Public Administration Papers Topic : Significant Issues in Indian Administration

Public Administration Papers Topic : Significant Issues in Indian Administration

  • “The President of India acts like grandparents in a family. If the younger generation does not follow his/her advice, he/she is just unable to do anything.” Comment. (20 marks 2007)
  • "India has failed to devise a long-term strategy for drought management." Comment. (30 marks 2004)
  • “The Role played by the National Human Rights Commission in maintaining and preserving the dignity of India’s citizens has been satisfactory and up to the expectations.” Elucidate. (60 marks 2006)
  • “The National Human Rights Commission is unable to play its role effectively due to various hindrances.” Comment (20 marks 2004)
  • ‘Right to Information Act has led to greater transparency and accountability of administration.’ Comment. (30 marks 2009)
  • With the Creation of new regulatory agencies in the wake of liberalisation , overlapping jurisdiction and conflicts become the new trend. Is there a need for the creation of a Super - regulator or unified regulator ? (30 marks 2010)
  • “The National Human Rights Commission has done a commendable job in developing a sense of responsibility among organisations towards the protection of human rights.”Comment on this assessment (30 marks 2009)
  •  “Lok-Ayuktas are judicial institutions without adequate teeth”. Comment (60 marks 2006)
  • "Disaster insurance is desirable but not an easy proposition to implement." Illustrate with Suitable examples(30 marks 2011)
  •  “Corruption is more of an environmental than an administrative problem.” Discuss (12 marks 2012) 
  • “Bureaucratic agencies, characterized by established procedures, specialization, leadership, clear objective, are not ideal to handle disaster management.” Examine with reference to the need for administrative flexibility in managing disaster. (in about 250 words)(20 marks 2013)
  • “Public Administration today tends to be less public quantitative terms, but more responsive to public needs than before in qualitative terms.” Examine with reference to citizen-centric administration. (10 marks 2013)
  • “The basic ethical problem for an administrator is to determine how he/she values.” Comment with reference to corruption in administration. (In about 250 words).(20 marks 2013)
  • Supreme Court ruling on 31st October, 2013 in respect of bureaucracy’s functioning would help achieve good governance. Analyse this ruling and add your comments on it. (20 marks 2014)
  • “Most Civil Servants in India are competent administrators, but they pay little attention to encourage people’s participation in decision-making.” Comment on the statement.(10 marks 2015)
  • Municipal governance in India is not sufficiently prepared to meet the challenges of frequent natural disasters.” Elucidate the statement and add your own suggestions .(20 marks 2015)
  • National Green Tribunal is viewed by many critics as a hindrance to economic development” Evaluate the statement and give arguments in support of your answer.(10 marks 2016)
  • Explain how the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) provides a framework and direction to the government agencies for all phases of the disaster management cycle. (20 marks 2016)
  • “The Right to Information Act is a path-breaking legislation which signals the march from darkness of secrecy to dawn of transparency.” (20 marks 2016)
  • What hurdles do the citizens face in obtaining information from the government? Explain how the reluctance of the government to part with information under RTI can be addressed. (20 marks 2016)
  • “The Right to Information (RTI) has started its journey but is far from its destination.” Comment(10 marks 2017)
  • “Disaster preparedness and management has become an important component of district administration  in India.” Discuss with suitable illustrations(20 marks 2017)
  • Discuss, with sustainable examples, the emerging challenges faced by the Regulatory Commissions as to the arbitrary agents between the State and the market forces(20 marks 2017)
  • “The ‘policy of non-action’ regarding the institutional mechanisms and legal provisions to eradicate corruption is a feature of Indian Administration.” Critically examine(20 marks 2017)
  • “Autonomy of civil society is crucial for responsive and effective administration.” Examine the statement.(10 marks 2018)
  • “In the Network Era the TRAI has the challenging task of protecting the Net Neutrality from digital aggression.” Comment .(20 marks 2018)
  • “The RTI has started its journey, but is far from its destination.” In the view of the statement, examine the present’s status of the RTI movement. (10 Marks 2019)
  • Minimal accountability being the dominant norm in the political system, the Lokpal can only be an ideal institution with limited effectiveness. Explain. (20 Marks 2019)
  • The National Policy on Disaster Management envisages a paradigm shift from hitherto reactive post-disaster relief centric regime to more proactive and enabling environment. Examine the responses of State Governments in this regard. (20 Marks 2019)
  • Accountability of regulatory bodies would address the problem of over-regulators and help make them truly facilitators. Analyze the present status of regulators and suggest measures to induce accountability in the mechanism. (10 Marks 2019)
  • Immediate post-retirement appointments of high officers of government have become a new trend. Discuss its pros and cons.(20 Marks 2020)
  • "There are adequate legal mechanisms to address corruption malpractices in administration, but they have failed to curb the mea any noticeable degree." In the light of this statement, discuss the efficacy the institution of Lokayukta in Indian States. (20 Marks 2020)
  • Ideally citizen-administration interface is supposed to be based on trustworthiness and purposefulness, in reality it is observed to be plagued by suspicion, conflicts, stresses and strains. Do you agree? Elaborate.(20 Marks 2020)


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