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Question 113

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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“Administrative values have no value unless they are valued by all stakeholders of the governance system.” Comment.

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Administrative Values and Stakeholders of the Governance System

  • Ethics, in public administration, is the practice of doing good while performing Civil Duties. It refers to taking a course of action in compliance with rules or code of conduct established for such an administrative work along with making moral judgments, which are based on discretion.…

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Question 114

Public Borrowings and Public Debt Budgets -Types and Forms
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“Budgeting is a political process” – (Aaron Wildavsky) (10 Marks)

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Budgeting as a Political Process

  • A-112 Provides for Annual Financial Statement also known as Budget.
  • It is a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India in a financial year (FY) , which begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 of the following year Budget can be considered as most important tool in the Financial Admin…

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Question 115

Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)
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Appeared in Year: 2017

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“Conflict is the appearance of differences – differences of opinions and of interests” – M. P. Follett. Comment.

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Conflicts the Appearance of Differences

  • Conflicts are inevitable in an organisation. Human beings are dynamic individuals, as they interact, due to distinctive character and perception; conflicts are bound to take place. However, what makes difference is how organisation views and addresses conflict.
  • As Frederick Taylor treated human beings as cogs i…

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Question 116

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Has e-governance led to DE bureaucratization and decentralization? Assess its impact on bureaucratic inertia. (10 Marks)

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E-Governance and Decentralization

  • E-governance is the application of ICT to the processes of government functioning for good governance.
  • Ministry of Information and Technology states that e-governance goes far beyond mere computerization of stand-alone back office operations.
  • It implies fundamental changes in government operations; and new set of resp…

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Question 117

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When the media is controlled by vested interests, how can it control the vested interests in the government? How can the media become more responsible and impartial? (15 Marks)

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Media and the Vested Interests

  • Vice President of India at an event recently organized by the Press Council of India to observe the National Press Day said that by starting their own newspapers, political parties and business groups are promoting their vested interests and compromising the values of journalism.
  • Every media house is affiliated to one o…

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Question 118

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Politics - Administration Dichotomy is too good to be true. Discuss?

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Politics - Administration Dichotomy

  • Politics administration Dichotomy as pointed out by Woodrow Wilson, is required for administration to be efficient and to be able to discharge its responsibility impartially. However, Coordination between Politics and administration is also indispensable for successful formulation and implementation of policy.
  • As m…

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Question 119

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“The Journey of Administrative Law has moved much beyond A. V. Dicey.” Comment.

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Journey of Administrative Law

  • Administrative law can be broadly defined as all those laws, conventions, and customs, traditions which have bearing on administration such as their power, function, roles and responsibility.
  • A. V. Dicey restricted his concept of Administrative Law to Droit Administrative of France, which provides for special rules gover…

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Question 120

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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A narrow view of information comes in the way of successful implementation of MIS in organization. Analyze. 10 Marks

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Management Information System

  • MIS i.e.. Management Information system is designed to give structured, periodic reports to the manager. It uses of information technology to provide efficiency and effectiveness in strategic decision making.
    • Narrow view treats Information as physical data, which hardly makes any relevance. For instance, it also means MI…

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