– Introduction -Wilson’s view of Public administration)  “The field of Public Administration is a field of business.”(Woodrow Wilson) Comment. (CSE 2009/20 marks-200 Words) “Calling Woodrow Wilson, the father of Public Administration is doing injustice to equally or even more eminent contributions made prior to him.” Comment. (CSE 2008/ 20 marks-200 Words)