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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Paper 1 (Theory

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Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Meaning, Scope and Significance of Public Administration
2. Wilson’s Vision of Public Administration
3. Evolution of the Discipline and its Present Status
4. New Public Administration
5. Public Choice Approach
6. Challenges of Liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation
7. Good Governance: Concept and Application
8. New Public Management
Chapter 2: ADMINISTRATIVE THOUGHT
1. Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement
2. Classical Theory
3. Weber’s Bureaucratic Model – Its Critique and Post–Weberian Developments
4. Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)
5. Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others)
6. Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard)
7. Simon’s Decision–making Theory
8. Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor)
Chapter 3: ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOUR
1. Process and Techniques of Decision-making
2. Communication
3. Morale
4. Motivation Theories–Content, Process and Contemporary
5. Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern
Chapter 4: ORGANISATIONS
1. Theories–Systems, Contingency
2. Structure and Forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies
3. Boards and Commissions
4. Ad hoc and Advisory bodies
5. Headquarters and Field Relationships
6. Regulatory
7. Authorities
8. Public–Private Partnerships
Chapter 5: ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONTROL
1. Concepts of Accountability and Control
2. Legislative, Executive and Judicial Control over Administration
3. Citizen and Administration
4. Role of Media, Interest Groups, Voluntary Organizations
5. Civil Society
6. Citizen’s Charters
7. Right to Information
8. Social Audit
Chapter 6: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
1. Meaning, Scope and Significance
2. Dicey on Administrative Law
3. Delegated Legislation
4. Administrative Tribunals

Monetary and Fiscal Policies 2. Public Borrowings and Public Debt Budgets–Types and Forms 3. Promotion. Training. Discipline. CPM Chapter 12: FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 1. District Administration 7. Code of Conduct 6. Monitoring. Performance Appraisal. E-governance and Information Technology 3. Work Study and Work Management 2. Impact of Liberalisation on Administration in Developing Countries 7. Historical and Sociological Factors affecting Administrative Systems 2. Ecology and Administration 5. State Theories and Public Policy Formulation Chapter 11: TECHNIQUES OF ADMINISTRATIVE IMPROVEMENT 1. Organisation and Methods. Models of Policy-making and their Critique 2. MIS. Revenue Administration 6. Concept of Development 2.Chapter 7: COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (CPA) 1. Changing Profile of Development Administration 3. Administrative Ethics Chapter 10: PUBLIC POLICY 1. Budgetary Process 4. Kautilya’s Arthashastra 2. Implementation. Position 3. Planning. Career Advancement. Women and Development – The Self-Help Group Movement Chapter 9: PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION 1. Current Status of Comparative Public Administration 4. Processes of Conceptualisation. Financial Accountability 5. Importance of Human Resource Development 2. Recruitment. Employer–Employee Relations. Riggsian Models and their Critique Chapter 8: DEVELOPMENT DYNAMICS (DA) 1. Evaluation and Review and their Limitations 4. ‘Antidevelopment Thesis’ 4. PERT. Indianization of Public Services 5. Pay and Service Conditions 4. Bureaucracy and Development 5. Management Aid Tools like Network Analysis. 3. Accounts and Audit PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Paper 2 (Indian Administration) Chapter 1: EVOLUTION OF INDIAN ADMINISTRATION 1. Local Self-Government . Mughal Administration 3. Classification. Grievance Redressal Mechanism 5. Strong State versus the Market Debate 6. Administration and Politics in Different Countries 3. Legacy of British Rule in Politics and Administration 4.

Union–State Relations a. Public Sector in Modern India 2. Salient Features and Value Premises 2. Financial Relations 2. Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) 5. Composition and Functions of the a. Chief Minister 5. Structure. Judiciary 2. Functions. Role of the Finance Commission 3. Union–State–Local Relations 3. Role. Ministries and Departments 7. Constitutional Amendments (1992) and Decentralized Planning for Economic Development and Social Justice Chapter 6: STATE GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 1. Accountability and Control 4. ‘Indicative’ Planning 4. National Development Council 3. Executive b. Changing Role of the Collector 2. Bureaucracy and Development Chapter 3: PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS 1. State Secretariat 8. Process of Plan Formulation at Union and State Levels 5. Machinery of Planning 2. Imperatives of Development Management 4. Political Culture 4. Intra–Governmental Relations 3. Forms of Public Sector Undertakings 3. Bureaucracy and Democracy 5. Legislative c. Central Secretariat 6. Council of Ministers 6. Impact of Liberalization and Privatization Chapter 4: UNION GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 1. Chief Secretary 7. Law and Order Administration . Attached Offices 9. Work Processes (and Recent Trends) of a. Constitutionalism 3. Directorates Chapter 7: DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SINCE INDEPENDENCE 1.Chapter 2: PHILOSOPHICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT 1. Problems of Autonomy. Field Organizations Chapter 5: PLANS AND PRIORITIES 1. Governor 4. Parliament c. Boards Commissions 8. Planning Commission b. Administrative b. Cabinet Secretariat 4.

Criminalisation of Politics and Administration (lolz) 6. Civil Service Activism Chapter 9: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 1. Police–Public Relations 7. Rural Development Programmes: Foci and Strategies 3. Finance and Problem Areas 2. Code of Conduct and Discipline 5. Political Rights 7. Development Dynamics. Audit 6. Constitutional Position 2. Municipal Governance: Main Features. Structures. Role of Finance Ministry in Monetary and Fiscal Area 4. Investigative Agencies 4. Reforms in Police Chapter 14: SIGNIFICANT ISSUES IN INDIAN ADMINISTRATION . Budget as a Political Instrument 2. Role of Central and State Agencies including Paramilitary Forces in Maintenance of Law and Order and countering Insurgency and Terrorism 5. Grievance Redressal Mechanism 8.5. Training and Capacity–Building 3. Global–Local Debate 4. Democratic Decentralization Chapter 8: CIVIL SERVICES 1. New Localism 5. Structure. Problems of Implementation Chapter 11: RURAL DEVELOPMENT 1. Good Governance Initiatives 4. National Police Commission 3. Role of Controller General of Accounts 7. Decentralization and Panchayati Raj 4. Recruitment. 74th Constitutional Amendment 3. Role of Comptroller and Auditor General of India Chapter 10: ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS SINCE INDEPENDENCE 1. 73rd Constitutional Amendment Chapter 12: URBAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1. Institutions and Agencies since Independence 2. British Legacy 2. Accounting Techniques 5. Politics and Administration with Special Reference to City Management Chapter 13: LAW AND ORDER ADMINISTRATION 1. Parliamentary Control of Public Expenditure 3. Civil Service Neutrality 9. Reforms in Financial Management and Human Resource Development 4. Major Concerns 2. Staff Associations 6. Important Committees and Commissions 3. District Administration 6.

6. 4.1. 2. 7. 5. 3. Values in Public Service Regulatory Commissions National Human Rights Commission Problems of Administration in Coalition Regimes Citizen–Administration Interface Corruption and Administration Disaster Management .