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


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


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Module – II

  • Public Sector Undertakings: Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability and control; Impact of liberalization and privatization.

  • Plans and Priorities: Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.

  • Financial Management: Budget as a political instrument; Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques; Audit; Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Challenge Questions for Paper - 2:

1Q. Examine the role of the Finance, Ministry of the Union Government in designing and implementing monetary and fiscal policies. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

2Q. Comment : “The role of Comptroller and Auditor General is a limited one.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

3Q. Discuss the recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission in respect of the National Development Council for improving Centre-State planning relations. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

4Q. “The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) is one of the bigges reforms-linked development programmes taken up by the Government.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

5Q. Comment : “The public sector has to grow. It has a strategic importance.” (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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