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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - TEST SERIES

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OPTIONAL  TEST SERIES (MAINS 2017)

 

  TEST SERIES SCHEDULE

 

SR. NO

DATE

DAY

TOPICS COVERED

1

28th  August

Sun

Introduction (Paper I)

•      Meaning,       scope       and       significance      of       Public

Administration;

•      Wilson's vision of Public Administration;

•      Evolution of the discipline and its present status;

•      New Public Administration;

•      Public Choice approach;

•      Challenges        of        liberalization,        Privatisation        ,

Globalisation;

•      Good Governance: concept and application;


•      New Public Management

2

4th  September

Sun

Introduction (Paper I)

•      Meaning,       scope       and       significance      of       Public

Administration;

•      Wilson's vision of Public Administration;

•      Evolution of the discipline and its present status;

•      New Public Administration;

•      Public Choice approach;

•      Challenges        of        liberalization,        Privatisation        ,

Globalisation;

•      Good Governance: concept and application;


•      New Public Management

3

11th September

Sun

Accountability and Control (Paper I)

•      Legislative,     Executive     and     Judicial     control     over

administration;

•      Citizen and Administration;

•      Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations;

•      Civil society;

      Citizen's Charters;

•      Right to Information;

•      Social audit

 

Public Policy (Paper I)

•    Models of policy-making and their critique;

•    Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation,

monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations;

•    State theories and public policy formulation.

 

Organisations (Paper I)

•    Theories  systems, contingency; Structure and forms:

•    Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies,

Boards and Commissions;

•    Ad hoc and advisory bodies;

•    Headquarters and Field relationships;

•    Regulatory Authorities;

•    Public - Private Partnerships

 

Administrative Law (Paper I)

•    Meaning, scope and significance;

•    Dicey on Administrative law;

•    Delegated legislation;

•    Administrative Tribunals


 

 

 

4

18th September

Sun

Comparative Public Administration (Paper I)

•    Historical       and       sociological       factors       affecting

administrative systems;

•    Administration and politics in different countries;

•    Current status of Comparative Public Administration;

•    Ecology and administration;

•    Riggsian models and their critique

 

Development Dynamics (Paper I)

•    Concept of development;

•    Changing profile of development administration;

•    'Antidevelopment thesis';

•    Bureaucracy and development;

•    Strong state versus the market debate;

•    Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing

countries;

•    Women and development - the self-help group movement


5

25th September

Sun

Techniques of Administrative Improvement (Paper I)

•      Organisation and methods, Work study and work

management;

•      e-governance and information technology;

•      Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT,

CPM

 

Administrative Reforms since independence (Paper II)

•      Major concerns;

•      Important Committees and Commissions;

•      Reforms in financial management and human resource

development;


•      Problems of implementation

 

6

2nd October

Sun

Personnel Administration (Paper I)

•      Importance of human resource development;

•      Recruitment, training, career advancement, position

classification,       discipline,       performance      appraisal,

promotion, pay and service conditions;

•      employer-employee     relations,       grievance      redressal

mechanism;

•      Code of conduct;

•      Administrative ethics

 

Civil Services (Paper II)

•      Constitutional position;

•      Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building;

•      Good governance initiatives;

•      Code of conduct and discipline;

•      Staff associations;

•      Political rights;

•      Grievance redressal mechanism;

•      Civil service neutrality;

•      Civil service activism


 

7

9th October

Sun

Financial Administration (Paper I)

•      Monetary and fiscal policies;

•      Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and

forms;

•      Budgetary process;

•      Financial accountability;

•      Accounts and audit

 

Financial Management (Paper II)

•      Budget as a political instrument;

•      Parliamentary control of public expenditure;


•      Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area;

      Accounting techniques;

•      Audit;

•      Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller

and Auditor General of India

8

16th October

Sun

Evolution of Indian Administration (Paper II)

•      Kautilya's Arthashastra;

•      Mughal administration;

•      Legacy of British rule in politics and administration -

Indianization of public services, revenue administration,

district administration, local self-government

 

Philosophical & constitutional framework of government

(Paper II)

•      Salient features and value premises;

•      Constitutionalism;

•      Political culture;

•      Bureaucracy and democracy;

•      Bureaucracy and development

 

Public Sector Undertakings (Paper II)

•      Public sector in modern India;

•      Forms of Public Sector Undertakings;

•      Problems of autonomy, accountability and control;

•      Impact of liberalization and privatization

 

Plans and Priorities (Paper II)

•      Machinery of planning;

•      Role, composition and functions of the Planning

Commission and the National Development Council;

•      'Indicative' planning;

•      Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels;

•      Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized

planning for economic development and social justice

 

 

9

23rd October

Sun

Union Government and Administration (Paper II)

Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work

processes;

Recent trends;

Intragovernmental relations;

Cabinet Secretariat;

Prime Minister's Office;

Central Secretariat;

Ministries and Departments;

Boards; Commissions;

Attached offices;

 

Field organizations.

Union Government and Administration (Paper II)

Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work

processes;

Recent trends;

Intragovernmental relations;

Cabinet Secretariat;

Prime Minister's Office;

Central Secretariat;

Ministries and Departments;

Boards; Commissions;

Attached offices;

 

Field organizations.

10

30th October

Sun

Rural Development (Paper II)

•    Institutions and agencies since independence;

•    Rural development programmes: foci and strategies;

•    Decentralization and Panchayati Raj;

•    73rd Constitutional amendment

 

Urban Local Government (Paper II)

•    Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance

and problem areas;

•    74th Constitutional Amendment;

•    Global-local debate;

•    New localism;

•    Development dynamics, politics and administration with

special reference to city management

11

6th November

Sun

Law and Order Administration (Paper II)

•    British legacy;

•    National Police Commission;

•    Investigative agencies;

•    Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary

forces in maintenance of law and order and countering

insurgency and terrorism;

•    Criminalisation of politics and administration;

•    Police-public relations;

•    Reforms in Police

 

Significant issues in Indian Administration (Paper II)

•    Values in public service;

•    Regulatory Commissions;

    

Law and Order Administration (Paper II)

•    British legacy;

•    National Police Commission;

•    Investigative agencies;

•    Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary

forces in maintenance of law and order and countering

insurgency and terrorism;

•    Criminalisation of politics and administration;

•    Police-public relations;

•    Reforms in Police

Significant issues in Indian Administration (Paper II)

•    Values in public service;

•    Regulatory Commissions;
12

13th Nov

Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper I
13 13th Nov Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper II
14 20th Nov Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper I
15 20th Nov Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper II
16 27th Nov Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper I
17 27th Nov Sun Pub Ad Comprehensive Paper II
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