Public Administration Papers Topic : Union Government and Administration

Public Administration Papers Topic : Union Government and Administration

  • "By taking some offices out of the jurisdiction of the Office of Profit Act, the Government of India has doubly assured the public mind of its duplicity." Comment.  (20 marks 2006)
  • 'Indian Prime Minister should not only be accountable to the Indian Parliament but should appear to be so." ,Comment on the accountability of the Prime Minister to the Indian Parliament in the context of extra- constitutional power. (60 marks 2006)
  • "Not the Potomac, but the Thames, fertilizes the flow of Yamuna". In the light of the statement comment on the symbolic institution of the President of India.  (20 marks 2006)
  • "The veto-power of the Indian President is a combination of the absolute, suspensive and pocket veto." Comment. (20 marks 2005)
  • Critically examine the variables in the composition and functioning of Cabinet Committees.(12 marks 2012)
  • "The respective roles of the Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India and of the Chief Secretary of a State are similar in certain respects, and dissimilar in other." Explain. (30 marks 2009)
  • "The Cabinet Secretariat provides the eyes and ears for the Prime Minister to keep in touch with the process of official business in Central Government." Comment.(30 marks 2005)
  • Critically analyse the functions and role 0 Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with regard to development of disabled persons in India. (20 marks 2007)
  • What concrete steps have been taken by the Union and the State Governments to protect child labour and prevent abuse of children? (20 marks 2006)
  • What measures have been taken by the Union and the States for the welfare of women in the profession of sex ?  (20 marks 2006)
  • Critically evaluate the policies of the Union Government with regard to the welfare of women and children of India. (20 marks 2006)
  • "In an era of hung parliaments the power of the President expands, more so when the  incumbent decides to be assertive." Comment on the statement with reference to the Situation  In India during the last two decades. (30 marks 2010)
  •  Does the emergence of an Empowered Group of Ministers at the Central level impair the doctrine of Cabinet responsibility ? (20 marks 2010)
  • ‘In the exercise of his/ her functions, the President of India is a mere 'Convenient Working hypothesis'. Do you agree with this view? Justify your reasoning with illustrations. (30 marks 2012)
  • “Central Secretariat is the nodal agency for administering the Union subjects and establishing coordination among the various activities of the government.” Discuss. (20 marks 2013)
  • The functional role of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) depends on the Prime Minister’s policy orientation, personality and style of administration. Comment on the statement with suitable examples.(10 marks 2014)
  • “Management of intra-governmental relations is as important as that of intergovernmental relations.” Examine the impact upon the performance of the government.(20 marks 2014)
  • “From coalition government to one-party dominance is a big change that is bound to affect the government system.” Explain why and how.(10 marks 2014)
  • The 13th Finance Commission highlighted an indispensable need to improve the finance of rural and urban level bodies. Does this make local bodies more accountable in the discharge of their functions?(20 marks 2014)
  • “Ordinance-making power of the Executive needs to be suitably restrained.” Examine it critically.(10 marks 2015)
  • Discuss the arguments for and against the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 .(20 marks 2015)
  • “Dominant centralized administration is correlated with decisive and authoritative leadership provided by the Prime Minister’s office.”(20 marks 2016)
  • What factors have led to the expansion of the role of the Ministry of Home Affairs? How can it coordinate its affairs more effectively with the Ministry of Defence ?(20 marks 2016)
  • “The absence of congruence of views on appointments to the judiciary between the Supreme Court and the Union Government has had an adverse impact on the judicial system.” In the light of the above statement, examine the proposal to constitute an All India Judicial Service. (AIJS). (20 marks 2016)
  • “The status and functioning of the Cabinet Secretariat face a stiff challenge from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).” Argue both in favour and against the contention. (10 marks 2017)
  • Do you agree that “All India Judicial Service (AIJS) would contribute to timely delivery of justice to the citizens? Argue your case. (10 marks 2017)
  • “Pro-Active Governance and Timely implementation (PRAGATI) is an innovative project of the Union Government.” Discuss its features and modalities. (10 marks 2017)
  • “The attached offices and subordinate offices are integral to the functioning of the Cabinet Secretariat.” Discuss. (10 marks 2018)
  • “Judicial overreach to a large extent is a consequence of ineffective executive.” Examine. (15 marks 2018)
  • There has been an opinion that the ethos of Indian Judicial System continues to be colonial. Suggest measures for raising the level of judicial excellence for achieving speedy justices. (10 Marks 2019)
  • “Strong PMO is antithesis to the feature of collective responsibility of the Council of Ministers' '. Examine the issues in relation to the position of PMO via-a-vis Council of Ministers in the light of this statement. (20 Marks 2019)
  • Parliamentary committees are at the deliberative core of parliamentary work which is crucial for resining legislations. Elucidate.(10 Marks 2020)
  • The spirit of democratic values requires that the independence of judiciary remains absolute. It is high time that the All India Judicial Service (AIJS) was created. Elaborate. (20 Marks 2020)
  • To strengthen the Election Commission of India and its commissioners is the need of the hour. Suggest measures to make it more independent and impartial.(10 Marks 2020)
  • Examine the National Health Policy in the context of the current pandomia situation, Identify the problems and suggest improvements.(20 Marks 2020)


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