(Download) IAS (Main) Public Administration Optional Paper-III : 2011

Union Public Service Commission
IAS Main
Public Administration Optional Paper - III

1 Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) “The distinction between line and staff is relative rather than absolute.” Comment.
(b) “ In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”. Comment.
(c) “Autonomy and accountability in Public enterprises cannot walk together.” Comment.
(d) “Dicey was wrong not only in his concept of the rule of law, but he also overlooked the significance of the administrative law.” – Comment.

2 (a) A Public Corporation is a combination of public ownership, public accountability and business managements for public ends.Discuss. 30 Marks
(b) Headquarter and field relationship determines the tender of implementation of programmes. Discuss. 30 Marks

3. Describe the changing profile of development administration and identify its efforts towards people’s empowerment and environmental concern. 60 Marks

4. Define Public Policy. How does its formulation and implementation involve participation by administrators, voluntary agencies and pressure groups in a democracy? 60 Marks 

5. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Delegated Legislation is not absolute. Comment.
(b) Committed bureaucracy is unsuitable in a Parliamentary democracy. Comment.
(c) Public Policy is what politics is about. Substantiate.
(d) Rigg’s key concepts have altered the researcher that Weberian bureaucracy might not be entirely predictive of behaviour in most Third World Countries. Comment.

6. Bazar Canteen Model developed by Riggs, truly explains emerging nexus among politicians, traders, criminals and bureaucrats in India. Examine critically.

7. Effectiveness and Utility of Central and State Administrative Tribunals. Discuss. 60 Marks

8. Discuss the major conceptual approaches to the study of Comparative Public Administration and explain how Marx Weber is considered to be the foremost mentor in the field. 60 Marks

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