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 liberaliation, Privatisation , !lobalisation; !ood !overnance" concept and application;
New Public Management#
2. Administrative Thought:
$cientific Management and $cientific Management movement; Classical %heor&; Weber’s bureaucratic
model ' its criti(ue and post)Weberian *evelopments; *&namic Administration +Mar& Par,er -ollett.;
/uman 0elations $chool +Elton Ma&o and others.; -unctions of the E1ecutive +C#2# 3arnard.; $imon’s
decision)ma,ing theor&; Participative Management +0# 4i,ert, C# Arg&ris, *# Mc!regor.#
3. Administrative Behaviour:
Process and techni(ues of decision)ma,ing; Communication; Morale; Motivation %heories ' content,
process and contemporar&; %heories of 4eadership" %raditional and Modern#
4. rganisations:
%heories ' s&stems, contingenc&; $tructure and forms" Ministries and *epartments, Corporations,
Companies, 3oards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisor& bodies; /ead(uarters and -ield
relationships; 0egulator& Authorities; Public ) Private Partnerships#
!. Accounta"i#ity and contro#:$once%ts o& accounta"i#ity and contro#'
4egislative, E1ecutive and 5udicial control over administration; Citien and Administration; 0ole of media,
interest groups, voluntar& organiations ; Civil societ&; Citien’s Charters; 0ight to 2nformation; $ocial
(. Administrative )a*:
Meaning, scope and significance; *ice& on Administrative law; *elegated legislation; Administrative
+. $om%arative Pu"#ic Administration:
/istorical and sociological factors affecting administrative s&stems; Administration and politics in different
countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecolog& and administration; 0iggsian
models and their criti(ue#
,. -eve#o%ment -ynamics:
Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; 6Antidevelopment thesis’;
3ureaucrac& and development; $trong state versus the mar,et debate; 2mpact of liberalisation on
administration in developing countries; Women and development ) the self)help group movement#
.. Personne# Administration:
2mportance of human resource development; 0ecruitment, training, career advancement, position
classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pa& and service conditions; emplo&er)
emplo&ee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct; Administrative ethics#
1/. Pu"#ic Po#icy:
Models of polic&)ma,ing and their criti(ue; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation,
monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; $tate theories and public polic& formulation#
11. Techni0ues o& Administrative Im%rovement:
7rganisation and methods, Wor, stud& and wor, management; e)governance and information
technolog&; Management aid tools li,e networ, anal&sis, M2$, PE0%, CPM#
12. 1inancia# Administration:
Monetar& and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt 3udgets ) t&pes and forms; 3udgetar&
process; -inancial accountabilit&; Accounts and audit#
2ndian Administration
1. Evo#ution o& Indian Administration:
8autil&a’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; 4egac& of 3ritish rule in politics and administration )
2ndianiation of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self)government#
2. Phi#oso%hica# and $onstitutiona# &rame*or3 o& government:
$alient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; 3ureaucrac& and democrac&;
3ureaucrac& and development#
3. Pu"#ic 4ector 5nderta3ings:
Public sector in modern 2ndia; -orms of Public $ector 9nderta,ings; Problems of autonom&,
accountabilit& and control; 2mpact of liberaliation and privatiation#
4. 5nion 6overnment and Administration:
E1ecutive, Parliament, 5udiciar& ) structure, functions, wor, processes; 0ecent trends; 2ntragovernmental
relations; Cabinet $ecretariat; Prime Minister’s 7ffice; Central $ecretariat; Ministries and *epartments;
3oards; Commissions; Attached offices; -ield organiations#
!. P#ans and Priorities:
Machiner& of planning; 0ole, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National
*evelopment Council; 62ndicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at 9nion and $tate levels;
Constitutional Amendments +:;;<. and decentralied planning for economic development and social
(. 4tate 6overnment and Administration:
9nion)$tate administrative, legislative and financial relations; 0ole of the -inance Commission; !overnor;
Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief $ecretar&; $tate $ecretariat; *irectorates#
+. -istrict Administration since Inde%endence:
Changing role of the Collector; 9nionstate)local relations; 2mperatives of development management and
law and order administration; *istrict administration and democratic decentraliation#
,. $ivi# 4ervices:
Constitutional position; $tructure, recruitment, training and capacit&)building; !ood governance initiatives;
Code of conduct and discipline; $taff associations; Political rights; !rievance redressal mechanism; Civil
service neutralit&; Civil service activism#
.. 1inancia# 7anagement:
3udget as a political instrument; Parliamentar& control of public e1penditure; 0ole of finance ministr& in
monetar& and fiscal area; Accounting techni(ues; Audit; 0ole of Controller !eneral of Accounts and
Comptroller and Auditor !eneral of 2ndia#
1/. Administrative Re&orms since Inde%endence:
Ma=or concerns; 2mportant Committees and Commissions; 0eforms in financial management and human
resource development; Problems of implementation#
11. Rura# -eve#o%ment:
2nstitutions and agencies since independence; 0ural development programmes" foci and strategies;
*ecentraliation and Pancha&ati 0a=;>?rd Constitutional amendment#
12. 5r"an )oca# 6overnment:
Municipal governance" main features, structures, finance and problem areas; >@th Constitutional
Amendment; !loballocal debate; New localism; *evelopment d&namics, politics and administration with
special reference to cit& management#
13. )a* and rder Administration:
3ritish legac&; National Police Commission; 2nvestigative agencies; 0ole of central and state agencies
including paramilitar& forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgenc& and terrorism;
Criminalisation of politics and administration; Police)public relations; 0eforms in Police#
14. 4igni&icant issues in Indian Administration:
Aalues in public service; 0egulator& Commissions; National /uman 0ights Commission; Problems of
administration in coalition regimes; Citien)administration interface; Corruption and administration;
*isaster management#