Public Administration Papers Topic : Rural Development

Public Administration Papers Topic : Rural Development

  • What are the basic hurdles and pitfalls in the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ? (30 marks 2008)
  • "The special development programmes taken up for poverty alleviation with a hope that benefits of these programmes may reach to the people living below the poverty line - have utterly failed to. achieve its. objectives." Comment. (60 marks 2004)
  • ‘Economic Development and Social Justice are the hallmarks of the 1992 Constitutional Amendment Acts.’ Elucidate. (20 marks 2008)
  • “73rd Constitutional Amendment has provided permanent structural framework to PRI’s resulting into silent social revolution.” Comment (60 marks 2007)
  • "The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment are major landmarks in India’s Constitutional History and Local Governance." Comment.(20 marks 2006)
  • "Non - Governmental Organisations play a catalytic role in enabling communities to define their own priorities...." Comment.(20 marks 2010)
  • "Absence of District Planning , Committees in a large number of districts. has prevented convergence of planning at the district level." Examine the above statement with examples. (20 marks 2011)
  • ‘Panchayati Raj Institutions are still affected by State control and domination by bureaucracy.’ Do you agree ? (12 marks 2012)
  • “The second generation reforms in the Panchayati Raj institutions have changed Panchayats from the agency of development at local level into a political institution.” Discuss(10 marks 2013)
  • “Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Panchayat’s functions enhances efficiency, transparency and accountability and also induces mass ICT culture.” Examine. (In about 250 words) (20 marks 2013)
  • “Gandhian model of decentralization is similar to the process of reinventing governance. “ Analyze in the context of good governance. (In about 250 words) (20 marks 2013)
  • “The 73rd Amendment, it is felt, may accentuate fiscal indiscipline by establishing between State and Local Governments a system of transfers similar to the one in the place between the Central and State Governments.” (World Bank) Comment. (In about 250 words) (20 marks 2013)
  • “Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have contributed to a change in the role of rural women in development — from symbolic participation to empowerment.” Discuss. (10 marks 2013)
  • Do you think that the role of Panchayati Raj should go beyond development administration? Give reasons for your answer. (10 marks 2014)
  • “Unimplemented reforms in administrations weaken the administrative reforms process most.” Do you agree? Give your answer citing specific cases as illustrations. (20 marks 2014)
  • “Decentralised governance must serve as an instrument of realizing social change and social justice.” Comment on the statement. (10 marks 2015)
  • Do you think that the functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), in practice, reflects genuine devolution of powers and resources? Give reasons for your answer. (10 marks 2015)
  • “The goals of good governance will remain utopian if local governments responsible for providing all basic services directly to the citizens, are not empowered as mandated by the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts.” Critically evaluate the status of empowerment of the local bodies. (20 marks 2015)
  • “The objectives of fiscal devolution to local bodies as mandated by the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts has been derailed by the actual working of the State Finance Commissions. ” Comment. (10 marks 2016)
  • “The institution of the Gram Sabha has very little connection with the   Gandhian spirit of direct democracy.” Critically examine(10 marks 2017)
  • "Social audit has lent a critical edge to the implementation of programmes such as MGNREGA." Comment(10 marks 2018)
  • “Rural development programmes have failed to effectively address the problems of small and marginal farmers.” Analyse and give suggestions. (20 marks 2018)
  • The evidence suggests that the dream of deliberative democracy could not be realized in practice at the grassroot level. Evaluate the impediments in the functioning of Gram Sabha. (10 Marks 2019)
  • All weather rural connectivity schemes to even unconnected rural habitations has the potential to transform the rural economy. Do you agree? Justify. (10 Marks 2019)
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions are still plagued by State control and domination of bureaucracy. Argue your case.(10 Marks 2020)
  • Despite the constitutional provisions for representation, the voice of weaker sections is not having the desired impact in the realms of Panchayati Raj Institutions. Critically examine.(20 Marks 2020)


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