(Download) IAS (Main) Public Administration Comprehensive Paper - II : 2011

Union Public Service Commission
IAS Main
Public Administration Comprehensive Paper - II

1. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: “The volatile competitive environment of both private and public organizations is subject to fundamental global-local debate”.
(b) Comment: “…………..Politics and Principles have seldom gone together……………..if at all they did, it was generally in the nature of an
exception, or that the principle itself was distorted to suit the political objective”.
(c) Comment: “Information is regarded as the oxygen of democracy. It invigorates where it percolates”.
(d) Comment: “Democratic policing is both a process and an outcome”.

2. Discuss the role of NGOs as the Non-State Actor, Government-NGOs relations and problems affecting the performance of NGOs in India. 60 Marks

3. Discuss relevance of development issues to the environment and, legislative measures and administrative action of the Government of India for the protection of overall environment. 60 Marks

4. Disaster management studies have again and again highlighted the magical transformation of administration from a soulless machine to a committed, humane and cohesive enterprise. During the course of relief management and rehabilitation ,the entire machine of governance functioned in unison. Explain 60 Marks

5. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: “ The fallout of ‘globalization’ in India’s case is being closely watched”.
(b) Comment: “New localism emphasizes the devolution of managerial power over political power”.
(c) Comment: “Social Audit is basically a scrutiny  of the public utility against its social relevance”
(d) Comment: “Civil servants are the servants of the state and not of the government.”

6. Discuss techniques of centralization and conflict of forces within Union-State-Local relations in India. 60 Marks

7. Discuss the points of similarities and dissimilarities between Sarkaria Commission and Punchhi Commission on Centre-state relations and also explain to what extent Punchhi Commission modified, corrected and followed the recommendations of Sarkaria Commission. 60 Marks

8. Write short notes on the following: 10 × 6 = 60 Marks
(a) Report of the Secretariat Reorganisation Committee(1947)
(b) Report on the Reorganisation of the Machinery of Government(1949)
(c) Mayor-in-Council form of Urban Local Government
(d) Politics and Administration with special reference to city management
(e) Rural-Urban Relationship Committee(1963-66)
(f) National Commission on Urbanisation(1985)

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