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

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

1. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: “Central Services are more `All-India’ in character than are the All-India Services”.
(b) Comment: “The institution of ‘Lok Pal’ in India is likely to confront a different set of problems as compared to the set of problems experienced by the ‘Lokayuktas’ in the past.”
(c) Comment: “One of the most distinctive characteristics of Indian Administrative Service is its multipurpose character”.
(d) Comment: “Generalism in Civil Service is a powerful bulwark against committed bureaucracy”.

2 (a) Discuss the recommendations of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission on reforming the Civil services. 30 Marks
(b) “Corruption is more of an environmental than an administrative problem”Discuss. 30 Marks

3. What do you understand by ‘People’s participation in administration’? Suggest measures to sensitise administrators to citizen’s grievances and enlist co-operation from voluntary agencies. 60 Marks

4. It is argued that the recruitment and training of All India and Central Services have not kept pace with the changing needs and time. Give suggestions for improving these processes in order to make administrators more effective, committed and honest. 60 Marks

5. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: “Maintenance of law and order is a State subject but the Union Government can deploy armed forces in any state”.
(b) Comment: “The word ‘Police’ in the title of the Central Reserve Police Force and the Indo- Tibetan Border Police is a misnomer.”
(c) Comment: “Most administrative reforms have a political cost.”
(d) Comment: “Administrative Reforms in India are not necessarily the result of the recommendations of any specific committees or commissions”.

6. “Criminalisation of politics and administration in India has been extended to politicization of criminals”. Discuss. 60 Marks

7. Do you agree with the view that the Indian reform effort has been conservative or orthodox ,not breaking radically but only modifying the existing structures and process? Give arguments. 60 Marks

8. Write brief recommendations of following: 15 × 4 = 60 Marks
(a) Surinder Nath Committee
(b) B N Yugandhar Committee
(c) P C Hota Committee
(d) Punchhi Commission

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