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


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


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Module – III

  • Union Government and Administration: Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intragovernmental relations; Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organizations.

  • State Government and Administration: Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the Finance Commission; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.

  • District Administration since Independence: Changing role of the Collector; Union-state-local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralization.

  • Rural Development: Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralization and Panchayati Raj;73rd Constitutional amendment.

  • Urban Local Government:Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment; Global-local debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.

Challenge Questions for Paper - 2:

1Q. How does New Localism impact Centre-State-Local relations in the era of LPG? (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

2Q. “The dispute between Secretariat and Directorate is the result of Generalist vs Specialist controversy.” Analyse. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

3Q. “District Administration is like a small tortoise carrying the load of an elephant.” Discuss. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

4Q. What are the basic hurdles and pitfalls in the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ? (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

5Q. “Sound municipal governance requires a cadre of specialized municipal services executives equal in status to State Services.” Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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