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


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


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Module – IV

  • Civil Services: Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building; Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism; Civil service neutrality; Civil service activism.

  • Administrative Reforms since Independence: Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation.

  • Significant issues in Indian Administration: Values in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management.

Challenge Questions for Paper - 2:

1Q. ‘In India, there appears to be more disaster of management than management of disaster.’ Comment. Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

2Q. “Culturally sanctioned values and symbols have acted as important influencing catalyst in administration.” - Elaborate. Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

3Q. Comment : “The success of administrative reforms in a country like India depends upon political as well as administrative will.” Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

4Q. Briefly discuss the main recommendations of the following: Comment. (50x4 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

(i) Paul Appleby (1953 and 1956)
(ii) Santhanam Committee
(iii) Hota Committee
(iv) Sixth Pay Commission

5Q. “There is no basic contradiction between Civil Service neutrality and Civil Service activism.” Comment. (200 words) 20 marks "Write Your Answer in below form"

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