Public Administration Syllabus for Chattisgarh Group-I Services

The Public Administration Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of Public Administration syllabus into various sections.

Public Administration


Administrative Theory

  1. Introduction: Meaning, nature and scope of Public Administration; Private and Public Administration; New Public Administration; Public Choice Approach; New Public Management; Concept of Good Governance; Public Administration as a discipline

  2. Theories and Approaches to Administration: Nature and Typology; Scientific Management; Classical Theory; Bureaucratic Theory; Human Relations Theory; Behavioural Approach; Systems Approach

  3. Structure and Principles of Organisation: Bases of Organisation; Types of Organisation; Formal and Informal Organisation; Forms of Organisation: Department, Company, Board, Commission, Corporation and Independent Regulatory Commission; Adhoc and advisory bodies; Heirarchy; Span of Control; Unity of Command; Line, Staff and Auxiliary Agencies; Authority, Power and Influence; Delegation; Supervision; Centralisation and Decentralisation

  4. Administrative Behaviour: Decision-Making; Leadership; Communication; Motivation

  5. Accountablity and Control: Concept of Accountablity and Control; Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Citizen's control over Administration; Role of Civil Society in Administration; Ethics and Transparency in Administration

  6. Comparative and Development Administration: Meaning, Nature, scope and models of Comparative Public Administration (Bureaucratic and Ecological models); Meaning, origin and purpose of Development Administration; Riggsian models; Changing profile of Development Administration

  7. Personnel Administration: It's objectives; Significance of Human Resource Development; Position-Classification; Recruitment; Training; Promotion; Pay structure and service conditions; Performance Appraisal; Employer-employee relations; Grievance redressal mechanism; Employees Integrity

  8. Financial Administration: The Concept and Significance of Financial Administration; Budget: Its types and role; Budgetary Process; Accounts and Audit

  9. Administrative Law and Administrative Tribunals: Meaning and significance; Rule of Law and Administrative Law; Delegated Legislation: Types, advantages and limitations; Administrative Adjudication; Administrative Tribunals

  10. Administrative Reforms: Meaning, Process and Obstacles; Techniques of Administrative Improvements: M. B. O. O & M. Work Study and Work Measurement; Role of Information Technology in Administration

  11. Public Policy: Meaning and its relevance; Models; Process of Policy formulation and Problems in its implementation; Evaluation of Public Policy; Sectoral policies (Education Policy and Industrial Policy); Civil Society Organisations (C. S. Os), Pressure Groups and Public Policy

  12. Relevant Issues-Right to information, Disasture management


Indian Administration

  1. Introduction: Evolution of Indian Administration: Gupta period (Kautilya); Mughal period; British period; British legacy to Indian administration

  2. Constitutional Setting: Framework of the Constitution, Parliamentary democracy; Federalism; Secularism

  3. Public Services: All India Services; Central Services; State and Local Services; Union and State Public Service Commissions; Training and Development

  4. Machinery for Planning: Planning Commission, National Development Council; Planning Process at the Central, State and Local Level

  5. Control over Public Expenditure: Parliamentary control; Role of Finance Ministry; Ministerial Control; Comptroller and Auditor General of India

  6. Public Sector: Forms; Management Boards; Autonomy and Accountability; Problems; Role in the context of Liberalization

  7. Administrative Reforms: Reforms since Independence; Administrative Reform Commissions and implementation of their reports; Problems and limitation of Administrative Reforms

  8. Administration of Law and Order: Central and State agencies and maintenance of Law and Order; Problems: Limitations; Reforms

  9. Welfare Administration: Machinery at the Central and State Level; Special Organization for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; Major programmes for the welfare of Women and Children; Role of civil society Organizations (C. S. Os.)

  10. Central Administration: President; Prime Minister; Council of Ministers; Cabinet Committees; Cabinet Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary; Central Secratariat (Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Finance and Defence); P. M. O. Attached and Subordinate Offices; Finance Commission; Election Commission; Advisory bodies; Boards and Commissions; Field organizations

  11. Administration of Chhattisgarh State: Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Secretariat; Chief Secretary; Directorates; District Collector; District Rural Development Agency (D. R. D A); Administration at Sub Division and Block level

  12. Local Administration in Chhattisgarh State: Urban Local Government: Forms, Structure and Problems after 74 th Amendment Act; Rural Local government: Forms, Structure and Problems after 73 rd Amendment Act; Major urban and rural development programmes in Chhattisgarh State

  13. Major Issues in Indian Administration: Centre State relations; Relationship between Permanent and Political Executive; Ethics and Transparency in Public Services; Globalization and Indian Administration; Impact of Information Technology on Indian Administration; Lokpal and Lokayukta; Human Rights