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UPSC, Civil Services Main Exam,2013 (Public Administration - 2st paper)
Dec 09, 2013

Question 1 (compulsory)

  1. The charter act of 1853 marked the beginning of parliamentary system in India. Explain

  2. Civil service neutrality is founded on the application of the principles of rule of law. Comment

  3. The second generation reforms in Panchayati Raj institution have changed Panchayats from an agency of Development at local level into a political institution. comment

  4. Finance commission in India performs the job of statistics aggregation. comment

  5. Planning enables comprehensive and scientific understanding of problems. Examine the statement in context of planning methodology.

Question 2

  1. Bureaucratic agencies, characterized by established procedures, specialization, leadership, clean objectives, are not ideal to handle disaster Management. examine with reference to the need for Administrative flexibility in managing disasters. (20 marks)

  2. The liberal -democratic ideology of the west influenced in shaping of value premises of the Indian Constitution. Discuss.  (20 marks)

  3. Autonomy to public sector undertakings is a myth. Analyze in the context of the use of government Expenditure by politicians to control governments at different levels. (10 marks)

Question 3

  1. Laws are enacted without involving police in the conception stage, with the result implementation of these laws leaves much to be desired. Examine the role of police in protection of children. (10 marks)

  2. Central Secretariat is the nodal agency for administering the union subjects and establishing coordination among the various activities of government discuss. (20 marks)

  3. Is there is need to dispense with the office of the governor? Examine in the context of coalition governments. (10 marks)

Question 4

  1. "There is a tendency of centralism in Indian federalism, but it is not because of its institutional framework but because of its socialist goals and centrally devised plan development".  explain the statement in the context of union-state relationships (20 marks)

  2. Use of information and communication technology in Panchayat’s function enhances efficiency, transparency and accountability and also induces mass ICT culture. Examine (20 marks)

  3. Judicial review of administrative tribunal’s decision defeats the very objective of establishing tribunals. Comment with reference to central Administrative tribunal. (10 marks)

Question 5 (compulsory)

  1. Public Administration today tends to be less of public in quantitative terms, but more responsive to public needs than before in qualitative terms. Examine with reference to citizen centric administration

  2. Performance budgeting failed because it was applied to sectors/ programs where quantitative evaluation was not feasible. Examine the principles underlying performance budgeting techniques.

  3. The design of the Indian police was to subjugate the India n people in the aftermath of 1857. Analyze in the context of Indian police Act of 1861.

  4. Reducing the size (geographical area) of the district will provide relief to the overburdnened and overworked collector. comment

  5. The concept of social audit is more comprehensive than that of traditional audit. comment

Question 6

  1. Gandhian model of decentralization is similar to the process of reinventing governance. Analyze in the context of good governance. (20 marks)

  2. Accounting is the essence of producing promptly and clearly the facts relating to financial conditions and operations that are required as a basis of management. Substantiate the statement in the context of accounting methods and techniques in government (20 marks)

  3. Explain the important recommendations of VT Krishanamachary Committee (1952) on the Indian and State Administrative services and problems of district administration. (10 marks)

Question 7

  1. The 73rd amendment, it is felt, may accentuate fiscal indiscipline by establishing between states and local governments a system of transfers, similar to the one in place between central and state government (world d bank) Comment (20 marks)

  2. Municipal administration in India  faces both structural and operational challenges. examine in context of the post 74th amendment act (20 marks)

  3. Self-help groups (SHG) have contributed to a change in the role of rural women in development from symbolic participation of empowerment (10 marks)

Question 8

  1. There is both criminalization of politics and politicization of criminals in India . Examine and identify the challenges they cause for law and order administration. (20 marks)

  2. The basic ethical problem of an administrator is to determine how he/she can use discretionary power in a way that is consistent with democratic values. comment with reference to corruption in administration (20 marks)

  3. Justify the Constitutional provisions to treat certain expenditure as charged upon Consolidate fund of India  (10 marks)


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