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2009-08-19

 

 

 

CSE 1995

 

Public Administration

 

Paper I

  Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question   from each section.

 

Section A

1.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:-

(a)            “The public servants in a democracy cannot be given the right to unionise and go on

strike.”                                                                                                                     20

(b)           “The ecology of administration needs to be preserved and protected against socio-

cultural pollution.”                                                                                                   20

(c)            “The separation of administration from politics is not possible”.                            20

 

2.             Define ‘Authority’. Relate it with the concept of ‘Hierarchy’ and ‘Delegation’ in the

context of an organisation.                                                                                      10,25,25

 

3.             Critically examine the neo-classical theory of an organisation.                                60

 

4.             (a)   What are the determinants of public policy?                                                     20

                (b)   What is ‘new’ in New Public Administration?                                                20

                (c)   What are the methods of in-service training for higher generalist services?     20

 

Section B

 

5.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:-

                (a)   “Modern state is Administrative states.”                                                          20

                (b)   “Bureaucracy is a necessary evil”.                                                                   20

                (c)   “Herzberg advances our knowledge about motivation much beyond what

Maslow has done”.                                                                                                 20

 

6.             How the administration is made accountable to the people?                                    60

 

7.             Write notes on the following in 200 words each:-

                (a)   Prismatic Budgeting;                                                                                        20

                (b)   Performance Budgeting;                                                                                  20

                (c)   Delegated Legislation.                                                                                      20

8.             How is O & M different from work study? Discuss the tools used in work

Measurement and also discuss its advantages.                                                        15,30,15

 

 

Paper II

 

                Note: Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each section.

 

Section A

1.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:

(a)  “The Arthashastra has many insights and lessons to offer even to the present students

      and Practitioners of government administration”.                                              20

(b) “Mughal administration presented a combination of Indian and extra Indian elements”.                                                                                                                                   20

(c) “The Present Indian Administrative structure is largely a legacy of the British Rule in

      India”.                                                                                                                               20

 

2.             “The poor performance of public undertakings in the core sectors of Indian Economy has sparked off problems of political accountability and labour participation in management”. Examine.                                                                                                                  30,30

 

3.             (a)   Is the Aid and Advice of the Prime Minister and his ministers binding on the Present?                                                                                                                                  30

 

              (b)  Do you think Prime Ministerial form of Government is replacing Cabinet form of

                    Government?                                                                                                           30                                                                                        30

 

4.             Critically examine the machinery of plan formulation at National level and discuss its relationship with state level machinery.                                                                             40.20

 

Section  B

 

5.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:

 

(a)   “In the Indian Federation there is a growing tendency towards centralization”.20

(b)  S“The Parliamentary democracy in India is passing through a grave crisis”.   20

(c)            “Corruption in Indian Politics and public administration is in climax”.                   20

 

6.             Write short note on any two of the following:

(a)            Lok Pal;

(b)           Minister Civil Service Relationship;

(c)            Women’s Participation in administration;                               

(d)           Chief secretary.                                                                                                       30,30

 

7.             “District Collector is an overburdened official”. Examine this statement.                60

 

8,             How 73rd amendment of the Indian Constitution will help the People’s

participation in Rural Development programmes?                                                   6

 

CSE 1999

 

Public Administration

 

Paper I

 

Note:         Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory

                and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question   

from each section.

 

Section A

               

1.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:

 

(a)   “Administrative theory is based on the observation of operational situation in

administration.”                                                                                                       20

(b)   “Arthashastra is an ancient Indian textbook of practical politics.”                   20

(c)   “The fourteen principles which Fayol lists have a great deal of overlapping”. 20

 

2.             Explain what is human relation theory of organisations. What is the criticism against it?   

                                                                                                                                                30,30

3.             Examine the decision making theory and explain Herbert Simon’s contribution to   it. 60

 

4.             (a)   What is the validity behind the line and staff agencies?                                    20

                (b)   Distinguish Departments from Corporations.                                                  20

                (c)   Explain what is positions classification Analyse it.                                          20

 

Section B

 

5.             Comment upon the following in 200 words each:

                (a)   “Modern states is a Welfare state”.                                                                  20

                (b)   “Wilson argues that administration and politics are separate”.                         20

                (c)   “Taylor’s method of scientific management sacrifices the initiative of the worker, his

       individuals freedom and the use of his intelligence and responsibility”.           20

 

6.             How do you explain performance appraisal with reference to any governmental

organisation?                                                                                                           60

 

7.             Write short notes on the following in 200 words each:

                (a)   What is Douglas McGregor’s  theory X?                                                        20

                (b)   Analyse what is zero budget?                                                                          20

                (c)   Explain the concept of accountability.                                                              20

 

8.             What is the scope or comparative public administrative? Explain the concept of

administrative development.                                                                                   30,30

 

Paper II

 

Note:         Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory

                and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question   

from each section.

 

 

Section A

1.             Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

 

(a)   “The Mughal administrative system was a military rule by its nature and was

       centralised despotism”.                                                                                     20

(b)   “Fifty years experience demands a review of our constitution”.                      20

(c)   “Planning machinery at the State and District levels has proved to the ineffective”.20

(d)   “Public Enterprises in India are neither sufficiently ‘public’ nor basically

        enterprising’.”                                                                                                 20

 

2.             Analyse the evolution of the office of the Prime Minister in India.                         60

 

3.             (a)   “Cabinet Secretariat has been overshadowed by the Prime Minister’s Office”.

       Comment.                                                                                                         30

                 (b)   “Planning Commission has resulted in diminishing the role of Finance Commission”.

        Examine the statement.                                                                                    30

 

4.             “The present system of recruitment and training of higher civil service in India has failed to ensure effectiveness and honesty among the civil service”. Analyses the statement.                                                                                                                                            60

Section B

5.             Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

(a)   “Political as well as administrative will is a pre requisite for effective administrative    

        reforms in India”.                                                                                            20

(b)   “Maintenance of law and order is a defacto concurrent subject”.                     20

(c)  “The role of District Collector has changed but not diminished for now he has an    

       additional function of guiding democratic bodies to carry conviction with members of   

       these democratic  institutions”.                                                                             20                                                                                       

(d)  “By virtue of his unique position as head of the official machinery and advisor to the

      State Council of Ministers, the Chief Secretary has an extremely important role to play

      in state administration”.                                                                                     20

 

6.             Critically examine parliamentary control over public expenditure.                          60

 

7.             (a)   In a democracy, it is the civil servant and not the minister who rule”. Comment. 30

                (b) “State Finance Commissions have failed to improve the financial health of rural and

                       Urban Local governments”. Evaluate the statement.                                         30

 

8.             “Extreme centralisation has adversely affected the performance of the central Social Welfare Board”. In the light of this statement, analyse the organisation and working of the Central Social Welfare Board.                                                                              60

 

 

 

 

 

CSE 2005

 

 

Public Administration Paper I

Note:   Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory

                and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question   

from each section.

Section A

1.             Comment on the following questions in 200 words each

(a)   Administration is a long and slightly pompous word but it has a humble meaning.20

(b)   Management plays a very important part in the Government of public undertakings   

       large or small, industrial, commercial, political religious or other.                    20

(c)   Civil Service neutrality is a thing of the past.                                                   20

 

2.             Discuss scientific management theory and explain its relevance in contemporary administration.                                                                                                          30,30

 

3.             Explain the significance and components of Decision Making. Illustrate your answer in the context of Herbert Simon.                                                                                       30,30

 

4.             (a)   Account for the growth of Administrative Law. Explain how it differ from rule of Law.                                                                                                                               20

(b)   What is Delegated Legislation? Explain its kinds and limitations.                   20

(c)   What are Line Agencies? How do they differ from Staff and auxiliary agencies?   

       Illustrate your answer with example.                                                                20

 

Section B

 

5.             Comments the following questions in 200 words each:

(a)   Parliamentary control over Administration is seldom effective                        .20

(b)   A generalist Administrator is far better than a Technocrat.                              20

(c)   Bureaucracy is a parasite on society.                                                                20

 

6.             Explain concept and dimensions of Development Administration. How does it differ from conventional Administration?                                                                                   60

 

7.             Write short notes on the following in 200 words each:

(a)   Explain the procedure of formulation and passing of Budget.                         20

(b)   Discuss Maslow’s contribution to the theory of Motivation.                          20

(c)   What are Administrative Tribunals? How do they differ from ordinary Law Courts?                                                                                                                                     20

8.             Should the civil service be given the right of Association and right to strike? Explain the position in USA and India. Also analyse the grievances redressed mechanism obtaining for administrative personal in India.                                                                      30,30

 

Paper II

 

Note:         Candidates should attempt question nos. 1 and 5 which are compulsory

                and any three out of the remaining questions selecting at least one question   

from each section.

 

Section A

1.        Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each.

 

(a)   “That in Kaulitya’s Scheme, the king was the lever of the administration and  had    

       necessarily to play a positive directive role in the Government.”                      20

 

(b)   “The constitution of India is federal in form but unitary in spirit.”  20

 

(c)   The President of India is the head of the Republic of India, He represents the Nation  

       but does not rule the nation.”                                                                            20

 

(d)   “Cabinet Secretary is the kingpin of the union Administration”.                     20

 

2.              Discuss the role and relevance of public enterprises in the new economic  environment.      60

 

3.             (a)   Discuss the role and relevance of public enterprises in the new economic environment.                                                                                                                 30

                 (b)   Finance Ministry’s control over Public expenditure is unproductive”. Comment. 30

 

4.             Critically examine the constitutional provisions ensuring the independence and

Impartiality of the Union Public Service Commission in India. Has it been Successful in discharging its responsibilities? Also discuss the bias of the selection process in favour of well to do people.                                                                                                     60

 

Section  B

 

5.             Comment on any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

 

(a)   The state administration in India is just a replica of the Central Administration. 20

 

(b)   “Governor is neither a figure head nor a rubber stamp but a functionary designed to  

        play a vital role in the administration of the State”.                                          20

 

(c)   “The Collector is the focal point of administration in the district”.   20

 

(d)   Gram Sabha reflects the spirit and element of direct democracy”.                   20

 

6.             Explain the problem of Generalists Vs Specialists in public administration.           20

 

7.             (a)   People’s participation in administration in India had largely been a myth,” Comment”.                                                                                                                  30

                 (b)   Administration of welfare measures is a critical test for the Indian Civil Service.

        Comment.                                                                                                        30

 

8.             Trace the developments which have take place in field of Panchayati Raj after 73’rd constitutional amendments.                                                                                  60

 

 

 

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Thanks

(Ajaz para, 2011-05-17 17:01)

I am greatly thankful to you for giving such a service.

2002 paper missing

(aspirant, 2009-12-17 06:45)

plz upload the 2002 paper also

2009 paper

(siddharth singh , 2011-02-17 02:04)

please submit 2009 paper ,, and also prelims previous papers ,,, i will be grately thnankfull to u