p.a. 2010 mains paper 1 & 2

Posted: November 4, 2010 in 2010_mains_papers


1.        answer any 3 in not more than 200 words: 20×3 = 60

a.        not merely governance but good governance is the key factor in achieving the UN millennium goals 2000. explain.

b.        Mc gregor’s view, the managerial cosmology meaningfully addresses the understanding of manager & his role perceptions. Explain

c.        The successful management leaders are found in likert’s system-4 approach to organizational leadership examine.

d.        The study of administration should start  from the base of management rather than the foundation of law explain

2.        a. simon’s identifying decision-making as the core field of public administration appears logically acceptable but his positivist underpinning is problematic. Critically examine the statement . 40

b. new public management  is dead; long live digital era of governance. Comment

3.   explain the impact of privatization on public administration with special reference to : 20×3 = 60

a. the issue of user fees

b. public-private partnership

c. outstanding technique

4. explain the basic principles underlying citizen’s charter with special reference to: 20×3 = 60

a.        its administrative philosophy

b.        promoting public accountability

c.        ensuring standards of public service.

Section b

5. answer any 3 in not more than 200 words:

a. the concept of development is multi-dimensional & ever-expanding explain

b. the prismatic model of riggs is equally applicable to developing as well as developed society. Comment

c. the management has become the new icon of developmetalism . Comment

d. p.a. can be portrayed as  wheel of relationship focused on the formulation & implementation of public policy. Explain


6.a. explain the peter principle in respect of promotion policy in a hierarchical organization . 20 mrks

b. discuss in this connection the case dor & against promotion based on seniority. 40 mrks


7.a. distinguish fully between the syndicate method, role playing method &  T-group training method in personnel management . 40 mrks

b. do you think that there is a sort of paradox between e-governance & good governance? Explain.


8.a. distinguish between PPBS & performance budget. 20 mrks

b. briefly discuss the principles of ensuring ethics in public service as recommended in the Nolan committee report 1994. 20 mrks

c. cost benefit analysis is a very unsatisfactory view of evaluating public policy. Comment. 20 mks.



1.        a. the rule of kings depend primarily on written orders….. “ why did kautilya favor codification of laws?

b. is it correct to state that one of the major reasons for the failure of many……public sector undertakings was due to departures from the original concept of autonomy?

c. does the emergence of an empowered group of ministers at the central level impair the doctrine of cabinet responsibility?


2.        a. it is said that the british made a significant contribution towards modernizing the Indian administrative system on rational-legal basis. Justify the assessment with reference to the period from 1830-1865. 30 mrks.

b. comment on the following: 30 mrks

i. the more developed an administrative system because the grater the likelihood that it would that it would have development effects.

ii. the thrust of development administration failed to energies the Indian bureaucracy


3.        a. with reference to India , discuss the assertion that administrative reforms are multi-dimensional & need to be substantiated by reforms in other related areas of state action. 30 mrks.

b. the prevalence of multiple channels for transfer of resources from the center to the states is stated to have compounded the problems of federal fiscal arrangements. Discuss. 30 mrks


4.        a. in an era of hung parliaments the power of the president expands, more so when the incumbent decides to be assertive. Comment on the statement with reference to the situation in India during the last two decades. 30 mrks

b. ……judges & courts have creatively reinterpreted this statutory authority & expanded their own power & enhanced their standing vis-à-vis the legislature & executive critically examine this assessment. 30 mrk

section b

5. answer the following: 3×20 = 60

a. public interest litigation (PIL) has undergone several changes since its inception in 1980s.

b. civil service neutrality is a fiction. How many thinking person can be neutral?

c. states with record of good governance, it is argued by spokesperson of some states, lost their earlier share from the finance commissioner’s award.

6. explain the context & perspective of the following statements. 30.

a. i. the planning commission is an armchair advisor

ii. the planning commission should reinvent itself a systems reforms commission in the backdrop of changed global domestic scenario.

b. the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission in its 10th report, observes that the common perception is that the incentive structure in government is too weak & inadequate to motivate better performance. Elucidate. 30 mrks

7. comment on each in 200 words: 3×20 = 60

a. non-government organizations play a catalytic role in enabling communities to define their own priorities.

b. the optimism expressed by proponents of the financial responsibility & budget management act 2003, in ensuring fiscal discipline appears to be unwanted.

c. the Jawaharlal National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) is one of the biggest reforms-linked develop programmes taken upt by the government.

8.a. it is argued that the Bhopal gas disaster & the response pattern to it reflect multiple vulnerabilities relating to system of corporate social responsibility, governance at local state & central levels, legal safeguards liabilities. Comment on this assessment. 30 mrks

b. with the creation of new regulatory agencies in the wake of liberalization, overlapping jurisdiction & conflicts became the new trend. Is there need for the creation of a super-regulator/unified regulator? 30 mrks

  1. ashish ganveer says:

    it is a superb analysis. Thank u very much.

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