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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.

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jack_Sparrow , Gochi and 6 others like this
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@Agog Let's start writing answer and then we can use current examples there itself. Others please comment on it as well. 


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@doodlebean @IWRA @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @ChipadBanda @LalSalaam please review it. This thread was in the bottom of the pyramid but most valuable. I have created other thread, will going to delete it. This is like a treasure hunt :)

goldberry,
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@Amarbabu This kind of answer I’ll put in the category of very good. 
-crisp -to the point -totally addressing the demand of the question- good handwriting.

if possible ek diagram-flow chart bana dena. Bahut achha likha hai. Best wishes :)


Amarbabu,
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@doodlebean @IWRA @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @ChipadBanda @LalSalaam please review it. This thread was in the bottom of the pyramid but most valuable. I have created other thread, will going to delete it. This is like a treasure hunt :)

Good Answer ! Just make a flow chart diagram as its a chronological question.


Also try to use Locus-Focus typology of N Henry / Discipline vs Professional changes etc. 


Further you can talk about how initially pub adm varied as per changes in American Ecology mainly - but later post CPA its response ecology has turned global. 


Also You can briefly DRAW about Indian Administration changes in last many decades !


Finally give it a current touch and tell how Pub Adm is expected to change POST-COVID19 emergency and how it rebrought focus from Market to Govt bureaucracy as a prime actor of governance ! 


Overall your answer is good. Just giving u some add on dimensions !! Best wishes. Keep writing ! 

Gochi, Amarbabu and 1 others like this
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Learning from Best Practices, Collaborative Federalism - 

Karnataka through VC with Kerala - steps adopted for tracing, testing and treatment of the disease, the outcome, and measures to be taken to address the challenges following easing of lockdown restrictions.

https://www.ndtv.com/karnataka-news/coronavirus-karnataka-makes-a-video-call-for-kerala-model-to-contain-covid-19-2227157?amp=1&akamai-rum=off&__twitter_impression=true

mickeyviru, Agog
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@Amarbabu I would have begun this answer with a definition of PA. Like it is systematic and detailed implementation of public law or public policy.  As it remains in constant interaction with the environment, it gets influenced. Thereby it has to be contextual. 

A line diagram marking transition from one phase to other. And a detailed explanation with examples like WW-I and industrial efficiency, and later on humane aspects etc. to impact of digitalisation like m-governance, e-governance. 
Plus examples from Indian administration like regulation, de-regulation and re-regulation stages etc. 

The concerns of PA impinges upon it to remain contextual so that it maintains a permanent locus and focus. 


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@doodlebean @IWRA @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @ChipadBanda @LalSalaam please review it. This thread was in the bottom of the pyramid but most valuable. I have created other thread, will going to delete it. This is like a treasure hunt :)

Good Answer ! Just make a flow chart diagram as its a chronological question.


Also try to use Locus-Focus typology of N Henry / Discipline vs Professional changes etc. 


Further you can talk about how initially pub adm varied as per changes in American Ecology mainly - but later post CPA its response ecology has turned global. 


Also You can briefly DRAW about Indian Administration changes in last many decades !


Finally give it a current touch and tell how Pub Adm is expected to change POST-COVID19 emergency and how it rebrought focus from Market to Govt bureaucracy as a prime actor of governance ! 


Overall your answer is good. Just giving u some add on dimensions !! Best wishes. Keep writing ! 

After seeing this, I am sure I have to make plans for 2020 Mains!

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@IWRA @doodlebean @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh  This is my first attempt at writing a pub ad answer, please review and give the necessary feedback where I have to work on. Thank you in advance.

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@Agog  Thanks for the review... Any tips for molding the answer? 

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Good try. Basic understanding ok. How u can improve :


1. Too lengthy irrelevant bhoomika initially. Just one two lines on Weberian bureaucracy and it's need as BEST WAY at that time.

2. Clearly define Bureau pathologies with concrete examples and why this criticism later and HOW IT DENIGRATES COMPETENCE OF ORGANIZATION for ex by limiting talent pool of lateral entrance or too much formalism or redtapism or excessive centralisation or non dynamic in Development Admin ecologies etc


3. Then directly give examples like from American Admin / R Brianbanti study / Riggs Salacracy / Public Choice Theorists / RIGO / NWS/NPG etc. 


4. Finally give suitable examples from Indian experience and how it denigrated effectiveness of bureaucratic policy programmes etc You can link Single window, RTI and CC kind innovations to cure such bureaupathologies !


5. Finally a brief COUNTER PERSPECTIVE about utility of Weberian bureaucracy and need of suitable structural-behavioral reforms in it like Development Bureaucracy concept. End on optimistic positive tone.



Best wishes. Keep writing !! 


#Hum_Honge_Kamyaab_Ek_Din

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Agog, wanderersoul
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@Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh  Thank you so much for such a detailed review yo yo sir. Will incorporate all these points you suggested. Will keep writing and improving with all your guidance...Thanks a lot😊😊

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Hello friends and seniors. I am reading Public Administration syllabus for paper 1 presently. I understand that studying multiple times thoroughly will enable better comprehension of the concepts.


However, when I see questions posted in this thread and old questions etc., I feel totally lost.


Some questions appear to pit thinker against thinker. Some questions ask a concept from one thinker with the expectation to deal with the thinker as well as overall public administration. Sometimes it is difficult to find what topic a question is from!!


So, how do I get at the level of understanding what the question is asking, and how do I actually answer the questions?


Any and all comments welcome

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@Agog I think you are right. Thank you. With studying, writing answers and guidance here I hope to improve with time.

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Please review @doodlebean  @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @IWRA @Agog and all others.

I used Google and other sources :)

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Agog said

@Amarbabu Coordination angle was superb,nice and clear presentation(m struggling) and u r 2 humble 2 accpt googling but u shuld write lik public admin answer no i.e. wher s our Max Weber bro and criticism of goal displacement by R.K. Merton/Philip Selznick?Link more with how bureaupathology denigrates "competence" lik under garb of hierarchy/Peter principle even good wrks lik Armstrong pame amidst constraints gets less recognition/promotion,now give latest eg in inefficiency though e governance, innumerable no of forms 1 has 2 fill multiple times i.e Citizen centricity s seen lacking (can quote ARC),SBA abhiyaan success eclipsed by unspent funds of Construction Workers Act Cess and thus migrants issue.Can bring PCA thinkers 2 point 2 rent seeking behaviour but contrast it stating tht hids good wrks of individual bureaucrats or org lik UPSC,EC,during disaster.After all rules serve objectivity/tackle salacracy(ths i though8 later).Recognised by NWS.Suggestions give less but practical not repetitive lik sensitivity training,pris,participation/social audit etc Nyway scope 4 improvemment even in my suggestion(took time) we all r learning atb!on a lighter note why s ur dp so frightening??@doodlebean (why bean in doodle??)@IWRA u guys left??


Yes, I missed major points like thinkers Philip Selznick, Robert Merton, Alvin Gouldner, Parkinson law etc. I am still finding way to bring more examples and data figures flowchart etc. Thank you for pointing mistakes and showing the way.

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Agog said

@Amarbabu Amar prem babu u need to 1 st cmmnt on previous ques b4 graduating 2 the next since we all r learners ,do u agree or wud lik 2 add nything to the cmmnt??It takes time 2 type and many succesful stalwarts r nt cming fwd!!Btw u r selecting conceptual ques!!Ther s a discussion by Lukman IAS u can watch it and i vouch 4 the institute in terms of content,sir wrks really hard.Btw as usual nice prsentation and attempting way s good lik u xplained and all but 2 b critical feels lik u wrote just 4 the sake of writing and vomitted evrything u knew,no flow,concrete points missing,no illustrations,neither good ending Hero and Heroine has 2 meet at the end else ur stry s flop in India my dear!!If possible rethink it ,even if 4 an hr or so and plz do write again.


What the other way around to frame Chester Bernard wala question, he himself gave generalistic and Lukmaan marked it moderate category. I couldn't find linkage. How can we approach that question. 1(d)

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