Comparison of Our Public Administration Study Kit Contents with The Public Administration Mains Syllabus

Comparison of Our Public Administration Study Kit Contents with The Public Administration Mains Syllabus

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PAPER I

UPSC SYLLABUS:-

1. Introduction:

Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; New Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation; Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:-

Chapter: 1 Introduction

  • Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration;
  • Wilson’s vision of Public Administration;
  • Evolution of the discipline and its present status;
  • New Public Administration;
  • Public Choice approach;
  • Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation;
  • Good Governance: concept and application;
  • New Public Management
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2. Administrative Thought:

Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement; Classical Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor).

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 2 Administration Thought

  • Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement;
  • Classical Theory;
  • Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments;
  • Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett);
  • Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others);
  • Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard);
  • Simon’s decision-making theory;
  • Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor).
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UPSC SYLLABUS: 3.

Administrative Behavior:

Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 3 Administrative Behavior

  • Process and techniques of decision-making;
  • Communication;
  • Morale;
  • Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary;
  • Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.
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4. Organisations:

Theories – systems, contingency; Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and Field relationships; Regulatory Authorities; Public - Private Partnerships.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 4 Organisation

  • Theories – systems, contingency;
  • Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments,
  • Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions;
  • Ad hoc and advisory bodies;
  • Headquarters and Field relationships;
  • Regulatory Authorities;
  • Public - Private Partnerships.
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5. Accountability and control:

Concepts of accountability and control; Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration; Citizen and Administration; Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations; Civil society; Citizen’s Charters; Right to Information; Social audit.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 5 Accountability & Control

  • Concepts of accountability and control;
  • Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration;
  • Citizen and Administration;
  • Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations;
  • Civil society;
  • Citizen’s Charters;
  • Right to Information;
  • Social audit.
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6. Administrative Law:

Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 6 Administrative Law

  • Meaning, scope and significance;
  • Dicey on Administrative law;
  • Delegated legislation;
  • Administrative Tribunals
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7. Comparative Public Administration:

Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT (CPA):

Chapter: 7 Comparative Public Administration

  • Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems;
  • Administration and politics in different countries;
  • Current status of Comparative Public Administration;
  • Ecology and administration;
  • Riggsian models and their critique.
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8. Development Dynamics:

Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Antidevelopment thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries; Women and development - the self-help group movement.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 8 Development Dynamics

  • Concept of development;
  • Changing profile of development administration
  • ‘Antidevelopment thesis’;
  • Bureaucracy and development;
  • Strong state versus the market debate;
  • Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries;
  • Women and development - the self-help group movement.
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9. Personnel Administration:

Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct; Administrative ethics.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 9 Personnel Administration

  • Importance of human resource development;
  • Recruitment,
  • training,
  • career advancement,
  • position classification,
  • discipline,
  • performance appraisal,
  • promotion,
  • pay and service conditions;
  • employer-employee relations,
  • grievance redressal mechanism;
  • Code of conduct;
  • Administrative ethics.
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UPSC SYLLABUS:

10. Public Policy:

Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 10 Public Policy

  • Models of policy-making and their critique;
  • Processes of conceptualisation,
  • planning,
  • implementation,
  • monitoring,
  • evaluation and
  • review and their limitations;
  • State theories and public policy formulation.
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11. Techniques of Administrative Improvement:

Organisation and methods, Work study and work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 11 Techniques of Administrative Improvement

  • Organisation and methods,
  • Work study and work management;
  • e-governance and information technology;
  • Management aid tools like : network analysis,  MIS, PERT, CPM.
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12. Financial Administration:

Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 12 Financial Administration

  • Monetary and fiscal policies;
  • Public borrowings and public debt
  • Budgets - types and forms;
  • Budgetary process;
  • Financial accountability;
  • Accounts and audit.
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PAPER II

UPSC SYLLABUS:

1. Evolution of Indian Administration:

Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 1 Evolution of Indian Administration

  • Kautilya’s Arthashastra;
  • Mughal administration;
  • Legacy of British rule in politics and administration
  • Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.
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2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government:

Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 2 Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government

  • Salient features and value premises;
  • Constitutionalism;
  • Political culture;
  • Bureaucracy and democracy;
  • Bureaucracy and development.
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3. Public Sector Undertakings:

Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability and control; Impact of liberalization and privatization.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 3 Public Sector Undertakings

  • Public sector in modern India;
  • Forms of Public Sector Undertakings;
  • Problems of autonomy, accountability and control;
  • Impact of liberalization and privatization.
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4. Union Government and Administration:

Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intragovernmental relations; Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organizations.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 4 Union Government and Administration

  • Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; recent trends; Intragovernmental relations;
  • Cabinet Secretariat;
  • Prime Minister’s Office;
  • Central Secretariat;
  • Ministries and Departments;
  • Boards; Commissions;
  • Attached offices;
  • Field organizations.
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5. Plans and Priorities:

Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 5 Plans and Priorities

  • Machinery of planning;
  • Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council;
  • ‘Indicative’ planning;
  • Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels;
  • Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.
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6. State Government and Administration:

Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the Finance Commission; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 6 State Government and Administration

  • Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations;
  • Role of the Finance Commission;
  • Governor;
  • Chief Minister;
  • Council of Ministers;
  • Chief Secretary;
  • State Secretariat;
  • Directorates.
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7. District Administration since Independence:

Changing role of the Collector; Unionstate- local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralization.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 7 District Administration since Independence

  • Changing role of the Collector;
  • Union-state- local relations;
  • Imperatives of development management and law and order administration;
  • District administration and democratic decentralization.
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8. Civil Services: Constitutional position:

Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building; Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism; Civil service neutrality; Civil service activism.

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Chapter: 8 Civil Services

  • Structure, recruitment-civil services
  • training and capacity-building;
  • Good governance initiatives;
  • Code of conduct and discipline;
  • Staff associations;
  • Political rights;
  • Grievance redressal mechanism;
  • Civil service neutrality;
  • Civil service activism.
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9. Financial Management:

Budget as a political instrument; Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques; Audit; Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 9 Financial Management

  • Budget as a political instrument;
  • Parliamentary control of public expenditure;
  • Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area;
  • Accounting techniques;
  • Audit;
  • Role of Controller General of Accounts and
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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10. Administrative Reforms since Independence:

Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 10 Administrative Reforms since Independence

  • Major concerns of Administrative Reforms;
  • Important Committees and Commissions;
  • Reforms in financial management and human resource development;
  • Problems of implementation
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11. Rural Development:

Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralization and Panchayati Raj; 73rd Constitutional amendment.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 11 Rural Development

  • Institutions and agencies since independence;
  • Rural development programmes: foci and strategies;
  • Decentralization and Panchayati Raj;
  • 73rd Constitutional amendment.
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12. Urban Local Government:

Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment; Global local debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 12 Urban Local Government

  • Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas;
  • 74th Constitutional Amendment;
  • Global local debate;
  • New localism;
  • Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
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13. Law and Order Administration:

British legacy; National Police Commission; Investigative agencies; Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism; Criminalisation of politics and administration; Police- public relations; Reforms in Police.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 13 Law and Order Administration

  • British legacy;
  • National Police Commission;
  • Investigative agencies;
  • Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism;
  • Criminalisation of politics and administration;
  • Police- public relations;
  • Reforms in Police.
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14. Significant issues in Indian Administration:

Values in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen- dministration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management.

CONTENTS OF OUR STUDY KIT:

Chapter: 14 Significant issues in Indian Administration

  • Values in public service;
  • Regulatory Commissions;
  • National Human Rights Commission;
  • Problems of administration in coalition regimes;
  • Citizen- dministration interface;
  • Corruption and administration;
  • Disaster management.
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