Public Administration Most Important Questions Part 3 For 2020 Exam

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  1. “The main problem with Mary Parker Follet’s work is that her idealism is showing”. Explain

  2. “Many problems of Worker-Management co-operation were the results of the emotionally based attitudes of the workers rather than objective difficulties in the situation.” (Elton Mayo) Comment.

  3. “Article 78 in the constitution confers Executive Power on the President”. Elucidate

  4. “Cabinet Secretariat and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in India have common but dissimilar staff, functions.” Elucidate.

  5. “trace the evolution of Secretariat system in India during the British period of administration history with special reference to the structure of central administration and its field organisations.

  6. Critically examine the role of the Finance Ministry as the custodian of all public revenues.

  7. ‘It is high time that the distribution of central assistance under article 282 of Indian constitution, (which is entirely or even mainly made on the basis of Semi-Judicial Awards of the Finance Commission) needs to be reexamined in all its implications. Why?

  8. “The successful management leaders are found in Likert’s System-4 approach to organizational leadership.” Examine.

  9. “The study of decision making is proceeding in so many directions that we can lose sight of the basic administrative processes that Barnard and Simon were trying to describe and that so many men have been trying to improve.” Elucidate.

  10. “National Development council was established to co-ordinate between Union government, the planning commission and the state governments”. Comment.

  11. “State and District planning bodies in India have not been effective in achieving their goals.” Comment

  12. Compare Abraham Maslow’s theory of motivation and Herzberg’s motivation – hygiene theory. Do you think that they are universally applicable? If so, Why? If not, Why not?

  13. Bring out the importance of communication in administrative organisations. What are the drawbacks in upward communication?

  14. “Leaders do the right things, managers do them rightly”. (Bennis) Comment

  15. “Theoretically the Board administration violates the distinction between government and politics because through it politics is injected in the administration”. Comment

  16. ‘The departmental pattern of undertaking does not offer the necessary, autonomy, flexibility and entrepreneurship to Management. Examine.

  17. “The Commission form of organization would tend to be a ‘headless fourth branch’ of government”. Comment.

  18. The authority of the Governor in the discretionary field is not unrestrained. If it is misued …the President can check him/her and if necessary, he may even remove the Governor.’ Examine this statement critically in the context of the Office of the Governor

  19. “The success and prestige enjoyed by a Chief Secretary depends to a large extent, upon his equations with the varied sets of people and institutions that form the work environment.” Critically evaluate the statement and its relevance to the role of the Chief Secretary in the discharge of his functions.

  20. “Instruments of public accountability can be truly effective only if the people and their associations, backed by a responsible media, are assertively pro-active.” Comment

  21. “Open access to government records is … the hallmark of a democratic government’, but ‘governments are not hesitant about destroying records – very deliberately – in order to prevent investigations, as well as to generally weaken accountability’. Do you think that in this situation right to information can go to the extent of demanding complete declassification and ‘de-archivization’ of government records? Argue.

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