Public Administration Mains 2017 : Model Question and Answer - 51

Public Administration Mains 2017 : Model Question and Answer

(Public Administration Paper I / Chapter: Development Dynamics)

(Important) Question : Development administration is characterised by its purposes, loyalties and attitudes. Explain (10 Marks/150 Words)

Model Answer :    

Development administration highlights the changing role of bureaucracy existing in a dynamic environment which aims at fostering socio-economic transformation. The distinctive characteristic of development administration is its central concern with socio-economic change. It is this special orientation which distinguish it from regulatory or traditional administration which is basically concerned with maintenance of status quo. Development administration has to be result oriented since the changes have to be brought rapidly and within a specified time schedule. Bureaucracy is expected to be committed and loyal to the jobs they are called upon to perform. However bureaucracy is known for red-tapism and formalism. Hence a change in bureaucratic behavior is a pre-requisite to meet the demands of dynamic situation. There is a need to change the hierarchical and rigid bureaucratic behavior to client oriented attitude. The needs of specific target group have to be catered to. The people have to be considered active participants . It is the close relation between ‘public’ and ‘administration’ that is an essential attribute of development administration. (Total Words- 162)

(Linkages : Development Administration and Changing Role of Bureaucracy, Development Administration and Socio-Economic Change, Development Administration and Traditional Administration)

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