B.A. PART-III Paper-II:
3 Hrs. Duration
Max. Marks: 100
Note: The question paper will contain three sections as underSection -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 (questions 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 government in modern state. Evolution of Local Government during the Ancient, Medieval and Modern India.
Unit-II composition functions, powers and role of various kinds of local bodies: Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Nagar Panchayat, Cantonment Board and Single Purpose Agencies.
Unit-III theory and practice of Democratic Decentralisation in India, Panchayati Raj Institutions - Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Village Panchayats and Gram Sabha: their organization powers and functions.
Unit-IV Problem of Autonomy and Accountability of Local Bodies, Mechanism of Control over Local Bodies at state level. The Role of Directorate of Local Bodies, Panchayati Raj and Development Department, Financial Administration of Local Bodies of India. Strengthening of Local Resources in view of Local Finance Commission recommendation.
Unit-V Personnel Administration of Rural and Urban Local Bodies, Recruitment, Classification, Promotion, Training and Service Condition of Local Officers.