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Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers

I will be posting my queries and answers in this thread. others are also welcome to participate.
please help others by clearing their doubts and reviewing their answers.

also,do install camscanner app in case you are uploading any answer...

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@prowess said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

@Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh congrats sir for rank 104
ur hardwork & perseverance paid well...
topper from pubad yuhooooo
please do share ur strategy with us ✌?

Congratulations!

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@prowess said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

@Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh congrats sir for rank 104
ur hardwork & perseverance paid well...
topper from pubad yuhooooo
please do share ur strategy with us ✌?

Congratulations. Welcome to Bureaucracy. ?

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@prowess hum aa gaye hai..

Ab questions puchho and discussion start karo..Let's re-create the old glory ☺

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@IWRA ? dhanyawaad sir ..... bass ap seniors hamein isi tarah pathpradarshit krte rhein...?

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@doodlebean mam care to tell us how to make diagrams in pub ad answers.. taking the example of first (kautilya's) question. please teach us the art of linking question/theory with present times and drawing diagrams.
ps: I'm a beginner n managing pub ad on my own. so please care to enlighten me.

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@IWRA
Guess there’s less presence here on the thread but many people following this as silent spectators. What we can do is to take up discussion Paper wise or Chapterwise maybe... Somebody can post questions and answers as well and we can contribute by suggesting amendments in content or presentation whatever the case maybe... also we can post our answers intermittently.

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@prowess
Let me post one diagram based on above answer. Maybe that will give you a hint.

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@doodlebean yes. Good idea ma'am.

Although less presence might be due to upcoming prelims.

But a minimum level of pub ad can be done in a day despite that. Other will benefit from the approach, linkages aspect.

So, yes let's set the ball rolling.

2018 Pub ad paper can be the starting point. What say?

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@prowess said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

@doodlebean mam care to tell us how to make diagrams in pub ad answers.. taking the example of first (kautilya's) question. please teach us the art of linking question/theory with present times and drawing diagrams.
ps: I'm a beginner n managing pub ad on my own. so please care to enlighten me.

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@IWRA said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

@doodlebean yes. Good idea ma'am.

Although less presence might be due to upcoming prelims.

But a minimum level of pub ad can be done in a day despite that. Other will benefit from the approach, linkages aspect.

So, yes let's set the ball rolling.

2018 Pub ad paper can be the starting point. What say?

Good idea. Pls post the question paper here for reference ....

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@doodlebean paper-1

SECTION 'A'

  1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

  2. (a) "The scope of the discipline of Public Administration is determined by what an administrative system does." Does it mean that the scope of this discipline is boundaryless? Explain.

1.(b) "The concepts of rationality and efficiency are intertwined in the bureaucratic analysis of Max Weber." Comment.

  1. (c) “New Public Service approach is an improvement over its predecessor, New Public Management." Discuss.

  2. (d) "A leader is a people's developer" (Napoleon). Which aspects of subordinates' development can be positively influenced by a leader ? Discuss.

  3. (e) “Herbert Simon's book Administrative Behavior presents a synthesis of the classical and behavioural approaches to the study of Public Administration." Explain.

  4. (a) Dwight Waldo in his book, The Administrative State emphatically mentions that the roots of administrative theory lie in political theory. Critically examine Waldo's contention.

2.(b) “The Phenomenological Approach advocated by the New Public Administration has obstructed the path of theory building in Public Administration." Comment.

2.(c) Discuss the essential characteristics of public sector-centred and market-centred perspectives in Public Private Partnerships and also compare the two.

  1. (a) Communication represents the “Nerves of Government" (Karl Deutsch). How can the communication system in the government be made more effective, responsive and motivational?

3.(b) "Political and administrative systems have reciprocal relationship.” Discuss.

3.(c) "An effective Management Information System (MIS) is the key to successful headquarter-field relationships."Comment.

  1. (a) “Form of an organisation influences the success of a public enterprise, but the choice of a form has always remained problematic." Discuss the statement in the context of the comparative merits and limitations of departments, corporations, companies and boards. Give illustrations.

4.(b) "Chester Barnard's model of 'Contribution-Satisfaction Equilibrium' is still considered a logical model of organisational motivation." Do you agree? Give arguments.

4.(c) "The political approach to Public Administration stresses on the values of representativeness political responsiveness and accountability through elected officials to the citizenry" (David H. Rosembloom). Comment.

                            SECTION 'B'
  1. Answer the following questions in about 150 words each:

  2. (a) "The Journey of Administrative Law has moved much beyond A. V. Dicey.” Comment.

5.(b) Edward Gibbon, the author of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire remarked : "Corruption, the most infallible symptom of Constitutional liberty." Critically examine this statement.

5.(c) To what extent has e-governance made the administrative system more citizen-oriented ? Can it (e-governance) be made more participative ?

5.(d) "The issue of development of women is closely related to the issue of women in development." How can women become equal partners in the process of socio-economic development?

5.(e) "The process of administrative development is generally slower than the process of socio-economic development." How can the speed of administrative development be made faster ?

  1. (a) In order to be development-oriented, bureaucracies need to be innovative, flexible, citizen-centric and result-oriented, but they are slow in imbibing these virtues in a democratic system. Do we need to go beyond the traditional models of bureaucracy and create alternative structures ? Elaborate.

6.(b) “Administrative values have no value unless they are valued by all stakeholders of the governance system." Comment.

6.(c) “Lateral entry is an antidote to the complacency in civil service.” Discuss.

  1. (a) How does ethnocentrism impact development administration in achieving sustainable goals ? Argue with examples.

7.(b) “Monetary policy of a country can help or hinder its development process." Discuss.

7.(c) "Sound Performance Auditing is impossible without systematic Performance or Outcome Budgeting." Explain the relationship between the two.

8.(a) "Administrative systems across the world can be understood only in their respective historical and social contexts." Explain the statement giving examples.

8.(b) Currently, administrative training focusses more on improving efficiency than on transforming the attitudes and behaviour of civil servants. What type of training will you suggest to fill this gap ? Elaborate.

8.(c) "A public policy without the active involvement of people in its formulation, implementation and evaluation is only a facade." How can this anomaly be corrected ?

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@doodlebean never knew such diagrams could also be made in pub ad. , seems i have a long journey ahead in prep.

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@Zohanmukharjee
‘When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world.’ George Washington Carver
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@doodlebean mam thanks for this wonderfully elaborated diagram.... will add this to my notes... and will learn this technique for using it in my answers....
also i will try to be regular here.... as u said on ur thread ki jabtak ek student bhi active/regular hai toh aap padhaogey...?

I'll write an answer from today onwards.... i'll submit it in the evening....although my answers might be lacking quality content but i'll try....

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@prowess
Start with 2018 question paper. Paper 1 Question 1. Whatever the quality of content be. Start making flowcharts n diagrams as well. Improvement is bound to come with each passing day. We ( me , @IWRA , @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh ) will add and elaborate wherever the need be. Best wishes.

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Question 1.a) "The scope of the discipline of Public Administration is determined by what an administrative system does." Does it mean that the scope of this discipline is boundaryless? Explain
Answer) A wider meaning of public administration has sought to expand its ambit by including any administration that has considerable impact on public. Public administration is a means in which policy decisions made by political decision makers are carried out.
Public administration is decision making, planning the work to be done, forumulating objectives and goals, working with the legislature and citizen organizations to gain public support and funds for government programmme, establishing and revising organization, directing and supervising employees, providing leadership, communicating and receiving communication, determining work methods and procedures , appraising performance, exercising controls and other functions performed by government executives and supervisors. It is the action part of the government by which the purposes and goals of government are realised.
Public administration as-

  1. The basis of government- a government can exist without executive or judiciary but it can never exist without administration.
  2. an instrument for implementing policies- the basic service which is performed for the public
  3. an stabilizing force in society- it is often observed that though government changes violent change is seldom experienced by administration
  4. an instrument of social change and economic development
  5. good governance
  6. e-governance – some of the modernized features of public administration making things easily accessible to the citizens
  7. concept of participatory development
  8. performing various technical and specialized functions-
    Public administration is determined by what an administrative system does, the basic functions of an administration is formulation, implementation and execution to meet the needs of public. Public administration is evolving , the burden of public duties on government has been steadily increasing a government that is accountable and responsive to the needs and expectation of its citizens. Being an action and executive field of government, public administration has never had a settled boundary the activities of a government has expanded and contracted on contextual circumstances.
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@prowess
It’s a good attempt provided the parent question be ‘scope of public administration’....read the question again. Don’t you think the parent question is discipline being boundary less or not??
What makes that 20 percent difference between toppers and others is understanding the question properly .... like You’re communicating with the examiner through your answer- ‘I can only see what you wanted me to see.’

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@prowess
Make one more attempt please. Then I’ll suggest amendments. Believe me it’s a process and in the end you’ll turn out victorious. A day will come when I’ll be amazed at your drafting capabilities. ?

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