Elements of Public Administration (Question-Answer Series) One Week Series
Paper-I: Elements of Public Administration
Note: Each theory paper is divided into three independent units. The question paper will be divided into three parts
Part-A, Part - B and Part - C, Part - A (20 marks) is compulsory and contains 10 questions at least three questions from each unit each question is of two marks (20 words). Part - B (20 marks) is compulsory and will contain five questions at least one from each unit. Candidates are required to attempt all five questions. Each question is of four marks (50 words), Part - C (30 marks) contains six questions two from each unit. Candidates are required to attempt three questions, one from each Unit. Each question is of twenty marks (400 words).
Unit-I Meaning, Nature and Scope of Public Administration. Importance of Public Administration in Modern Society. Public and Private Administration. Evolution of the study of Public Administration. Public Administration as a Social Science, its relationship with other Social Sciences: Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law, Psychology and Management, Approach to the study of Public Administration: Classical and Humanistics.
Unit-II Principles of Organization: Hierarchy, Unity of Command, Span of Control coordination, Centralization, Decentralisation, Authority and Responsibility, Structure of Organisation: Formal and Informal Organization, Chief Executive, Line and Staff, Supervision, Delegation, Leadership, Communication, Decision - Making Morale and Motivation.
Unit-III 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.