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Administrative Theory 1. Introduction: 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. Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement; Classical Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor). 3. Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern. 4. Organisations: 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. 5. Accountability and control:Concepts of accountability and control; 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. 6. Administrative Law: Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals. 7. Comparative Public Administration: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian
monitoring. PAPER . implementation. Budgetary process. discipline. career advancement. Processes of conceptualisation. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Salient features and value premises. Mughal administration. . Evolution of Indian Administration: Kautilya’s Arthashastra. Development Dynamics: Concept of development. revenue administration. Accounts and audit. performance appraisal.models and their critique. State theories and public policy formulation. Bureaucracy and democracy. egovernance and information technology. ‘Antidevelopment thesis’. grievance redressal mechanism. district administration. 8. planning. Legacy of British rule in politics and administration .II Indian Administration 1. Strong state versus the market debate. evaluation and review and their limitations. position classification. Management aid tools like network analysis. Bureaucracy and development. Administrative ethics. Public Policy: Models of policy-making and their critique. MIS. Financial Administration: Monetary and fiscal policies. 9. Constitutionalism. promotion. Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries. Techniques of Administrative Improvement: Organisation and methods. 11. Changing profile of development administration. CPM. Bureaucracy and development. Political culture. Personnel Administration: Importance of human resource development. training.the self-help group movement. Women and development . 2. 10. pay and service conditions. Recruitment. local self-government. Financial accountability. employer-employee relations. Work study and work management. Public borrowings and public debt Budgets types and forms.Indianization of public services. PERT. Code of conduct. 12.
Imperatives of development management and law and order administration. Governor. State Secretariat. Important Committees and Commissions. Council of Ministers. 10. Chief Minister. Ministries and Departments. Public Sector Undertakings: Public sector in modern India. ‘Indicative’ planning. Problems of autonomy. Code of conduct and discipline. Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India. functions. Forms of Public Sector Undertakings. Parliamentary control of public expenditure. Chief Secretary. 8. Civil service neutrality. Structure. Impact of liberalization and privatization. Grievance redressal mechanism. 7. Financial Management: Budget as a political instrument. Civil Services: Constitutional position. training and capacity-building. Staff associations. Prime Minister’s Office. Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area. Union Government and Administration: Executive.structure. 5. 4. recruitment. accountability and control. Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice. Role. Role of the Finance Commission. Political rights. District Administration since Independence: Changing role of the Collector. Accounting techniques. Unionstate-local relations. Boards. Audit. Civil service activism. Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels. composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council. Central Secretariat. State Government and Administration: Union-State administrative. legislative and financial relations. Parliament. Good governance initiatives. Commissions. Field organizations. Recent trends. Judiciary . District administration and democratic decentralization. 9. Attached offices. Plans and Priorities: Machinery of planning. Reforms in .3. Intragovernmental relations. 6. Directorates. Administrative Reforms since Independence: Major concerns. work processes. Cabinet Secretariat.
financial management and human resource development. Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism. Law and Order Administration: British legacy. National Police Commission. Problems of administration in coalition regimes. Citizenadministration interface. Police-public relations. Reforms in Police. Decentralization and Panchayati Raj. Corruption and administration. New localism. finance and problem areas. National Human Rights Commission. Problems of implementation. Development dynamics. Significant issues in Indian Administration: Values in public service. Urban Local Government: Municipal governance: main features. Investigative agencies. Rural Development: Institutions and agencies since independence.73rd Constitutional amendment. structures. Criminalisation of politics and administration. Disaster management. politics and administration with special reference to city management. 12. Regulatory Commissions. Globallocal debate. 14. 13. . Rural development programmes: foci and strategies. 11. 74th Constitutional Amendment.