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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.
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).
Process and techniques of decision-making;
Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and
contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.
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.
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.
and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation;
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.
Concept of development; Changing profile
of development administration; ‘Anti-development thesis’; Bureaucracy and
development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalisation on
administration in developing countries; Women and development - the self-help
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
Models of policy-making and their
critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring,
evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy
Techniques of Administrative
Organisation and methods, Work study and
work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools
like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.
Monetary and fiscal policies;
Public borrowings and public debt Budgets
- types and forms; Budgetary
process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.
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Evolution of Indian
Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy
of British rule in politics and administration -
Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district
administration, local self-government.
Constitutional framework of government:
features and value premises; Constitutionalism;
Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.
Public Sector Undertakings:
sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of
autonomy, accountability and control; Impact of liberalization and
Union Government and
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.
Plans and Priorities:
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
State Government and
administrative, legislative and financial relations;
Role of the Finance Commission; Governor;
Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat;
District Administration since
role of the Collector; Union-state-local relations; Imperatives of development
management and law and order administration; District administration and
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.
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.
Administrative Reforms since
concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management
and human resource development; Problems of implementation.
and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes:
foci and strategies; Decentralization and Panchayati Raj; 73rd
Urban Local Government:
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.
Law and Order Administration:
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.
Significant issues in Indian
in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission;
Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration
interface; Corruption and administration;
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