FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

1. ‘… Budget office needs accountants, statisticians and procedure analysts; it must provide a working climate in which these specialist skills are applied in a general context.’ (200 words) (1990) 2. ‘What auditors know is auditing … which is not administration.’ Comment on the nature, importance and role of audit in administration. (BQ) (1990) 3. ‘Audit is the process of ascertaining whether the administrator has spent or is spending its fund in accordance with the terms of legislature which appropriated money.’ (200 words) (1991) 4. Examine the nature of parliamentary control over the National Finance in India. (BQ) (1991) 5. ‘Financial administration is a vital institution for social and economic change in a poor country.’ (200 words) (1992) 6. What is performance budgeting? Do you agree with the statement that it is a tool of business management? (BQ) (1992) 7. “Government has numerous ideal objectives and three of these are closely linked to accounting and finance: efficiency, effectiveness and equity.” (200 words) (1993) 8. Explain the principles involved in the preparation of budget. Assess the scope of budgetary techniques in financial management. (BQ) (1993) 9. Examine the view that during the last two decades PPBS and even ZBB have been driven out by political dissensions. (BQ) (1994) 10. Program budgeting is often considered interchangeably with performance budgeting but there is a significant difference at least in theory. (200 words) (1995) 11. Describe the methods by which Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee control administration. (BQ) (1995) 12. “Budgeting and financial administration require the public administrator to resolve a variety of operational, managerial and strategic issues.” Explain. (BQ) (1996) 13. “Time honoured and yet not sufficiently appreciated are the fiscal techniques for securing responsible conduct of administrative business.” (BQ) (1997) 14. Budget is a tool which serves many purposes. (200 words) (1998) 15. Budget as an instrument of socio economic transformation. (200 words) (2000) 16. Give reasons for the failure of GOI to introduce the performance programme budgetary technique in Union

Do you think world financial institutions had a role to play in opening the Indian economy to global forces? Give reasons to substantiate your argument.* INDICATES THAT QUESTION WAS ON TWO/ MORE SUB TOPICS FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 9 0 Monetary and fiscal policies Resource mobilization – tax and non tax sources Public borrowings and public debt Concepts and types of budget Preparation and execution of budget Deficit financing Performance budgeting Legislative control Accounts and audit 9 1 9 2 9 3 9 4 9 5 9 6 9 7 9 8 9 9 0 0 0 1 1 B 0 2 0 3 0 4 1 S 1 S 1 S 1 B 1 B 1 S 1 B 1 S 1 S 1 S 1 B 1 B 1 B 1 S 1 B 1 S 1 B 1 S 1 S 1 S 1 B .” Comment. (200 words) (2002) 21. Examine government budget as an instrument of public policy and a tool of legislative control.’ (Burkehead) Examine this statement. “Legislative controls over finances are inadequate and incomplete.” Examine. What type of budgetary system is being currently practiced in India and why? (BQ) (2000) 17. ‘Statutory external auditing is one of the protectors of democracy in the parliamentary form of government. (200 words) (2001) 18. (BQ) (2001) 20. (200 words) (2003) LEGEND: .ministries. ‘Budget in government is a vehicle of fiscal policy and a tool of management.’ Comment.S = SHORT NOTES (200 WORDS) – B = BIG QUESTIONS -. (BQ) (2002) 22. (200 words) (2001) 19. Critically examine the monetary and fiscal policies of GOI in the decade 1991 – 2001. “Auditing in government is an exercise post mortem.