Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 39 of 104)

  1. ‘Planning has superseded the Federation and our country is functioning like a unitary system in many respects’ -was stated by

    1. Ashok Chanda

    2. K. Santhanam

    3. Estimates Committee

    4. Administrative Reforms Commission

  2. Which one of the following is not the view of closed model in relation to role of organizations?

    1. Rationality has been the organisation's sole prerogative

    2. In an organization most men enjoy work and tend to be creative

    3. A rigid, hierarchical structure with heavy formalism would improve the efficiency of the organization

    4. Organizational order and maintenance of discipline comes from the top of the organization, not out of spontaneous human behaviour

  3. Who amongst the following introduce the concept of ‘zone of indifference’ in an organization?

    1. Herbert Simon

    2. Douglas McGregor

    3. Chester I. Bernard

    4. Chris Argyris

  4. An attached office differs from a subordinate office under the Government of India in that

    1. The former is a line agency while the latter is a staff agency

    2. The former is a permanent agency while the latter is temporary agency

    3. The former provides technical advice while the latter renders routine services

    4. The former is headed by the bureaucrats while the latter is headed by the technocrats

  5. Which one of the following powers of the Rajya Sabha is provided in the Constitution of India?

    1. To reject or amend a money bill

    2. To decide whether a bill is a money bill

    3. To vote for public expenditure

    4. To delay a money bill for a period not exceeding fourteen days

  6. Which one of the following statements about the Finance Commission in India is not correct?

    1. The Commission comprises a Chairman and four other members

    2. The Parliament is authorized to determine by law the qualifications of the members of the Commission

    3. All the appointments are made by the President of India.

    4. All the members have to be from

    Indian Economic Service or Indian

    Statistical Service

  7. Consider the following statements: Audit in India

    1. Is governed by an executive order

    2. looks into extravagance of expenditure

    3. concerns with financial propriety

    4. is not a constitutional obligation.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  8. The Central Administrative Tribunals were set up on the recommendations of

    1. The Ministry of Law and Justice

    2. The Administrative Reforms Commission

    3. The India Law Commission

    4. The Sarkaria Commission

  9. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits its reports to the

    1. Prime Minister

    2. Parliament

    3. President

    4. Chief Justice of India

  10. The Union Public Service Commission submits its annual report to the

    1. Parliament

    2. Department of Personnel and Training

    3. Cabinet Secretary

    4. President

  11. Immediately before 26 January, 1950, the Union Public Service Commission was known as

    1. Public Service Commission

    2. Federal public Service Commission

    3. Central Public Service Commission

    4. Imperial public Service Commission

  12. ‘Our aim is not to replace specialists by administrators or vise-versa. They should be complementary to one another’ was recommended by which one of the following Reports?

    1. ARC report on Personnel Administration

    2. Second Hoover Commission Report

    3. Gorwala Report on Public Administration

    4. Fulton Committee Report

  13. Under the provisions of the Article 217 (1) of the Constitution of India, who is entitled to be consulted by the President of India in the matter of the appointments of the judges of the High Courts?

    1. The Union Minister of Law and Justice

    2. The Chief Justice of the High Court

    3. The Attorney General of India

    4. The Governor

  14. In 1953, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced the formation of a commission to study the reorganization of states on a linguistic basis under the chairmanship of

    1. T. K. Krishnamachari

    2. Vallabhai Patel

    3. Fazal Ali

    4. G. B. Pant

  15. The salaries and allowances of the council of ministers of the state government are paid from the

    1. Reserve Bank of India

    2. Treasury of the state government

    3. Contingency Fund of the state

    4. Consolidated Fund of the state