UPSC-CSE Public Administration (optional) 2019 Course


Course NamePublic Administrtation (optional) 2019 Course
Syllabus CoverageFull syllabus (Paper- I & Paper- II)
Salient Features Experienced & Expert faculty Ms. Kasturi Sule
Full syllabus by Interactive Virtual class in real-time (as if attending physical classroom)
Test series (prepared & evaluated by faculty herself)
Updated Study Materials (compiled by faculty herself)
Discussion of Previous Years Question Papers
Assignments, Answer-writing practice followed by discussion
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Duration130 hours (2 hours lecture 4 days a week)
Starting Date15 September, 2018
FeesRs.30,000 + GST

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Paper – I

  • Syllabus

    Administrative Theory

    Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; New Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation; Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.

    Administrative Thought: Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement; Classical Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others); Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard); Simon’s decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor).

    Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern.

    Organisations: Theories – systems, contingency; Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and Field relationships; Regulatory Authorities; Public – Private Partnerships.

    Accountability and control: Concepts of accountability and control; Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration; Citizen and Administration; Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organisations; Civil society; Citizen’s Charters; Right to Information; Social audit.

    Administrative Law: Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.

    Comparative Public Administration: Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems; Administration and politics in different countries; status of Comparative Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique.

    Development Dynamics: Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Antidevelopment thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalization on administration in developing countries; Women and development – the self-help group movement.

    Personnel Administration: Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer- employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct; Administrative ethics.

    Public Policy: Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.

    Techniques of Administrative Improvement: Organisation and methods, Work study and work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.

    Financial Administration: Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets – types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.

  • Lecture Plan

    Paper – I : Lecture Plan

    Sr No Topic Subtopic
    1 Introduction to Public Administration

     

    UPSC Optional, Mains, Answer Writing,

    Public Administration, kind of questions, overview of syllabus, reference material etc.

    2 Introduction unit 1 Meaning, scope & significance of Public Administration. Different views and perspectives; narrow and wide etc.
    3 Introduction Different approaches to Public Administration; Wilsons vision, dichotomy. Criticism.
    4 Introduction Evolution of discipline including paradigms of Golembewski etc. New Public Administration, 3 Minnowbrook conferences.
    5 Introduction Public choice approach, economic state, challenges of LPG, NPM.
    6 Introduction Good Governance positive and negative connotations, New public governance, New public service
    7 Assignment – 1 Question Discussion from previous year papers, some other questions. Doubts and quick revision.  (1st Assignment)
    8 Administrative Thought Fayol, Classical theory, including gullick, urwik, principles of management, its criticism.
    9 Administrative Thought Taylor, scientific management, scientific management movement, criticism. Neo Taylorism.
    10 Administrative thought Weber, bureaucratic model, critique and post Weberian developments. Overall criticism of classical school of thought. Relevance, etc.
    11 Administrative thought Dynamic administration of Follett, Human Relations school, Mayo, critics.
    12 Administrative thought Bernard and functions of executive. Simon and decision making theory, process and techniques of DM.
    13 Administrative Thought Participative management includes Likert, Argyris, McGregor.
    14 Assignment – 2 Discuss Previous years questions on unit 2, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 2)
    15 Assignment – 1 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 1 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    16 Administrative Behaviour Communication, Morale, Motivation. Motivation theories including Maslow, Herzberg.
    17 Administrative Behaviour Contemporary theories of motivation. Theories of leadership, styles , traditional n modern.
    18 Assignment – 3 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 3)
    19 Assignment – 2 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 2 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    20 Organization Organization and its types, theories like system, contingency etc., Structure and Form like ministries, Departments, corporations, companies, Board, Commissions. Adhoc and Advisory bodies headquarter and field relations, Regulatory bodies, PPP and its forms.
    21 Accountability and Control What is accountability and control, types e.g. external and internal, Legislative, exe, judicial control over administration.
    22 Accountability and Control Citizen and administration, interest groups, voluntary organisations. Civil society, RTI, Social Audit.
    23 Accountability and Control and

    Assignment – 4

    Role of media, Citizen Charters, evaluation.

    Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 4)

    24 Assignment – 3 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 3 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    25 Administrative law and Comparative pub Ad Meaning, scope, significance, Dicey, delegated legislation, tribunals, need and criticism.

    What is CPA, historical and sociological systems affecting administration, Administration and politics, Current status of CPA

    26 Comparative Public Administration Riggs, models, critique, other models.
    27 Development Dynamics Development, concept, development administration, administrative development, changing profile of DA, bureaucracy and development.
    28 Development Dynamics Women and development, shg movement, Anti-development thesis. Strong state v/s market debate, impact of LPG in developing countries.
    29 Assignment – 5 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 5).
    30 Assignment – 4 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 4 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    31 Personnel administration What is personnel administration, HRD, HRM. Recruitment, Training, position classification.
    32 Personnel administration Career advancement, discipline, Performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions.
    33 Personnel administration Employer employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism, whitleyism, code of conduct, administrative ethics
    34 Public Policy What is Public policy, models of Public Policy, DROR.
    35 Public Policy Processes of conceptualization, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.
    36 Administrative improvement O n M, work study and work management, egovernance,  MIS, PERT , CPM , network analysis
    37 Financial Administration Monetary and fiscal policy, public borrowing and budgeting, types of budgeting, process. Accountability, accounts and audit
    38 Assignment – 5 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision.
    39 Assignment – 6 Discuss Assignment 5.
    40 Assignment – 6 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Discussion, doubt solving etc. (complete paper 1).

     

Paper – II

  • Syllabus

    Indian Administration

    Evolution of Indian Administration: Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British rule in politics and administration – Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.

    Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government: Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.

    Public Sector Undertakings: Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability, and control; Impact of liberalisation and privatisation.

    Union Government and Administration: Executive, Parliament, Judiciary – structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intergovernmental relations; Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organisations.

    Plans and Priorities: Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralised planning for economic development and social justice.

    State Government and Administration: Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the Finance Commission; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.

    District Administration since Independence: Changing role of the Collector; Union state- local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralisation.

    Civil Services: Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building; Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism; Civil service neutrality; Civil service activism.

    Financial Management: Budget as a political instrument; Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques; Audit; Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

    Administrative Reforms since Independence: Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation.

    Rural Development: Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralisation and Panchayati Raj; 73rd Constitutional amendment.

    Urban Local Government: Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment; Global local debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.

    Law and Order Administration: British legacy; National Police Commission; Investigative agencies; Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism; Criminalization of politics and administration; Police-public relations; Reforms in Police.

    Significant issues in Indian Administration: Values in public service; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management.

  • Lecture Plan

    Paper – II : Lecture Plan

    Sr No Topic Subtopic
    1 Introduction Paper 2, difference between papers, linkages needed, answer writing etc.
    2 Evolution of Indian Administration Kautilya, Arthashastra, Mauryan Administration, Mughal Administration
    3 Evolution of Indian Administration Legacy of British rule in politics and administration – Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.
    4 Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism;
    5 Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development including street level bureaucracy
    6 Assignment – 1 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 1).
    7 Discussion Discussion Paper 1.
    8 Discussion Discussion Paper 1.
    9 Public Sector Undertakings

     

    Union Government and Administration

    Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability, and control; Impact of liberalization and privatization, current linkages .

    Executive includes president, vice president .

    10 Union Government and Administration Prime minister, council of ministers, Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments, Intra governmental relations.

    Parliament – structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organizations, Role of the Finance Commission;

    11 Union Government and Administration Judiciary structure, issues, PIL, activism, adventurism etc.
    12 State Government and Administration Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.
    13 District Administration since Independence Changing role of the Collector; Union state- local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration;
    14 Assignment – 2 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 2).
    15 Assignment – 1 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 1 discussion, doubt solving etc..
    16 Civil Services Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building;

    Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights Civil service neutrality;

    Civil service activism, ARC recommendations, Grievance redressal mechanism

    17 Financial Management Budget as a political instrument; Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Its efficacy, Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area.

    Accounting techniques; Audit; types of auditing and its significance, Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India

    18 Assignment – 3 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 3).
    19 Assignment – 2 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 2 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    20 Administrative Reforms since Independence

     

    Reforms, significance, concerns, committees and commissions, problems of implementation

    Discuss imp recommendations of ARC 2

    21 Rural Development  and Urban Local Government

     

    Evolution, Panchayati Raj, 73rd amendment, institutions, lacunae, current status

    74th amendment, issues, current status, smart city, global local debate, new localism

    22 Assignment – 4 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 4).
    23 Assignment – 3 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 3 discussion, doubt solving etc.
    24 Law and order administration British legacy; National Police Commission; different commissions, Investigative agencies; Criminalization of politics and administration; Police-public relations; Reforms in Police.

    Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism, Internal security

    25 Significant issues in Indian administration Values in public service; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration interface; Corruption and administration; Regulatory Commissions; National Human Rights Commission, Disaster management
    26 Assignment – 5 Discuss Previous years questions, other questions, doubts, quick revision. (Assignment 5).
    27 Assignment – 4 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 4 discussion, doubt solving etc. (complete paper 2)
    28 Assignment – 5 (Discussion/Doubt Solving) Assignment 5 discussion, doubt solving etc. (complete paper 2)
    29 Discussion Discussion paper 2.
    30 Discussion Doubt solving, Discussions of Miscellaneous issues.

Notes:

  1. Schedule of days, time and duration will be adhered to. However there may be fluctuation due to requirement of syllabus coverage, availability of faculty or other unforeseen circumstances. But it is ensured that the syllabus will be covered within time frame.
  2. Schedule of each week will be forwarded in advance to student portal.
  3. Assignments will be forwarded to each student at their respective portal. Thereafter discussion will be held as per schedule. There will not be any evaluation of assignments.
  4. Test Series will be scheduled as per the syllabus coverage to enable the students to have proper assessment of their performance. Each test paper will be forwarded to students at their respective portal. Students are required to submit scanned copy of their answer sheets for evaluation. Evaluated copy of answer sheets will be forwarded as softcopy followed by discussion in virtual class.