Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- Public Administration - II (Module- I)


Weekly Mains Exam 2014 Answer Writing Challenges- Public Administration- II (Module- I)


The main idea behind Weekly Answer Writing Challenges is to make your exam preparation more result oriented. For this exam (UPSC Civil Services), just ‘reading’ is not enough. The most advantageous part of this writing exercise is to make your answer visible to everyone, someone may correct you if they find a mistake in your answer plus it must be also supported by our experts , you may see others answers also. It is free and definitely will improve your writing ability and marks in your final examination. Here all topics from syllabus will be covered.

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Module - I:

  • Evolution of Indian Administration: Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.

  • Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.

  • Law and Order Administration: British legacy; National Police Commission; Investigative agencies; Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism; Criminalisation of politics and administration; Police-public relations; Reforms in Police.

Challenge Questions for Paper - 2:

1Q. “In the happiness of his subjects lies the king’s happiness; in their welfare his welfare”. Comment on Kautilyan state administration. In what respects is modern democratic rulers’ behaviour different from Kautilyan rulers? (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

2Q. Comment : “The use of the word ‘Socialist’ in the Indian Constitution has become redundant in the context of the liberalization of economy.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

3Q. Comment : “The value premises of our Constitution in the era of global constitutionalism.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

4Q. ‘The shift from the Nehruvian to the liberalisation model of development has necessitated reinventing government.’ Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

5Q. Comment : “The word ‘Police’ in the title of the Central Reserve Police Force and the Indo­Tibetan Border Police is a misnomer.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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