should attempt all questions strictly in accordance with the instructions
given under each questions. The number of marks carried by each question is
indicated at the end of the question.
1. Answer any three of tile following in not more than 200 words
(a) "Kautilya was not only the foremost politico-administrative thinker
of ancient India but he was an advocate and preacher of moral values
(b) "Because of several judicial pronouncements, Governors in States are
no longer viewed as agents of the 'Party in Power' at the Central level."
(c) "The President of India acts like grandparent in a family. If younger
generation does not follow his/her advice, he/she is just unable to do
(d) "'Memorandum of understanding scheme' between govemment and public
enterprise has forced public undertakings to improve the overall
2. There is a separate Central Ministry or Department on each subject
allocated to State List. Does it mean supremacy of the Union Government or an
emphasis on development administration? Analyze. 60
3."73rd Constitutional Amendment has provided permanent structural
framework to PRI's resulting into silent social revolution."
4.''The dispute between Secretariat and Directorate is the result of
Generalist us Specialist controversy." Analyse. 60
5.Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words
(a) "The blame for our poor public sector performance can be laid on the
way our bureaucracy is structured." Comment.
(b) ''Parliamentary Departmental Committees have played their role effectively
in analyzing the demands for grants." Evaluate.
(c) ''In spite of having Constitutional status the District Planning Committee
is not able to implement decentralised planning due to centralized nature of
economic planning." Comment.
(d) "A well-designed module-based training for Civil Servants is the best
way to achieve the goals of good governance." Analyse.
6.''If information is power, nothing can perhaps empower a citizen more than
the secret and developmental information held by various public
authorities." Analyse the merits and demerits of RTI Act, 2005 in the
light of this statement. 60
7. National Commission to review the working of the Constitution has suggested
revolutionary changes in administrative culture. Analyse its major
recommendations on Civil Services and Administration. 60
8. (a) Critically analyse the functions and role of Ministry of Social Justice
and Empowerment with regard to development of disabled persons in India in not
more than 200 words. 40
(b) Define Civil Society. Is it an effective organ to control administrative
machinery? Comment. 10
(c) "Social (Welfare) Administration in India is witnessing
specialization and faster expansion of its administrative agencies."