Public Administration Papers Topic : Urban Local Government

Public Administration Papers Topic : Urban Local Government

  • In urban governance, uni-functional agencies and development authorities create a “functional jungle.” Explain (20 marks 2008)
  • “Sound municipal governance requires a cadre of specialized municipal services executives equal in state Services.” Comment. (20 marks 2009)
  • “The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) is one of the biggest reforms - linked development programmes taken up by the Government.” Comment. (20 marks 2010)
  • Examine the institutional vulnerability of municipal governance in the midst of an emerging spectre of multiple partnerships . (30 marks 2011)
  • Local self - government in India is the interplay of several factors – historical ideological and administrative. Critically examine these factors. (30 marks 2012)
  • “Municipal Administration in India faces both structural and operational challenges.” Examine in the context of post-74th Amendment Act. (In about 250 words) (10 marks 2013)
  • Explain the notion of one hundred ‘smart cities’ and its likely impact on India’s urbanization.(10 marks 2014)
  • Comment on the recent changes in the approach and methodology of devolution of responsibilities and transfer of funds from the Union to the States. (10 marks 2015)
  • How do the Union Government policies on Smart and AMRUT Cities address the problems of management of urban development? Explain. (20 marks 2015)
  • “The separation between regulatory and development functions in many development administration.” Critically examine the need to relook at this policy. (20 marks 2016)
  • “The concept of ‘New localism’ is related to the emerging nature of the relationship between the State governments and local government bodies.” Explain (10 marks 2016)
  • “Neighbourhood management provides an appropriate global strategy of dealing with social exclusion in the urban development scenario." Comment. (10 marks 2018)
  • The concept of new localism arrangement may defeat the very purpose of local self-governance. Do you agree? Justify. (10 Marks 2019)
  • Urban local governance is perpetually afflicted with lack of financial autonomy and starvation of funds. Elaborate.(10 Marks 2020)
  • Ward committees in urban local governance have remained more tigers. The ideal of realizing effective people's participation in collabor with local functionaries is still in the pipeline. Evaluate the gap in the and practice.(20 Marks 2020)


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