Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 70 of 104)

    • Assertion (A): Specialists also are found in Civil Service.
    • Reason (R): Specialists are always critical of generalist's dominance in administration.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): The superiority of generalists is due to their high caliber in comprehending socio-economic problems and the varied experiences gained during their training at the district level.
    • Reason (R): Since recruitment to the IAS is open to candidates belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, it is wrong to say that only the generalist is capable of comprehending socioeconomic problems.

    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is Not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but is false

    4. A is false but R is true.

    • Assertion (A): In India, the relationship between the political executive and permanent executive has not been cordial and harmonious.
    • Reason (R): The Cabinet Secretary has not been able to devote his attention to guide the civil servants in their relations with ministers.

    In the context of the above two statement, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true.

  1. Rules for more convenient transaction of business in the Secretariat of the State Government are made by

    1. The Chief Secretary

    2. A Committee of Secretaries

    3. The Department of Home of the concerned state Government

    4. The Governor and the Council of

    Ministers

  2. The de-jure head of a State administration is the

    1. Chief Minister of the State

    2. Law Minister of the State

    3. Home Minister of the State

    4. Governor of the State

  3. The plan proposals of the State Government are put forth before the Planning Commission by

    1. The Chief Secretary

    2. The Chief Minister

    3. The Governor

    4. The Chairman oft he State Planning

    Board

  4. Some State Governments have besides Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State Parliamentary Secretaries also. These Parliamentary Secretaries who are also member of the state legislature are appointed by

    1. The Chief Minister

    2. The Governor

    3. The Chief Whip of the ruling party

    4. The speaker

  5. The central administrative pool was established by the selection of officers from

    1. The central service

    2. The Indian administrative service

    3. The state services

    4. The IAS, central services and state services

    • Assertion (A): A state secretariat issues directions to the field agencies.
    • Reason (R): It is responsible for the implementation of policies.

    In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. A is correct

    2. R is correct

    3. Both are correct

    4. none is correct

  6. The formal channel of official communication between a secretary to the government of India and the state administration is

    1. Secretary to the chief Minister

    2. Governor of the state

    3. Chief Secretary

    4. Secretary to the department concerned

  7. The police force of a district maintain law and order under the general suspension of

    1. Home Minister of the state

    2. Law minister of the state

    3. Collector and magistrate of the district

    4. S. P. Of the district

  8. The book Grass without Roots deals inter alia with

    1. Problems of administration of rural development programmes

    2. Urban local self governing institutions

    3. The role of the Governors

    4. The question of the abolition of village

    Panchyats

  9. The district collector is no longer the channel of communication between the government and the people which of the following are reason for it?

    1. End of the colonial rule

    2. Rise of more effective democratic institutions in the districts

    3. Increasing political consciousness of the people.

    4. Lack of high caliber officers

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  10. The central council of local self government was set up under

    1. The provisions of the constitution of India

    2. The order of the president of India

    3. An enactment of Parliament

    4. The order of the Ministry of

    Agriculture and rural development

  11. The need or constitutional sanction to village panchayats was first felt by the

    1. Balwantray Metha Committee

    2. Asok Metha committee

    3. G. V. K. Rao Committee

    4. L. M. Singhvi committee