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Approach To Public Administration (Advanced- Unit wise strategy)
In Uncategorized on May 27, 2012 at 22:19 In this optional, there is no dearth of information. Students will have access to all kinds of coaching notes, books and other publications. One must be careful not to waste time in covering everything from all sources. Be very choosy about what sources you refer to and then stick to them even if your friends refer different sources. Go through YOUR material again and again. Some standard books for Public Administration areAwasthi and Maheshwari- Public Administration Prasad and Prasad – Thinkers Ramesh Arora – Indian Administration Mohit Bhattacharya – New Horizons in Public Administration. Maheshwari – Indian Administration IGNOU books. Fadia and Fadia Sharma and Sadana There is no need to read all the books from cover to cover. Prepare topic wise in a comprehensive manner. Use examples, contemporary relevance, case studies etc. Read case studies from The Hindu, Frontline, Kurukshetra and Yojana. I must admit here that due to paucity of time, I personally could not refer to Kurukshetra but sometimes I did pick up selective issues and found them very useful. For those topics that were covered in the class, I first used to read my class notes and tried to understand them. Then, I used to refer to other sources for more details and clarity. For topics that were not covered in the class, I began by reading that topic from at least 2 different books and understanding the basics. Sometimes, I also read the printed material to supplement my knowledge. Then I made my own notes for these topics.
it is good to refer to class notes OR Ramesh Arora (no need to do both). Paper-I 1. I used to do this by reading my notes and underlined portions in the books again and again. Organisations: This is a relatively small chapter which can be studied from any standard book or from the printed material of any coaching class. Comparative Public Administration: For this topic. one can read the entire book and underline relevant portions. Introduction: This Chapter is very important. printed material and Yojana and Kurukshetra articles. Fadia and Fadia. Finally. I also found the printed material of my coaching class helpful. 7. Apart from your class notes. Since the book is short. I used to write answers to as many questions as I could. Writing some details (but not all details) gives a unique touch to your answers. Read topics from class notes. you will be able to answer any question for . 5. Also refer to IGNOU notes for this topic. 4. There is a lot of scope of innovation in this topic in the sense that you will often be able to correlate it to news items/editorials in the news papers and you will also find many case studies. and Mohit Bhattacharya. The information from this topic can be used in answering questions of other units as well. Administrative Law: For this Chapter. This is also a very scoring area. you can go through Sharma and Sadana. If questions come from this area there is ample scope for you to give some unique points that may not be found in most of the answer scripts. 2. 3. Accountability and Control: Questions from this chapter are being asked lately as it is relevant in the current context. Try to go in as much detail as you can but do not go into unnecessary details. if questions come from this area there is ample scope for you to give some unique points that may not be found in most of the answer scripts. This is a very scoring area. You may want to make your own notes though this depends from person to person. Read from Prasad and Prasad. 6. I tried to memorize all that I had studied so that I could recall the crucial points at the right time. If you are able to get a grip over the content in this book or your class notes. read from Sharma and Sadana. It is a very scoring area.Next. you can refer to Sharma and Sadana and newspapers. to gain confidence. Administrative Behaviour: For this chapter. Information may also be pooled in from Awasthi and Maheshwari and GS Polity notes. It is a very good source of information. Administrative Thought: You must know the theories of various scholars very well. Just like for the previous Unit.
since many books were written in early 2000 or late 90s. Techniques of Administrative Improvement: This is a small chapter and may be studied from printed material and Internet. Public Policy: For this chapter. Also keep an eye out in news papers and magazines for latest information in this topic. Also. This is an important chapter since questions are being asked in the past 2-3 years from this area. Financial Administration: This is a very important chapter and students must study it thoroughly. I also referred to the printed material. You can rely on your class notes for this topic. Questions are not asked regularly but students must focus on Policy Implementation and Policy Evaluation. The book by Mohit Bhattacharya titled. There is a lot of scope of giving unique points in this chapter. class notes and D. I referred class notes. 2.Social Theory & Development Administration is helpful. etc and how the issue is in conformity with basic structure.CPA. Study this chapter along with Financial Management of Paper-II comprehensively as a single unit. Basu.II While answering Indian Administration questions. Preamble. Remember to always correlate answer in this topic with Constitution and current Parliamentary enactments. 11. Practice writing answers and correlate this chapter with the Civil Services Chapter of Paper-II. 3.D. 9. answer with respect to Constitution. Evolution of Indian Administration: This is a scoring area although there is little scope of uniqueness in this topic. Personnel Administration: For this chapter. printed material and Sharma and Sadana for this unit. Paper. Make sure to quote ARC recommendations and reports of other relevant committees as and when appropriate. It is given very well in Rajini Goyal and Arora. IGNOU notes are a very good source apart from class notes. 12. newspapers and Yojana/Frontline/IJPA articles for this topic.Sharma and Sadana and Fadia and Fadia. Public Sector Undertakings: . 10. 1. you will have to make use of your knowledge from GS. Development Dynamics: This is a very important Chapter even though questions may not be asked every year but material from this chapter can be used in other topics too. I read from two books. Study both these Chapters together comprehensively. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Rajini Goyal and Arora. 8.
If you are not able to read entire reports then read their summaries. Lay emphasis on understanding the overall picture of administrative reforms in our nation since Independence. 14. 9. 5.This is a topic that is best covered from IJPA articles and also from Laxmikant. 6. State Government and Administration: Same sources and approach as Chapter-4. you must use information from this topic extensively in answers to other topics’ questions as well. There is a lot of scope to innovate in this topic by quoting current practices of our Parliamentary system and comparing them with practices in other nations especially USA and UK. Also. Union Government and Administration: Refer to your class notes. 8. There is a lot of room of innovation in this Chapter and students can give many unique points in their answers. 4. 10. Law and Order Administration: For this Unit. I also used information from newspapers and Frontline articles. first always correlate with Constitutional articles. 11. Financial Management: Same sources and approach as Chapter-12 of Paper-I. Rural Development: 12. I also used a lot of information from newspapers and Yojana articles. then give basic points and then cite case studies. I read Rajini Goyal and Arora. Plans and Priorities: I could not find any good source for this Chapter so I relied on class notes and IJPA articles. Civil Services: Same sources and approach as Chapter-9 of Paper-I. apart from class notes. Significant issues in Indian Administration: . GS Polity notes. apart from class notes. 13. Rajini Goyal and Arora and newspapers. Administrative Reforms since Independence: For this chapter read the reports of various committees. Urban Local Government: For the above two Chapters. In answers for these units. I read Avasthi and Avasthi. IJPA articles and the book by Avasthi and Avasthi. 7. District Administration since Independence: Refer to Rajini Goyal and Arora.
if written well can fetch a lot of marks and there is a lot of scope of giving unique points by going into details of the setup of relevant institutions in India. in Disaster Management. Unfortunately. For example. Theme: DePo Masthead by Automattic.com. Answers in this chapter. .com/aboutthese-ads/) Blog at WordPress.Questions from this chapter are increasingly being asked recently. you can discuss the entire machinery at Central.wordpress. I could not find any comprehensive source for this topic. I thus relied heavily on newspapers. 465 Responses About these ads (http://en. Frontline/Yojana/IJPA articles and my GS Current Affairs notes. State and District levels and details of relevant Acts.
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