HCS HPSCMains Optional Paper 2014: Public Administration
Baljit Dhaka
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HCS HPSCMains Optional Paper 2014: Public Administration

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HCS HPSCMains Optional Paper 2014

HCS Mains Public Administration Optional Paper 2014

Time : 3 Hours                                                                                                               M.M.: 150
Note i) Attempt five questions. All questions carry equal marks. Question number 1 is compulsory. Answer any two questions from part I and two questions from part II. The Parts of the same questions must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions. 
ii) In case of any discrepancy in the English and Hindi versions, English version will be taken as final.

Q1. Write notes on any four of the following         (4x7.5=30)

(a) Examine the significance of Scientific Management Principles in modern administration.
(b) Evaluate Herbert Simon's ideas on administrative behaviour. 
(c) 'Public policy is the authoritative allocation of values'. Discuss
(d) What is the rationale behind the dictum 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance'?
(e) Have the constitutional provisions conferring special protection on SC. ST's, women, children and older persons ensured social justice in India? 
(f) 'The right to Information Act has empowered citizen and has increased transparency and accountability in the working of the government'. Comment.

                                                             Part - I

Q2. Examine F. W. Riggs conceptualization of interactions between administrative systems and environment and how his approach and models help in describing and diagnosing administrative situations.     (30)                                                                                          

Q3. 'The major problem of administrative reforms in india face is the abysmal record of lack of implementation of series of report of various commissions'. Discuss   (30)

Q4. What are the important principles and processes involved in the formulation of budget and analyse the economic and social implications of the budget?    (30)                                                        

                                                             Part - II

Q5. Identify the major issues and challenges of governance at the municipal/local level in the light of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments and give your suggestions on the same. (30)                                                                                                                          

Q6. Elucidate how National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog could represent the interests of the State Government and union territories of India and explain how it is marked improvement over the previous planning commission.   (30)

Q7. Examine the citizen-government interface in lieu of sweeping changes in Information and Communication Technologies referring to some recent initiatives in this direction.   (30)