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Question 7

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Edward Gibbon, the author of Decline and fall of the Roman Empire remarked: “Corruption, the most infallible symptom of Constitutional liberty.” Critically examine this statement.

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Corruption

  • Corruption can be defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption has become systemic & systematic in nature. Kautilya said Corruption cannot be stopped. It can only be reduced.
  • Kautilya believed that honesty is not a virtue that would remain consistent lifelong and the temptation to make easy gains through corrupt mea…

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Question 8

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“Various components of Human Resource Management are inter-related.” Discuss (20 Marks)

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Components of Human Resource Management

  • Components of Human resource Management include Recruitment, Training, Performance Evaluation, Promotion, Posting, Service Conditions, and Grievance Redressal etc.
  • All components are Inter related to one another in one way or the other.
Classification, Recruitment

Various Components

Classification

  • It is first stage…

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Question 9

Weber's Bureaucratic Model -Its Critique and Post-Weberian Developments
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“The concepts of rationality and efficiency are intertwined in the bureaucratic analysis of Max Weber.” Comment.

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Concepts of Rationality and Efficiency and Bureaucratic Analysis of Max Weber

  • In early 20th century Germany was facing severe political crisis. At that time there was problem of political stability and continuity. Therefore To bring bout stability and Continuity, Permanent Executive was required to implement rules and regulations.
  • Max Weber Provided …

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Question 10

Women and Development -the Self-Help Group Movement
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In a society marked by social inequity and gender inequality women self-help groups are bound to play a marginal role. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. (20 Marks)

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Self Help Groups

  • A self-help group (SHG) is a village-based financial intermediary committee normally consist of 10 – 20 local women or men. SHGs function on the basis of co-operative principles and provide a forum for members to extent support to each other.
  • They agree to save regularly and convert their savings into a common fund known as Group Cor…

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Question 11

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“Lateral entry is an antidote to the complacency in civil service.” Discuss.

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Lateral Entry

  • Lateral entry as a policy initiative is taken by Government of India recently which is considered as a reform to bring transformation in Personnel administration. Lateral entry is introduced to overcome the problems of expertise in civil service.
  • Generalists are generally IAS because other service gets functional expertise over period o…

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Question 12

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“Delegated legislation has become a strategic tool in the hands of the executive despite its utility.” Comment. (10 Marks)

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Delegated Legislation

Delegated Legislation (also referred to as secondary legislation or subordinate legislation) is law made by an executive authority under powers given to them by primary legislation in order to implement and administer the requirements of that primary legislation.

Factors Responsible for the Growth of Delegated Legislation

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Question 13

Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard)
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“Executive position imply a complex morality and require a high capacity of responsibility” – (Chester Bernard) . Comment (15 Marks)

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Executive Position and a High Capacity of Responsibility

  • Executive Position has many set of morality which includes Ethical, Social, Economical, Legal etc. which are mostly intertwined with each other. While making a decision it becomes important that Moral responsibility be assumed by Executive even for the action of subordinates.
  • An executive posit…

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