PSC Chhattisgarh Mains - Public Administration Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 2, 2013
Syllabus of Public Administration of PSC Mains Chhattisgarh is given in this section.


Administrative Theory

I. Introduction :
Meaning, nature and scope of Public Administration ; Private and Public Administration; New Public Administration; Public Choice Approach; New Public Management; Concept of Good Governance; Public Administration as a discipline

II. Theories and Approaches to Administration :
Nature and Typology; Scientific Management; Classical Theory; Bureaucratic Theory; Human Relations Theory; Behavioural Approach; Systems Approach
III. Structure and Principles of Organisation:
Bases of Organisation; Types of Organisation; Formal and Informal Organisation; Forms of Organisation : Department, Company, Board, Commission, Corporation and Independent Regulatory Commission; Adhoc and advisory bodies; Hierarchy; Span of Control; Unity of Command; Line, Staff and Auxiliary Agencies; Authority, Power and Influence; Delegation; Supervision; Centralization and Decentralization

IV. Administrative Behaviour :
Decision - Making; Leadership; Communication; Motivation

V. Accountability and Control :
Concept of Accountability and Control; Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Citizen's control over Administration; Role of Civil Society in Administration; Ethics and Transparency in Administration

VI. Comparative and Development Administration :
Meaning, Nature, scope and models of Comparative Public Administration (Bureaucratic and Ecological models); Meaning, origin and purpose of Development Administration; Riggsian models; Changing profile of Development Administration

VII. Personnel Administration :
It's objectives; Significance of Human Resource Development; Position-Classification; Recruitment; Training; Promotion; Pay structure and service conditions; Performance Appraisal; Employer-employee relations; Grievance redressal mechanism; Employees Integrity

VIII. Financial Administration :
The Concept and Significance of Financial Administration; Budget: its types and role; Budgetary Process; Accounts and Audit

IX. Administrative Law and Administrative Tribunals :

Meaning and significance; Rule of Law and Administrative Law; Delegated Legislation: Types, advantages and limitations; Administrative Adjudication; Administrative Tribunals

X. Administrative Reforms :
Meaning, Process and Obstacles; Techniques of Administrative Improvements: M.B.O., O & M., Work Study and Work Measurement; Role of Information Technology in Administration

XI. Public Policy :
Meaning and its relevance; Models; Process of Policy formulation and Problems in its implementation; Evaluation of Public Policy; Sectoral policies; (Education Policy and Industrial Policy); Civil Society Organisations (C.S.Os), Pressure Groups and Public Policy

XII. Relevant Issues- Right to information, Disaster management


Indian Administration

1. Introduction :
Evolution of Indian Administration : Gupta period (Kautilya); Mughal period ; British period ; British legacy to Indian administration

2. Constitutional Setting :
Framework of the Constitution, Parliamentary democracy ; Federalism; Secularism

3.  Public Services :
All India Services ; Central Services ; State and Local Services; Union and State Public Service Commissions ; Training and Development

4. Machinery for Planning :
Planning Commission, National Development Council ; Planning Process at the Central, State and Local Level

5. Control over Public Expenditure :

Parliamentary control ; Role of Finance Ministry ; Ministerial Control ; Comptroller and Auditor General of India

6. Public Sector :
Forms ; Management Boards ; Autonomy and Accountability ; Problems ; Role in the context of Liberalization

7. Administrative Reforms :
Reforms since Independence ; Administrative Reform Commissions and implementation of their reports ; Problems and limitation of Administrative Reforms

8. Administration of Law and Order :

Central and State agencies and maintenance of Law and Order; Problems : Limitations ; Reforms

9. Welfare Administration :
Machinery at the Central and State Level ; Special Organization for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ; Major programmes for the welfare of Women and Children ; Role of civil society Organizations (C.S.Os.)

10. Central Administration :
President ; Prime Minister ; Council of Ministers ; Cabinet Committees ; Cabinet Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary ; Central Secratariat ; (Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Finance and Defence); P.M.O. ; Attached and Subordinate Offices ; Finance Commission ; Election Commission ; Advisory bodies ; Boards and Commissions ; Field organizations

11. Administration of Chhattisgarh State :

Governor ; Chief Minister ; Council of Ministers ; Secretariat; Chief Secretary ; Directorates ; District Collector ; District Rural Development Agency (D.R.D.A.) ; Administration at Sub Division and Block level

12. Local Administration in Chhattisgarh State:
Urban Local Government : Forms, Structure and Problems after 74 th Amendment Act ; Rural Local government : Forms, Structure and Problems after 73 rd Amendment Act ; Major urban and rural development programmes in Chhattisgarh State

13. Major Issues in Indian Administration :

Centre State relations ; Relationship between Permanent and Political Executive ; Ethics and Transparency in Public Services ; Globalization and Indian Administration ; Impact of Information Technology on Indian Administration ; Lokpal and Lokayukta ; Human Rights.
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