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Question 1

Evolution of the Discipline and Its Present Status
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Dwight Waldo in his book, The Administrative State emphatically mentions that the roots of administrative theory lie in political theory. Critically examine Waldo՚s contention.

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Dwight Waldo

  • Political Science is concerned with State, Govt. and Public Realm, Public Administration is Govt. in action. The relation between Political Science and Public Administration is natural and closest. Dwight Waldo, in his book ‘administrative state’ argues that efficiency of Classis public administration is at odd against the democratic pr…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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“Media the Fourth estate is in chains.” Examine the statement in the context of governmental accountability. (15 Marks)

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Media

  • According to UN, in those countries which have representative democracy, Media plays an important role in bridging gaps between citizen & state.
  • Therefore, Media is considered as the 4th pillar of democracy.
Media the Fourth Estate is in Chains
  • Government reaches to people through media for e. g. - Current awareness about Corona virus is being sp…

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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The failure to discard its elitist character and west-centric orientation has led to the decline of Comparative Public Administration. Explain. 10 Marks

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Comparative Public Administration

  • Comparative Public administration had Elitist Character and West- Centric orientation. Academicians came from Developed countries Visited few areas and considered they know developing countries.
  • Fred Riggs defined development as unidirectional movement from fused to diffracted society.
  • Riggs was critical of classical …

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Question 4

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“Red light and Green light theories provide contrasting approaches to the role of administrative law.” Which of the two theories will be effective in achieving the objectives of administration law? Justify your choice. (15 Marks)

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Red Light and Green Light Theories

  • Red light theory states that aim of Administrative Law is to control the excessive power of state and to protect Liberty of People therefore there must be judicial control on administrative Law.
  • On the other hand, Green Light theory approach considers administrative Law exists for the efficient functioning of state.…

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Question 5

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It is observed that non-functioning of District Planning Committees is preventing the convergence of rural and urban planning needs. Do you agree? Justify. (20 Marks)

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District Planning Committee (DPC)

  • District Planning Committee (DPC) is the created as per article 243ZD of the Constitution of India at the district level for planning at the district and below.
  • The Committee in each district consolidates the plans prepared by the Panchayats and the Municipalities in the district and prepare a draft development plan …

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Question 6

Evolution of the Discipline and Its Present Status
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“Public Administration is constantly being reinvented because it is contextual.” Elaborate.

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Public Administration

Public administration has evolved with six overlapping paradigms and those 6 overlapping paradigm shows that since there have been change in the context there have been change in the Paradigm.

Public Administration Six Overlapping Paradigms
  • Public Administration is Contextual. Contextual means it is linked to situation, Ecology e…

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