PAPER II - LOCAL ADMINISTRATION IN INDIA
3hrs. duration Max. Marks : 100
Note : The question paper will contain three sections as under – Section-A : One compulsory question with 10 parts, having : 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 significance of Local-Self government in modern state. Evolution of Local-self Government in India ,Constitutional status to local Government:Salient features of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act.
Unit-II The Organisational structure of Urban Local-Self Government in India with special reference to the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act. Compostion, Functions, Powers and role of various kinds of local bodies, Local Administration of the Metropolitan towns, Municipal Corporation and their problems of Autonomy and Accountability. District Planning Committees.
Unit-III Theory and practice of Democratic Decentralisation in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions-Zila parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Village Panchayats, Gram Sabha, and ward sabha : their organisation and functions in the context of 73rd Constitutional Amendment. 15 15
Unit-IV Personnel Administration in Rural and Urban Local Self Government, Classification, Recruitment, promotion and training. Problems of Local Self Government Employees regarding service conditions.
Unit-V Financial Administration of Local Bodies in India, strengthening of local resourses with special reference to role of State Finance Commission. Mechanism of control over local bodies at state level. The role of Directorate of Local bodies and Panchayat and Development Department of State.