UPSC Optional public Administration Paper-1,2020 Question paper
(a) "The strength of Public Administration is in its exploration of the complexities and nuances of public policy making and implementation." Discuss.
(b) Principles of analysis and principles of action were not differentiated in Taylor's scientific management. Comment
(c) "Arbitrariness in the application of rule of law is a primary cause of poor governance." Discuss.
(d) Departments, Boards and Commissions as forms of organization are dissimilar in the context of accountability and responsibility." Analyse.
(e)Administrative man bridges the psychological man and the rational man. Explain.
(b) "Organizations of the future will be organic-adaptive structures but temporary systems." Discuss how Warren Bennis characterizes the new form of organization.
(c) "Productivity is not the result of working conditions but the result of emotional response of workers to work performed." Are Elton Mayo's findings relevant in contemporary organizations?
(b) New Public Service emphasizes democracy and citizenship as the basis for public administra tion theory and practice. Elucidate.
(c) "Accountability under New Public Management has undergone a radical change, although the focus has continued to remain on management." Comment
(b) The content and process theories of motivation have the same focus but are different in approaches." Do you agree? Give reasons.
(c) Thrust on the citizen centricity and Right based approaches, aim to empower the citizens. In the light of the above, has the administrative accountability improved? Justify your argument
(a) "Comparative Public Administration started with no paradigm of its own and developed nane" Comment
(b) "Markets, hierarchies and networks represent modem governing structures in government." Explain.
(c) Has policy analysis become a major source of legitimation of status quo in political and social order? Discuss.
(d) "Fiscal policy should address the issues of inequity, intricacy and obscurantism." Explain.
(e) "Prevention of misconduct requires institutionalization of ethical values at the political and administrative levels." Justify.
(b) Affirmative action in socio-economic development has not altogether eliminated discrimination. Discuss it in the context of women empowerment.
(c) Have political realities thwarted the move towards evidence based policy making? Critically examine.
(b) "Collaboration and its cognates for public service delivery need to be viewed from the governance lenses." Comment. |
(c) Administrative reform is "an artificial inducement of administrative transformation against resistance." (Gerald Caiden). Identify the nature of resistance and inducements required to overcome it.
(b) "Performance Management Framework enables a clear line of sight between planning, measuring and monitoring performance." Critically analyse.
(c) "Objectives of performance budgeting include improving expenditure prioritization, effectiveness and efficiency." Has performance budgeting worked effectively in governmental system? Argue.
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