Introduction : Meaning, scope and
significance. Evolution and status of the discipline. Comparative Public
Administration and Development Administration. Public and Private
Administration: State versus market debate. New Pubic Administration. New
Public Management perspective.
Basic concepts and principles :
Organisation, hierarchy, Unity of command, Span of control, Authority and
Responsibility, Co-ordination, Centralization and Decentralization,
Delegation, Supervision, Line and Staff.
Theories of Administration :
Scientific Management (Taylor and the Scientific Managment Movement),
Classical Theory (Fayol, Urwick, Gulick and others) Bureaucratic Theory
(Weber and his critics). Ideas of Mary Parker Follett and C.I. Barnard;
Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others). Behavioral Approach, Systems
Administrative Behaviour : Decision
making with special reference to H. Simon, communication and control,
leadership theories. Theories of motivation (Maslow and Herzberg)
Accountability and Control : The
concepts of Accountability and control : Legislative, executive and judicial
control. Citizen and Administration: Role of civil society, people's
participation and Right to Information.
Administrative Systems : Comparative
administrative features of USA, Great Britain, France and Japan.
Personnel Administration : Role of
Civil Service in developing societies; position classification, Recuritment,
Training, Promotion, Pay and Service conditions. Relations with the
Political Executive; Administrative Ethics.
Financial Administration : Budget:
Concepts and forms. Formulation and execution of budget, deficit financing
and public debt, Accounts and Audit.
Union Government and Administration in India.
British legacy : Constitutional context of Indian Administration;
The President, Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers; Central
Secretariat; Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, Planning
Commission; Finance Commission; Election Commission; Comptroller and
Auditor-General of India. Public enterprises: Patterns, role performance and
impact of liberalization.
Civil Services in India : Recruitment
to All India and Central Services. Union Public Service Commission; Training
of Civil Servants. Generalists and Specialists. Minister-Civil Servant
State and District Administration :
Governor, Chief Minister, Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Directorates,
District Collector: changing role.
Local Government : Panchayati Raj and
Urban local Government: Main features, structures, finances and problem
areas. 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendements.