CHINTAMANRAO DESHMUKH INSTITUTE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CAREERS UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2011 Public Administration Test

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Marks: 300 Topics: 5 (I), 5,6 (II) hours Date: 19/7/2011 Duration: 3

Question 1 and 5 are compulsory. SECTION A Q 1. a) “At one extreme, the vigour of judicial control may paralyse effective administration; at the other, the result may be offensive bureaucratic tyranny. Exactly where the balance may be best struck is a major problem of judiciary-administration relationship.” Comment. b) The controls exercised over administration by legislature are, in sum, of greater theoretical than practical efficiency. Comment. c) Executive control over administration is much more real. Comment. 2. a) Even though Citizens’ Charter is the most innovative instrument of public accountability, its effectiveness is marred by some procedural and behavioural hurdles. 20 b) Explain various stages at and methods by which the citizens can exercise control on the government. How effective are these methods? 40 Q. 3. a) Civil Society exists to ensure that the government does provide good governance. Discuss. 40 b) Right to Information has transformed the concept of accountability and control. Explain. 20 Q. 4. a) Elaborate on the concept of social audit, its advantages and limitations. 30

60 Q. administrative and financial relations between the central and state governments at present.” Comment. b) Despite the coalition regimes and strong party whip at the central level. Q.” Comment. 60 . explain. Examine the legislative. alert citizens and thorough understanding of policy. the Chief Minister remains the most important and influential functionary at the state level. Explain. How are they structurally and procedurally linked? Is planning carried out independently and effectively at state and local levels? Give suitable examples and suggest measures for improvement. What are the hurdles in the smooth functioning of centre-state relations in these areas? Suggest measures for improvement.b) Media and interest groups can be effective tools of ensuring government accountability only if backed by responsible nature. 7. 60 Q. Explain the planning machinery in India from the Central to the village level. “The Planning Commission in the contemporary situation seems as to be an inadaptive machinery of planning that has decorated itself as the ‘National planning body of India’’. 8. c) “It would be a gross fallacy to regard the institution of Governor as a faint presence like a full moon at midday. In light of this statement. 6. a) “The conflict between Planning Commission and Finance Commission challenges the supremacy of a constitutional body and must be treated carefully at earliest. Also evaluate the changing role of Planning Commission in the current economic and administrative context. 30 SECTION B Q 5. critically analyse the problem areas concerning the structural-functional orientation of Planning Commission.

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