NTA-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Public Administration (Paper-II): Questions 928 - 931 of 1015

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Passage

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Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a treatise concerned with political science and public administration as much as it is with statecraft, economy and diplomacy. It is written with the practical aim of showing how the Government ought to be run. It is also a highly polemical discourse that has astonished scholars, particularly on the themes of violence, conspiracies, espionage, etc. From that point of view, it is highly embarrassing to put forth the Arthashastra the symbol of Indian political thought together with what Greece has to offer by way of Plato’s Republic and Laws, and Aristotle’s Politics. However, the fact remains that Kautilya recommended such measures only against enemies and traitors in emergencies. His proposition was that politics and ethics do not mix easily. That does not mean that Kautilya disregarded ethics or morality. What he meant was that there is a difference between individual and public morality. Kautilya made no serious attempt at theory building. At best, he described and discussed empirical reality and was normative and prescriptive in his treatment. He was keen on efficiency and rationality aspects of administration. His maxims of administration include characteristics like hierarchy, defined competence of each office, selection by merit, promotion by seniority, compensation, training and discipline. The Arthashastrahas many insights and lessons to offer even to the present-day students and practitioners of public administration.

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Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

Explain the main focus of Arthashastra.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

It is only a concept formation.

b.

It is concerned with statecraft, economy and diplomacy.

c.

It is not a symbol of Indian Political Thought.

d.

It is not a practical guide to administration.

Question number: 929 (4 of 4 Based on Passage) Show Passage

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MCQ▾

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Kautilya concentrates more on practical administration but not on

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

the rationality of administration

b.

theory building

c.

Maximus of administration

d.

efficiency in administration

Question number: 930

» Indian Administration » Organisation of Government at the Central Level » Organisation of Secretariat

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Appeared in Year: 2012

Matching-Pair▾

Question

Find the pair which does not match:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Cabinet Secretary

Head of the Union Cabinet

b.

Chief Secretary

Head of State Secretariat

c.

Secretary

Administrative Head of a Ministry

d.

Chief Minister

Head of the State Government

Question number: 931

» Comparative Public Administration » Comparative Public Administration

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Appeared in Year: 2012

Match List-Ⅰ List-Ⅱ▾

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Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below. (Paper II)

List-Ⅰ (Column I) List-Ⅱ (Column II)

(A)

Ombudsman

(i)

Britain

(B)

Procurator System

(ii)

Russia

(C)

Administrative Courts

(iii)

France office

(D)

Parliamentary Commissioner

(iv)

Sweden

Choices

Choice (4) Response
  • (A)
  • (B)
  • (C)
  • (D)

a.

  • (iii)
  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (i)

b.

  • (ii)
  • (iii)
  • (i)
  • (iv)

c.

  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)
  • (i)

d.

  • (i)
  • (iii)
  • (iv)
  • (ii)

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