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Syllabus and Books for Public Administration



I. Basic Premises : Meaning, scopes nature and significance of Public Administration: Its role in developed and developing societies.Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline and its relationship with political science, psychology, economics and Law; Ecology of administration -asocial, economic, cultural, political and legal. New Public Administration.

II. Theories of Organization Scientific management (Taylor and his associates): The Bureaucratic theory of organization (Weber): Classical theory of Organizations (Henri Fayol, Luther Gullic and others), The Human Relations Theory of Organization(Elton Mayo and his Colleagues), Behavioural approach, Systems Approach: Organizational Effectiveness.

III. Principles of Organization - Hierarchy, Unity of Command, Authority and Responsibility, Coordination. Span of Control, Supervision, Centralization and Decentralization, Delegation.

IV. Administrative Behaviour - Decision making with Special Reference to the contribution of Herbert Simon, Theories of leadership; Communication, Morale, Motivation (Maslow and Harzberg).

V. Structure of Organizations-Chief Executive; Types of Chief Executives and their functions; Line, staff and Auxiliary agencies; Departments: Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions, Headquarters and field relationship.

VI. Personnel Administration - Bureaucracy and Civil Services; Position Classification, Recruitment, Training, Career Development; Performance Appraisal, Promotion, Pay and Service Conditions, Retirement Benefits, Discipline, Employer-Employee Relations.

VII. Financial Administration - Concept of Budget. Preparation and Execution of the Budget, Performance Budgeting, Legislative Control, Account and Audit.

VIII. Accountability and Control - The concepts of Accountability and Control; Legislative and Judical Control over Administration: Citizen and Administration.

IX. Administrative Reforms - O & M, Work Study, Work Measurement; Administrative Reforms; Processes and Obstacles.

X. Administrative Law - Importance of Administrative Law: Delegated Legislation : Meaning, Types, Advantages, Limitations, Safeguards: Administrative Tribunals.

XI. Comparative and Development Administration - Meaning, Nature and Scope of Comparative Public Administration. Contribution of Fred Riggs with Particular reference to the prismatic Sala Model. The Concept. Scope and Significance of Development Administration: The concept of Administrative development; Public Policy Process.


Indian Administration

I. Evolution of Indian Administration - Kautilya; Mughal period; British period.

II. Environmental Setting - Constitution, Parliamentary Democracy, Federalism Planning, Socialism.

III. Political Executive at the Union Level - President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees.

IV. Structure of Central Administration - Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Ministries and Departments, Boards and Commissions, Field Organisations.

V. Centre- State Relations - Legislative, Administrative and Financial.

VI. Public Services - All India Services, Central Service, State Services, Local Civil Services, Union and StatePublic Service Commissions, Training of Civil Services.

VII. Machinery for Planning - Organization and role of National Development Council and Planning Commission; Planning Machinery at the State and District and Local Levels.

VIII. Public Undertakings- Forms of management, Control and impact of liberalization and improving performance and public enterprises in India.

IX. Control of Public Expenditure- Parliamentary Control; Role of the Finance Ministry; Comptroller and Auditor General.

X. Administration of Law and Order - Role of Central and State Agencies in Maintenance, of Law and Order.

XI. State Administration - Governor; Chief Minister, Council of Minister, Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Directorates with Special reference to Rajasthan.

XII. District Administration - Role and importance,; District Collector, land and revenue, Law and order and developmental functions; District Rural Development Agency.

XIII. Local Administration - Panchayati Raj and Urban Local Governments Features, Forms and Problems with special reference to Rajasthan: Autonomy of Local Bodies.

XIV. Administration for welfare - Administration for the Welfare of Weaker Sections with particular Reference to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Programs for the Welfare of Women and Children in Rajasthan.

XV. Issues in Indian Administration - Relationship between Political and Permanent Executives, Generalists and Specialists in Administration, Integrity in Administration. People's Participation in Administration; Redressal of Citizens Grievances. Lok Pal and Lok Ayuktas, Administrative Reforms in India.


PAPER I for IAS Pub Admn

Chapter-I: Introduction
Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizons of Public Administration
Nicholas Henry : Public Administration and Public Affairs
Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration

Chapter-II: Theories of Administration
D. Ravindra Prasad, V.S. Prasad and P. Satyanarayana : Administrative Thinkers
D. Gvishiani Organisation and Management: A Critique of Western Theories.

Chapter-III: Structure of Public Organisations :
R.K. Jain : Public Sector Undertakings; and
Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration

Chapter-IV: Administrative Behaviour
Paul Hersey : Organisational Behaviour
Stephen P. Robbin : Organisational Behaviour
Luthans : Organisational Behaviour

Chapter-V: Accountability and Control:
Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration
Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Accountability

Chapter-VI: Administrative Law:
Massey :Administrative Law
M.P. Jain :Administrative Law

Chapter-VII: Administrative Reforms:
P.R. Dubbashi : Administrative Reforms
G.E. Caiden :Administrative Reforms

Chapter-VIII: Comparative Public Administration:
Ferrel Heady : Public Administration-A Comparative Perspective
R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration

Chapter-IX: Development Administration:
Ferrel Heady : Public Administration - A Comparative Perspective
R.K.S. Arora : Comparative Public Administration

Chapter-X: Public Policy :
IGNOU Lessons on Public Policy
R. K. Sapru : Public Policy

Chapter-XI: Personnel Administration:
O Glenn :Stahl : Public Personnel Administration
S. L. Goel : Personnel Administration in India.

Chapter-XII: Financial Administration
M. J. K. Thavaraj :Public Financial Administration
G.S. Lal :Financial Administration in India
IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration

PAPER II for IAS Pub Admn

Chapter-I: Evolution of Indian Administration
B.N. Puri Administrative History of India (Vol. I, II and III)

Chapter-II: Constitutional Framework
D. D. Basu An Introduction to the Constitution of India

Chapter-III: Union Government and Administration
A. Avasthi Central Administration

Chapter-IV: State Government and Administration
J.D. Shukla State Administration

Chapter-V: District Administration
T.N. Chaturvedi District Administration; and
Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on District Administration
S.S. Khera's book District Administration

Chapter-VI: Local Government
S.R. Maheswari Local Government in India

Chapter-VII: Public Sector in India
R. K. Jain Public Sector Undertakings
Annual Survey on Public Sector of Department of Public Enterprises

Chapter-VIII: Public Services
S.L. Goel Personnel Administration in India

Chapter-IX: Control of Public Expenditure
M. J. K. Thavaraj Financial Administration
IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration

Chapter-X: Administrative Reforms
P.R. Dubbashi Administrative Reforms
S. R. Maheswari Administrative Reforms
Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Administrative Reforms

Chapter-XI: Machinery for Planning
A. Avasthi Central Administration

Chapter-XII: Administration of Law and Order
K. K. Sharma Law and Order Administration in India
K. J. Guha Roy, District Policing

Chapter-XIII: Welfare Administration
Annual Reports of Department of Social Welfare

Chapter-XIV: Major Issues in Indian Administration
Special Issue of Indian Journal Public Administration on Indian Administration, Retrospect and Prospect and on Good Governance.

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