Public Administration (IAS Main Examination) 2013: Expected Areas
By: Sunil Gupta
Public Administration (Paper I)
1. Expanding scope of Public Administration in the Twenty-first century.
2. Evolution of Public administration as a discipline in terms of locus and focus since 1900.
3. Public choice Perspectives – A relevant approach for Global Economic World order and Information Revolution.
4. New Public management- an Inconsistent concept of third world countries.
5. Initiatives taken by UN and India for inculcation Good Governance.
6. Scholastic Debate on Digital Taylorism in the Contemporary World order.
7. Relevance of Weberian Bureaucracy in context of degree of purity of Legal Rational authority.
8. Science character of Public Administration- Challenges by Behaviouralist Scholars.
9. Elton Mayo- Theoretical contribution in Industrial Revolution.
10. Chester Barnard as a Spiritual Father of Social System School.
11. M.P.Follett as the Bridge Scholar between classicalists and Behaviouralists.
12. Simon’s Bounded Rationality Model- Challenges and Relevance in decision making process.
13. Emerging Issues involved in Organisational Leadership( Transformational Leadership, Self-Leadership, Mentoring, On-line leadership and Ethical Leadership).
14. Relevance of Transactional Model of Organisational Communication.
15. Contemporary theories of Motivation- Relevance in Public Administration.
16. Public -Private Partnership- Recent Controversy and Suggested Reforms.
17. Redefining relation between Headquarter- field relation in the changing context.
18. Judicial Activism as Prominent Tool for judicial Control.
19. Judicial reforms in context of Speedy Justice, Criminal Justice System, Procedural Simplification and accountability Pattern.
20. Right to Information- Significance in promoting transparency in Public Administration.
21. Civil Society Activism- A Burning debate in India.
22. Citizen Charters- Principles governing Citizen Charters and its applicability.
23. Relevance of Social Audit with support of case histories.
24. Extending Scope of the Administrative Law in Public Governance.
25. Present Context of the Comparative Public Administration in terms of significance.
26. Riggsion Contribution to Prismatic Societies and its scholastic Criticisms.
27. Self Help Group Movement- A successful initiative in India.
28. Unique roles of the Bureaucracy in developing countries for national development.
29. Challenges before Personnel Training and national Training Policy ,2012 in India.
30. Performance Appraisal – Problems and Suggested reforms (including 360 degree performance appraisal methodology).
31. Administrative Ethics- Essentials and Nolan Committee’s Recommendations.
32. Policy Implementation- Challenges and Strategy for Reforms.
33. National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in India- Vision, Strategy and Implementation.
34. Second Generation Management Information System- Applicability in India.
35. Zero Base Budgeting System( ZBBS)- Critical Evaluation in Financial Management.