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PRESTIGE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

AND RESEARCH
POLITICAL SCIENCE
SEMESTER –VI

Public Administration
UNIT-I
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;
Challenges of liberalization, Privatization , Globalization.

UNIT-2
Organization-Bases of organization, Formal and Informal Types
Principal of organization- Hierarchy, span of control, Unity of
command, centralization vs. Decentralization, Line and Staff
Agencies

UNIT-3
Financial Administration
Budgets - types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial
accountability; Accounts and audit, financial administration in
India, 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
UNIT-4
Local Government: Evolution, Meaning, Features and Significance. 73rd and
74th Constitution Amendment Acts.
Urban Local Bodies: Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Municipal
Committees their Meaning Features, Role and Significance.
Panchayati Raj Institutions: Composition, Functions, Sources of Income of
Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samities and Zila Parishads. District Planning
Committee: Composition, Functions and Significance.

UNIT-5
Grievance redressal mechanism in india
Ombudsman
Right to Information
Civil service structure in india
1) Nature and Scope of Public Administration a) Meaning, Scope, Nature and Significance Of Public
Administration b) Public and Private Administration c) New Public Administration
2) Approaches to study of Public Administration a) Traditional Approaches b) Modern Approaches

3)
Principles of Organization and Management a) Meaning, Functions and Structure 0f Organization
b) Theories and Principles of Organization c) Meaning, Nature and Functions of Management. 4)
Personnel Administration a) Bureaucracy and Civil Services. b) Recruitment, Promotions, Training
and Position Classification c) Employer – Employee Relations. 5) Financial Administration a)
Administration and Finance b) Budgetary Process and Performance. (India, U.K., U.S.A.)

Books recommended
Andrew Heywood: political theory: An introduction
C.E.M. Joad: modern political theory
R.C. AGARWAL: principles of political science
A.C.Kappor: principles of politics
O.P.Gauba: political Theory