PAPER - I
- 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, Privatization, Globalization;
- Good Governance: concept and application;
- New Public Management.
- 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).
- Process and techniques of decision-making;
- Motivation Theories - content, process and contemporary;
- Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.
- 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.
Accountability and control:
- Concepts of 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.
- Meaning, scope and significance;
- Dicey on Administrative law;
- Delegated legislation;
- Administrative Tribunals.
Comparative Public Administration:
- Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems;
- Administration and politics in different countries;
- status of Comparative Public Administration;
- Ecology and administration;
- Riggsian models and their critique.
- Concept of development;
- Changing profile of development administration; '
- Antidevelopment thesis';
- Bureaucracy and development;
- Strong state versus the market debate;
- Impact of liberalization on administration in developing countries;
- Women and development - the self-help group movement.
- 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.
- Models of policy-making and their critique;
- Processes of conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations;
- State theories and public policy formulation.
Techniques of Administrative Improvement:
- Organization and methods,
- Work study and work management;
- e-governance and information technology;
- Management aid tools like network analysis,
- MIS, PERT, CPM.
- Monetary and fiscal policies;
- Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms;
- Budgetary process;
- Financial accountability;
- Accounts and audit.
PAPER - II
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.
Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government:
- Salient features and value premises;
- Political culture;
- Bureaucracy and democracy;
- Bureaucracy and development.
Public Sector Undertakings:
- Public sector in modern India;
- Forms of Public Sector Undertakings;
- Problems of autonomy, accountability, and control;
- Impact of liberalization and privatization.
Union Government and Administration:
- Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends;
- Intragovernmental relations;
- Cabinet Secretariat;
- Prime Minister's Office;
- Central Secretariat;
- Ministries and Departments;
- Boards; Commissions;
- Attached offices;
- Field organizations.
Plans and 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.
State Government and Administration:
- Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations;
- Role of the Finance Commission;
- Chief Minister;
- Council of Ministers;
- Chief Secretary;
- State Secretariat;
District Administration since Independence:
- Changing role of the Collector;
- Union state- local relations;
- Imperatives of development management and law and order administration;
- District administration and democratic decentralization.
- Constitutional position;
- 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.
- 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.
Administrative Reforms since Independence:
- Major concerns;
- Important Committees and Commissions;
- Reforms in financial management and human resource development;
- Problems of implementation.
- Institutions and agencies since independence;
- Rural development programmes:
- foci and strategies;
- Decentralization and Panchayati Raj;
- 73rd Constitutional amendment.
Urban Local Government:
- Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas;
- 74th Constitutional Amendment;
- Global local debate;
- New localism;
- Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
Law and 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;
- Criminalization of politics and administration;
- Police-public relations;
- Reforms in Police.
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.