PAPER - I
Test 1: 15 July, 2017
Unit-I : Introduction
- Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration.
- Wilson's vision of Public Administration.
- Evolution of the discipline and its present status.
- New Public Administration.
- Public Choice approach.
- Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation , Globalisation.
- Good Governance: concept and application.
- New Public Management.
Unit-II : Administrative Thought
- Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement.
- Classical Theory.
- Weber's bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments.
- Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett).
- Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others).
- Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard).
- Simon's decision-making theory.
- Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor).
- New Public Management.
Test 2: 22 July, 2017
Unit-III : Administrative Behaviour
- Process and techniques of decision-making.
- Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary.
- Theories of Leadership.
- Traditional and Modern.
Unit-IV : Organisations
- Theories – systems, contingency.
- Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments.
- Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions.
- Ad hoc and advisory bodies.
- Headquarters and Field relationships.
- Regulatory Authorities.
- Public - Private Partnerships
Test 3: 29 July, 2017
Unit-V : Accountability and Control
- Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration.
- Citizen and Administration.
- Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations .
- Civil society.
- Citizen's Charters.
- Right to Information.
- Social audit.
Unit-VI : Administrative Law
- Meaning, scope and significance.
- Dicey on Administrative law.
- Delegated legislation.
- Administrative Tribunals.
Unit-VII : Comparative Public Administration
- Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems.
- Administration and politics in different countries.
- Current status of Comparative Public Administration.
- Ecology and administration.
- Riggsian models and their critique.
Test 4: 5 August, 2017
Unit-VIII : Development Dynamics
- Concept of development.
- Changing profile of development administration.
- 'Antidevelopment thesis'.
- Bureaucracy and development.
- Strong state versus the market debate.
- Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries.
- Women and development - the self-help group movement.
Unit-IX : Public Policy
- Models of policy-making and their critique.
- Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations.
- State theories and public policy formulation.
Unit-X : Techniques of Administrative Improvement
- Organisation and methods, Work study and work management.
- e-governance and information technology.
- Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.
Unit-XI : Personnel Administration
- Importance of human resource development.
- Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions.
- Employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism.
- Code of conduct.
- Administrative ethics.
Unit-XII : Financial Administration
- Monetary and fiscal policies.
- Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms.
- Budgetary process.
- Financial accountability.
- Accounts and audit.
Unit-XIII : Financial Management (Paper II)
- Budget as a political instrument.
- Parliamentary control of public expenditure.
- Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area.
- Accounting techniques.
- Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
PAPER - II
Test 5: 12 August, 2017
Unit-I : Evolution of Indian Administration
- Kautilya's Arthashastra.
- Mughal administration.
- Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.
Unit-II : Philosophical & Constitutional Framework
- Salient features and value premises.
- Political culture.
- Bureaucracy and democracy.
- Bureaucracy and development.
Unit-III : Public Sector Undertakings
- Public sector in modern India.
- Forms of Public Sector Undertakings.
- Problems of autonomy, accountability and control.
- Impact of liberalization and privatization.
Unit-IV : Plans & Priorities
- Machinery of planning.
- Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council.
- 'Indicative' planning.
- Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels.
- Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.
Test 6: 19 August, 2017
Unit-V : Union Government & Administration
- Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes.
- Recent trends.
- Intragovernmental relations.
- Cabinet Secretariat.
- Prime Minister's Office.
- Central Secretariat.
- Ministries and Departments.
- Attached offices.
- Field organizations.
Unit-VI : State Government & Administration
- Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations.
- Role of the Finance Commission; Governor.
- Chief Minister.
- Council of Ministers.
- Chief Secretary.
- State Secretariat.
Unit-VII : District Administration Since Independence
- Changing role of the Collector.
- Unionstate-local relations.
- Imperatives of development management and law and order administration.
- District administration and democratic decentralization.
Unit-VIII : Rural Development
- Institutions and agencies since independence.
- Rural development programmes: foci and strategies.
- Decentralization and Panchayati Raj.
- 73rd Constitutional amendment.
Test 7: 26 August, 2017
Unit-IX : Urban Local Development
- Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas.
- 74th Constitutional Amendment.
- Globallocal debate.
- New localism.
- Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
Unit-X : Civil Services
- Constitutional position.
- Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building.
- Good governance initiatives.
- Code of conduct and discipline.
- Staff associations.
- Political rights.
- Grievance redressal mechanism.
- Civil service neutrality.
- Civil service activism.
Unit-XI : Administrative Reforms Since Independence
- Major concerns.
- Important Committees and Commissions.
- Reforms in financial management and human resource development.
- Problems of implementation.
Unit-XII : Law & Order Administration
- British legacy.
- National Police Commission
- Investigative agencies
- Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism
- Criminalisation of politics and administration
- Police-public relations
- Reforms in Police
Unit-XIII : Significant issues in Indian Administration
- Values in public service.
- Regulatory Commissions.
- National Human Rights Commission.
- Problems of administration in coalition regimes.
- Citizen-administration interface.
- Corruption and administration.
- Disaster management.
Test 8: 2 September, 2017
Mock 1 (Paper - I)
- Answer Hints.
- Relevant Material only.
- Answer Writing Session.
- Prior to the commence of the Test.
Test 9: 2 September, 2017
Mock 1 (Paper - II)