1. History of Gujarat
2. The Administrative method followed by the best rulers of Gujarat
3. The role of Panachayati Raj in Gujarat
4. The cultural heritage of Gujarat: Art, Religion, Dance, Drama, Cinema,
Music, Folklore, Folk dance, Handicrafts and Archaeology.
5. Dialects and literature of Gujarat. The effect of literature on the social
6. Social Reformers of Gujarat, their ideology and work.
7. Festivals, and its rituals , Attire and Ornaments, Fair and Pilgrim places
Indian Economy: Challenges in Indian economy –
Poverty, Unemployment and Regional imbalance. Planning: Process-Types-
Review of India’s First to Eleventh Five year Plans - Evaluation
Social and Economic Indicators of Development , State and Local Level
Economic Reforms: Background, Liberalisation,
Privatisation and Globalisation – (Concept, meaning, scope and
limitations), Economic Reforms of Central and State level. WTO Regime
- Provisions and its implications and impact on Indian Economy, issues and
International Trade and International Capital
Movements: Emerging Trends in era of globalisation. Growth,
Composition and Direction of India’s Foreign Trade. Foreign Trade
Policy of India-Export Promotion. WTO and International Trade. Foreign
Capital Inflows- Composition and Growth- FDI. e-Commerce. Role of
Multinationals – International Financing Agencies – (IMF, World Bank and
IDA). International Credit Ratings.
Measurement and estimate of poverty: Poverty line:
concept and facts, BPL, poverty eradication measures – fertility,
nuptiality, mortality and morbidity in India – gender empowerment
- Factors determining employment: measures of unemployment –
relation between income, poverty and employment – issues regarding
distribution and Social Justice.
- Public Finance and Financial Institutions: Role of public finance
in market economy – Criteria for public investment. Quality goods and Common
goods- sources of revenue and expenditure (Centre and States) – forms of
taxes and subsidies and their incidence and effects –tax, non - tax and
public debt of Centre and States in India. Public Expenditure (Centre and
States)- Growth and causes. Public Expenditure Reform – Performance Based
Budgeting and Zero Based Budgeting. types of budget deficitsinternal and
external borrowings. Review of Tax Reforms at National and State level.
VAT., Public debt- Growth, Composition and Burden. Problem of States
indebtedness to Centre. Fiscal Deficits – Concepts, Control of Deficits –
Centre, State and RBI initiatives. Fiscal reforms in India – Review at
Centre and State Level. Financial Sector
reforms –new trends in banking- real and nominal interest rates – repo and
reverse repo transactions.
- Growth, Development and International Economics:
Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of
public administration: Wudro Wilson’s vision of public administration:
Evolution of the discipline and its present status: New public
administration: Public choice approach: Challenges of liberalization: New
Organisations: Theories-systems, contingency:
Structure and forms: Ministries and Department Corporations, Boards and
Commissions: Advisory bodies, Local Self Institutions, Headquarters and
field relationships: Regulatory Authorities: Public Private Partnership.
Accountability and control: Concepts of
accountability and control: Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over
administration: Citizen and Administration: Role of media, Interest groups,
voluntary organizations: Civil society: Citizen’s Charters: Right to
Information: Social audit.
Administrative Law: Types or Meaning, Scope and
Techniques of Administrative Improvement:
Organization and Methods, Work study and work management: e-governance and
information technology: management aid tool like network analysis; MIS,
Financial Administration: Money and fiscal
policies: Public borrowing and public debt Budgets-types and forms:
Budgetary process: Financial accountability: Accounts and audit.
Public Sector Undertaking: Public sector in modern
India: Forms of Public Sector Undertakings: Problems of autonomy,
accountability and control: Impact of liberalization and privatization.
Plans and Priorities: Machinery of planning: Role,
composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National
Development Council: ‘Indicative’ Planning: Process of plan formulation at
Union and State level: Constitutional amendments (1992) and decentralized
planning for economic development and social justice.
State Government Administration: Union State
administrative: legislative and financial relation: Role of the Finance
Commission: Governor: Chief Minister: Council of Ministers: Chief Secretary:
State Secretariat: Regional Offices.
District administration since independence: Changing
role of Collector: Union – State- Local relations: development management
and law and order administration: District administrative decentralization.
Civil Services: Constitutional position;
Structure, recruitment, training and capacity building: good governance
initiative; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political
right;Grievance redresses mechanism ; Civil service neutrality ; Civil
Financial Management: Budget as a political
instrument: Parliamentary control of public expenditure: Role of
finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area: Accounting techniques: Audit:
Role of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Rural development: Institutions: Rural
development programms: Decentralization and Panachayati Raj: 73rd
Urban Local Government: Municipal governance: main
feature, structures, finance and problem areas: 74th constitutional
amendment: New localism: Development dynamics, politics and
administration with special reference to city management.
Law and Order administrative: British legacy:
National Police Commission: Investigative agencies: Role of Central
and State agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and
order and countering insurgency and terrorism: Police - Public
relations: Reforms in police.
Energy: Conventional and non conventional energy
sources – Potential of Solar, Wind, Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal and other
renewable energy sources. Introduction to solar gadgets viz solar cooker,
water heater etc. Biogas –principle and process. Problems of Energy crises,
Govt. Policies and programmes for power generation. Nuclear Power Programme,
Thermal Power Programme, Hydroelectric Power Programme, Power
distribution and National Grid. Agencies and institutions engaged in Energy
security, Research and development.
Computer and Information Technology : Role of
computer in modern society , its applications in various spheres of life
such as data communication, networking and web technologies, Cyber crime and
its prevention, Use of I. T. In various services. Major impacts and
prospects of I.T. in the various Programmes and services of the Government.
Space Technology: Indian space programmes, Indian
Artificial satellites for telecommunication, television, education,
broadcasting, weather forecasting, GPS, disaster warning. Indian missile
programme etc. Remote sensing, GIS and its application in weather
forecasting. Disaster warning, water, soil, mineral, resources development,
agriculture and fisheries development, urban planning, ecological studies,
GS and GIS.
Biotechnology: It’s potential to improve human
life and national economy through agriculture, industrial development and
employment generation, Biotechnology as an essential and important tool of
natural resource development. Areas of application – Agriculture, Animal
breeding and Veterinary health – care, Pharmaceutics, Human healthcare, Food
technology, energy generation and environment protection etc. Role and
efforts of government in promoting, regulating and developing biotechnology
in country. Ethical, Social, Legal issues related to biotechnological
development, possible adverse effects of biotechnological development.
Seed technology, its importance. Quality of seed. Different kinds of seeds
and their seed production and processing techniques. BT cotton, BT brinjal,
Nuclear Policy of India: salient features. Nuclear
Power as source of energy and its significance as clean energy. Problem of
nuclear waste. Nuclear thermal power generation in India, its contribution
to total power generation. Determinants of Nuclear Tests: Pokhran I (1974)
and Pokhran II (1998). Recent Trends in Nuclear Policy such as NPT (Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty) CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty). INDO-US
Nuclear Treaty of 2009.
Science and Technology: Development and its use
and impacts in day to day life.