Elements of Public Administration (Question-Answer Series) One Week Series
PAPER I- ELEMENTS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTARATION
Duration: 3 hrs. Max. Marks:100 Marks
Note : The question paper will contain three sections as under – Section-A : One compulsory question with 10 parts, having 2 parts from each unit, short answer in 20 words for each part. Total marks : 10 Section-B : 10 questions, 2 questions from each unit, 5 questions to be attempted, taking one from each unit, answer approximately in 250 words. Total marks : 50 Section-C : 04 questions (question may have sub division) covering all units but not more than one question from each unit, descriptive type, answer in about 500 words, 2 questions to be attempted. Total marks : 40
Unit - I Meaning, nature and scope of Public Administration; Importance of Public Administration in Modern Society; Pubic and Private administration; Evolution of the study of Public Administration. Concept of good governance.
Unit - II Public Administration as a social science; Relationship with other Social Sciences: Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law and Psychology. Approaches to the study of Public Administration : Classical and Human Relation.
Unit - III Principles of Organisations : Hierarchy, Unity of command, Span of control, Coordination, Centralisation, Decentralisation, Authority and Responsibility; Formal and Informal Organisation.
Unit - IV Chief Executive, Line and Staff, Supervision, Delegation, Leadership, Communication, Decision making , Morale and Motivation .
Unit - V Personnel Administration : Meaning and nature of Bureaucracy; Civil Services and their role in a developing society; Classification, Recruitment, Training, Promotion, Disciplinary action, code of conduct.