Rajasthan Public Service Commission
RAS Syllabus (Main): Public Administration (Code No. 27)
Public Administration Paper-I
I. Basic Premises : Meaning, scopes nature and significance of Public
Administration: Its role in developed and developing societies. Evolution of
Public Administration as a discipline and its relationship with political
science, psychology, economics and Law; Ecology of administration -asocial,
economic, cultural, political and legal. New Public Administration.
II. Theories of Organization" Scientific management (Taylor and his
associates): The Bureaucratic theory of organization (Weber): Classical
theory of Organizations (Henri Fayol, Luther Gullic and others), The Human
Relations Theory of Organization(Elton Mayo and his Colleagues), Behavioural
approach, Systems Approach: Organizational Effectiveness.
III. Principles of Organization - Hierarchy, Unity of Command,
Authority and Responsibility, Coordination. Span of Control, Supervision,
Centralization and Decentralization, Delegation.
IV. Administrative Behaviour - Decision making with Special Reference
to the contribution of Herbert Simon, Theories of leadership; Communication,
Morale, Motivation (Maslow and Harzberg).
V. Structure of Organizations - Chief Executive; Types of Chief
Executives and their functions; Line, staff and Auxiliary agencies; Departments:
Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions, Headquarters and field
VI. Personnel Administration - Bureaucracy and Civil Services;
Position Classification, Recruitment, Training, Career Development; Performance
Appraisal, Promotion, Pay and Service Conditions, Retirement Benefits,
Discipline, Employer-Employee Relations.
VII. Financial Administration - Concept of Budget. Preparation and
Execution of the Budget, Performance Budgeting, Legislative Control, Account and
VIII. Accountability and Control - The concepts of Accountability and
Control; Legislative and Judical Control over Administration: Citizen and
IX. Administrative Reforms - O & M, Work Study, Work Measurement;
Administrative Reforms; Processes and Obstacles.
X. Administrative Law - Importance of Administrative Law: Delegated
Legislation : Meaning, Types, Advantages, Limitations, Safeguards:
XI. Comparative and Development Administration - Meaning, Nature and
Scope of Comparative Public Administration. Contribution of Fred Riggs with
Particular reference to the prismatic Sala Model. The Concept. Scope and
Significance of Development Administration: The concept of Administrative
development; Public Policy Process.
Public Administration Paper-II
I. Evolution of Indian Administration - Kautilya; Mughal period;
II. Environmental Setting - Constitution, Parliamentary Democracy,
Federalism Planning, Socialism.
III. Political Executive at the Union Level - President, Prime
Minister, Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees.
IV. Structure of Central Administration - Secretariat, Cabinet
Secretariat, Ministries and Departments, Boards and Commissions, Field
V. Centre- State Relations - Legislative, Administrative and
VI. Public Services - All India Services, Central Service, State
Services, Local Civil Services, Union and State Public Service Commissions,
Training of Civil Services.
VII. Machinery for Planning - Organization and role of National
Development Council and Planning Commission; Planning Machinery at the State and
District and Local Levels.
VIII. Public Undertakings- Forms of management, Control and impact of
liberalization and improving performance and public enterprises in India.
IX. Control of Public Expenditure- Parliamentary Control; Role of the
Finance Ministry; Comptroller and Auditor General.
X. Administration of Law and Order - Role of Central and State
Agencies in Maintenance, of Law and Order.
XI. State Administration - Governor; Chief Minister, Council of
Minister, Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Directorates with Special reference to
XII. District Administration - Role and importance,; District
Collector, land and revenue, Law and order and developmental functions; District
Rural Development Agency.
XIII. Local Administration - Panchayati Raj and Urban Local
Governments Features, Forms and Problems with special reference to Rajasthan:
Autonomy of Local Bodies.
XIV. Administration for welfare - Administration for the Welfare of
Weaker Sections with particular Reference to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes
and Programs for the Welfare of Women and Children in Rajasthan.
XV. Issues in Indian Administration - Relationship between Political
and Permanent Executives, Generalists and Specialists in Administration,
Integrity in Administration. People's Participation in Administration; Redressal
of Citizens Grievances. Lok Pal and Lok Ayuktas, Administrative Reforms in
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