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Question 19

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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“The RTI has started its journey, but is far from its destination.” In the view of the statement, examine the present՚s status of the RTI movement. (10 Marks)

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RTI Movement

  • According to the 2nd ARC, the Right to Information Act is a path-breaking legislation which signals the march from darkness of secrecy to dawn of transparency.
  • It is a path breaking legislation empowering people and promoting transparency.
  • Right to information has been seen as the key to strengthening participatory democracy and ushering …

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Question 20

Role of Finance Ministry in Monetary and Fiscal Area
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Appeared in Year: 2019

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The strategy to deal with the non-performing assets of banks may lead to overburdened taxpayers. Examine the role of government to protect the interests of both. (10 Marks)

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Non-Performing Asset

If the borrower fails to repay the loan (interest/principal/both) that loan becomes a Non-Performing Asset - NPA for the bank.

How NPA is an Issue for Banks and Taxpayers?

  • Banks asset stops generating income. It leads to more provisioning. Which makes less cash available for loan ultimately resulting into high cost of borrowing fo…

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Question 21

Evolution of the Discipline and Its Present Status
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“With every major transformation in the applied world of Public Administration, the study of Public Administration has grown in scope and intensity.” Discuss the relationship between the evolution of the discipline and profession of Public Administration. (15 Marks)

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Evolution of the Discipline and Profession of Public Administration

Woodrow Wilson՚s essay “The study of Public Administration” paved the way for Public Administration as independent discipline which gradually evolved through multiple paradigms as summarized by Nicholas Henry.

Stages of Evolution

Politics Administrative Dichotomy - 1900 - 1925

  • Accordin…

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Question 22

Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)
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Appeared in Year: 2006

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“The main problem with M. P. Follett is that her idealism is showing” . Explain.

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M. P. Follett

  • M. P. Follet being brought forward theory of dynamic administration at a time when classical theories were focusing on structural aspect of organisation, which inevitably led to many of her ideas being utopian.
  • While talking about Power M. P Follet brought forward the idea that Power should be coactive. She discussed about Power over an…

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Question 23

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Performance grants devolved by Finance Commission of India have increased the financial accountability of the local bodies. Elaborate. (10 Marks)

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Performance Based Grants (PBGs)

Performance Based Grants (PBGs) link performance in pre-determined areas with access to and size of funding, applying clear and transparent allocation formulas.

Evolution of Performance Based Grants System in India

  • In 1980s this concept has been in the form of incentive grant rather than performance-based grant. While p…

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Question 24

Evolution of the Discipline and Its Present Status
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Appeared in Year: 2018

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“The scope of the discipline of Public Administration is determined by what an administrative system does.” Does it mean that the scope of this discipline is boundary less? Explain.

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Public Administration

  • Public administration is Government in action, which involves fulfilment of all aspects related to Public Policy, as described by L. D white.
  • Scope of a discipline represents two things: Activities and subject-matter.
Activities and Subject-Matter

Public Administration as Activity

  • As far as activities are concerned Scope of Public …

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