(Syllabus) RAS Pre-Syllabus: Public Administration (Code No. 27)

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

RAS Pre-Syllabus: Public Administration (Code No. 27)

I. Introduction : Meaning, scope and significance of public administration; Private and Public Administration; Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline.

II Theories and Principles of Administration : Scientific Management; Bureaucratic Model; Classical Theory; Humman Relations Theory; Behavioural Approach; Systems Approach. The Principles of Hierarchy; Unity of Command; Span of Control; Authority and Responsibility; Coordination; Delegation; Supervision.

III Administrative Behaviour; Decision Making; Leadership theories; Communication; and Motivation.

IV Personnel Administration; Role of Civil Service in developing society, Position, Classification, Recruitment; Training; Promotion; Pay and Service Condition; Neutrality and Anonymity.

V Financial Administration : Concept of Budget : Formulation and execution of budget; Account and Audit.

VI Control over Administration : Legislative, Executive and Judical Control, Citizen and Administration.

VII Comparative Administration : Salient features of administrative system in U.S.A., Great Britain and France.

VIII Central Administration in India. British legacy; Constitutional context of Indian Administration; The President, the Prime Minister as Real Executive; Central Secretariat; Cabinet Secretariat; Planning Commission; Finance Commission; Comptroller and Auditor General of India; Major patterns of Public Enterprises.

IX Civil Service in India : Recruitment of All India and Central Services, Union Public Service Commission, Training of IAS and IPS; Generalists and Specialists; Relations with the Political Executive.

X State, District and Local Administration : Governor, Chief Minister; Secretariat; Chief Secretary; Directorates; Role of District Collector in revenue, law and order and development administration; Panchayati Raj and Urban local governament- Main features, Structure and problem areas.

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