Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 29 of 104)

  1. In which one of the following States, is unified personnel system operating in municipal corporations?

    1. Andhra Pradesh

    2. West Bengal

    3. Gujarat

    4. Kerala

  2. As per Article 243 − H of 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act the Legislature of a State, may by law, provide for making grants-in-aid to the Panchayats from

    1. Contingency Fund of the. President

    2. Contingency Fund of the Governor

    3. Consolidated Fund of the State

    4. Consolidated Fund of India

  3. Consider the following statements: 73rd Amendment of the Constitution has provided constitutional sanction for

    1. Building a three-tier structure of Panchayati Raj

    2. Reservation of seats for women

    3. Withdrawal of the right of governments to hold elections to Panchayats

    4. Taking away the right of State

    Governments to give grants to

    Panchayats

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  4. Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution relating to the Panchayats contains

    1. 18 items

    2. 28 items

    3. 19 items

    4. 29 items

  5. Which one of the following is not correct for the Local Government?

    1. A constitutional obligation for the Village Panchayats to function as units of self-government

    2. The Constitution places the subject of local self-government as a responsibility of the States

    3. A constitutional obligation for the Slates to constitute Finance Commission to ensure financial viability of Municipalities

    4. A constitutional obligation for the

    Municipalities to carry out schemes related to public distribution system

  6. In which pair of Schedules of the Constitution, the functions of Panchayats and Municipalities are incorporated?

    1. 8th and 9th

    2. 9th and 10th

    3. 10th and 11th

    4. 11th and l2fth

  7. A new Panchayat constituted upon the dissolution of a Panchayat before the expiration of its term shall continue

    1. For next five years from the date of its first meeting and no longer

    2. For the remainder of the period for which the dissolved panchayat would have continued had it not been so dissolved

    3. Till it enjoys the pleasure of the Governor

    4. Till State Legislative Assembly allows it to continue

  8. Consider the following with regard to important features of the 73rd Constitutional Amendment

    1. Direct elections of members at all levels

    2. Mandatory provision for holding elections

    3. Direct election of Chairperson at the village level

    4. Indirect election of the Chairperson at the intermediate and at the district level

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  9. Ashok Mehta Committee report, 1978 recommended Constitution of

    1. Two tiers of Panchayati Raj institutions at the village and block levels

    2. Two tiers of Panchayati Raj institutions at Mandal (group of villages) and district levels

    3. Three tiers of Panchayati Raj institutions at the village, block and district levels

    4. Three tiers of Panchayati Raj institutions at the village, district and regional levels

  10. Which one of the following is not a feature of the Japanese Civil Service?

    1. No horizontal entry into top and middle ranks

    2. There are post-retirement assignments

    3. Participatory decision-making does not fit into working of the private sector

    4. Social sanctions ensure responsibility and accountability of civil servants

    • Assertion (A): Provision of public services irrespective of citizens satisfaction is the aim of traditional model of Public Administration.
    • Reason (R): The Public Choice theorists believe that bureaucracy has oversupplied public services.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The traditional approach to the principle of unity of command assumes that each individual receives orders from one and only one superior.
    • Reason (R): It is not practicable. In case of conflict of commands, the subordinates tend to obey the command of different superiors.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The number of social relationships is more crucial to analyzing span of control than merely the number of subordinates.
    • Reason (R): The number of relationships in a span of control increases at a tremendous rate.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Delegation is a process whereby the superior assigns certain tasks and responsibilities within his control to his subordinates.
    • Reason (R): Thus, delegation creates authority-responsibility relationship between a superior and his subordinates.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): March and Simon's ‘Organizations’ was as important to the behavioral movement in Public Administration as Gulick's Papers on the Science of Administration.
    • Reason (R): ‘Organizations’ was easy to read and its lessons could be easily understood by the new students of administration.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true