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

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

1. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: ‘The role of public sector has been changing tremendously in the context of liberalization”.
(b) Comment: ‘The departmental public undertakings have necessarily been placed under the full control of the government and parliament”.
(c) Comment:” National Development Council, it seems, is like a super-cabinet”.
(d) Comment:” Although District Planning Committee and Metropolitan Planning Committees have been provided, those remain mostly on paper”.

2. Discuss the major problems of management and working of Public Sector Undertaking is India . Give suggestions in the light of liberalization policy to improve their performance. 60 Marks

3. Discuss the changing role of Planning Commission in the era of ‘Indicative Planning’. 60 Marks

4. Discuss the planning procedures and problems at the state and sub-state levels. 60 Marks

5. Comment on any Three of the following questions in not more than 200 words each: 20 × 3 = 60 Marks
(a) Comment: ‘After the creation of the Planning Commission, the role of the Finance Commission has started diminishing’.
(b) Comment: “Effective implementation of plan projects has been the weakest link in the chain of the entire planning program”.
(c) Comment: “The CAG is the friend, philosopher and guide of Public Accounts Committee.”
(d) Comment: “Public Accounts Committee of Parliament is the real watch dog of the financer of Union Government.”

6. (a) “Audit provides a healthy safeguard against public money going down the drain.” Explain
(b) “The role of CAG is a limited one” Elucidate.30 × 2 = 60 Marks

7. Discuss the various means available for legislative control over Public Administration. What have you to suggest to make legislative control over public administration healthy and purposeful? 60 Marks

8. “In so far as budgeting is successful or otherwise ,it depends not only on its internal workings but upon the environment in which it operates.” Explain. 60 Marks

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