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.
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).
Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques
of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories –
content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional
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.
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;
Administrative Law: 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; Current status of Comparative Public
Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their
Development Dynamics: Concept of development; Changing
profile of development administration; ‘Anti-development 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.
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.
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.
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.
Financial Administration: Monetary and fiscal policies;
Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms; Budgetary
process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.
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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; Constitutionalism; 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; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary;
State Secretariat; Directorates.
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.
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
Financial Management: Budget as a political instrument;
Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry
in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques; Audit; 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.
Rural Development: 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; Criminalisation 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.