IAS MAIN - 2007
Time Allowed: Three Hours
Maximum Marks: 300
should attempt all questions strictly in accordance with the instructions given
under each questions. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated
at the end of the question.
Answer any three of the following questions is not more than 200 words each: 20x3=60
"Public and Private Administrations are two species of the same genus,
but they also have special
values and techniques of their own." Comment.
"Taylor's scientific management ignored social and psychological
"The distinction between line and staff is relative rather than
"Delegated legislation is a necessary evil." Examine.
Analyze McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y. Do you agree with the view that with
every passing year, McGregor's message has become more relevant and more
important ?Substantiate your answer. 60
What is meant by morale? There is a belief that "morale and productivity go
hand in hand and higher the morale, higher the productivity." Do you
agree? Substantiate. 60
to information promotes transparency and accountability in the working of every
public authority". Explain. 60
Answer any three of the following questions in not more than 200 words
"People's participation is crucial to development administration."
"Training is essential not only for efficiency and effectiveness but
also for broadening the vision of the employees."
"Not to be comparative is to be naively parochial" (Riggs). Comment.
"Implementing a public policy is a process of discovering what works and
what does not." Examine.
Bring out the various techniques of 0 & M adopted in India to improve
efficiency in administration. 60
7."The widening gap in the emoluments of government employees versus
the public sector corporations and private sector employees has a strong
bearing on the motivation and ability to work." Comment. 60
8. What is performance budgeting? Bring out its merits, limitations and
Answer any three of tile following in not more than 200 words each: 20x3=60
"Kautilya was not only the foremost politico-administrative thinker of
ancient India but he was an advocate and preacher of moral values
"Because of several judicial pronouncements, Governors in States are no
longer viewed as agents of the 'Party in Power' at the Central level."
"The President of India acts like grandparent in a family. If younger
generation does not follow his/her advice, he/she is just unable to do
"'Memorandum of understanding scheme' between govemment and public
enterprise has forced public undertakings to improve the overall
There is a separate Central Ministry or Department on each subject allocated to
State List. Does it mean supremacy of the Union Government or an emphasis
on development administration? Analyze. 60
Constitutional Amendment has provided permanent structural framework to PRI's
resulting into silent social revolution." Comment. 60
dispute between Secretariat and Directorate is the result of Generalist us
Specialist controversy." Analyse. 60
any three of the following in not more than 200 words each: 20x3=60
"The blame for our poor public sector performance can be laid on the way
our bureaucracy is structured." Comment.
''Parliamentary Departmental Committees have played their role effectively in
analyzing the demands for grants." Evaluate.
''In spite of having Constitutional status the District Planning Committee is
not able to implement decentralised planning due to centralized nature of
economic planning." Comment.
"A well-designed module-based training for Civil Servants is the best way
to achieve the goals of good governance." Analyse.
6.''If information is power, nothing can perhaps empower a citizen more than
the secret and developmental information held by various public
authorities." Analyse the merits and demerits of RTI Act, 2005 in the light
of this statement. 60
7. National Commission to review the working of the Constitution has
suggested revolutionary changes in administrative culture. Analyse its
major recommendations on Civil Services and Administration. 60
8. (a) Critically analyse the functions and role of Ministry of
Social Justice and Empowerment with regard to development of disabled
persons in India in not more than 200 words. 40
Define Civil Society. Is it an effective organ to control administrative
machinery? Comment. 10
(c) "Social (Welfare)
Administration in India is witnessing specialization and faster expansion of its administrative
agencies." Evaluate. 10