Public Administration Papers Topic : Plans and Priorities

Public Administration Papers Topic : Plans and Priorities

  • “Effective implementation of plan projects has been the weakest link in the chain of the entire planning programme.” Elucidate. (30 marks 2004)
  •  "Indian planning is highly centralized." Comment (20 marks 2003)
  • "National Development Council is criticized as a usurping authority-functioning as a virtual super - cabinet." Explain.(30 marks 2005)
  •  "The National Development Council was established to co -ordinate between the Union government, the Planning Commission and the State governments." Comment. (20 marks 2004) 
  • "Welfare of the people has been constitutional and legal obligation of the state wherein - both the Centre and State Governments are required to discharge the obligation within available resources." Does. does this stand true in the context of globalization ? (60 marks 2004)
  • "Inspite of having Constitutional status the District Planning Committee is not able to implement decentralised planning due to centralised nature of economic planning. Comment.  (20 marks 2007)
  • Discuss the problems in the planning process at the state and sub-state levels.(30 marks 2008)
  • 'Indicative' planning in the context of LPG. (10 marks 2012)
  • “Planning enables comprehensive and scientific understanding of problems.” Examine the statements in the context of planning methodology. (10 marks 2013)
  • “Gender Responsive Budgeting has infused greater accountability of planning departments towards women empowerment programmes.” Examine the statement. (20 marks 2014)
  • How far do you agree with the view that the National Development Council (NDC) could resonate the demands of State governments as long as the Planning Commission is kept subservient to it? Critically examine.(20 marks 2014)
  • Why has District Planning been marginalized in many States and remained prominent in a few States? Explain.(10 marks 2015)
  • The objectives, approaches and organizational arrangements for decision-making of the NITI Aayog aim at restoring the federal character of the Indian polity. Explain .(20 marks 2016)
  • “Planning in India has failed to meet the challenges of economic development and social change.” Discuss the statement in the context of the emergence of NITI Aayog. (10 marks 2017)
  • It is argued that the NITI Aayog has broken the edifice of planning into fragments. Comment. (20 marks 2018)
  • "In the transition from the State-led economy to the market economy, India should rely more on 'indicative planning'.” Do you agree? Explain your position. (10 marks 2018)
  • ‘NITI Aayog’ has changed the way India strategized for economic development, but its effectiveness is yet to be seen, especially when its financial powers are far less than its predecessor. Analyze.( 20 Marks 2019)
  • Considering India's diversity, the planning pattern of 'one-size-fits-all' was discarded in favour of indicative planning. To what extent has it been useful to India? (10 Marks 2020)


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