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Dibrugarh University Question Papers: Public Finance' 2017

2017 (November)
Course: 501 (Public Finance)
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 24
Time: 3 hours
1.  (a) Write True or False:                                          1x4=4
(i) Public Finance is a study of income and expenditure of a Government.
(ii) Financial administration focuses on the procedure which ensures the lawful use of private funds.
(iii) Taxation is the major source of public revenue.
(iv) Public expenditure is the expenditure incurred by public authorities.

(b) Fill in the blanks:                                                        1x4=4
(i) ____ stability is the basic condition for economic stability.
(ii) Zero-base budgeting technique was first used in America in the year ____.
(iii) ____ are paid by an individual though they may be levied upon individuals, property or commodities.
(iv) ____ developed the theory of ‘Ability to Pay’.

2.  Write short notes on:                                             4x4=16
(a)    Keynes’s theory of public finance.
(b)   Functions of the Finance Ministry.
(c)    Tax and non-tax revenue.
(d)   Scope of public expenditure.

3. (a) Discuss the importance of public finance in modern times. Also distinguish between public finance and private finance.                8+6=14
(b) Critically explain the ‘principle of maximum social advantage’.  14

4. (a) What do you understand by ‘financial administration’? Briefly analyze the principles of financial administration.                 3+11=14
(b) What is ‘budgetary control’? Discuss the techniques of budgetary control.                    2+12=14

5. (a) What is ‘public revenue’? Discuss the effects of public revenue on the following: 2+(4+4+4)=14
(b) What do you mean by ‘cannons of taxation’? State and explain Adam Smiths’s cannons of taxation.   2+12=14

6.  (a) “The concept of public expenditure plays a very important role in public finance.” Discuss this statement. Also distinguish between  public expenditure and private expenditure.           10+4=14
(b) Briefly explain the following:                               7+7=14
(a) Public Expenditure and Economic Stability.
(b) Public Expenditure and Economic Growth.
(Old Course)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
1.  Answer the following questions:                      1x8=8
(a)    What do you mean by ‘finance’?
(b)   Who developed the theory ‘principal of maximum social advantage’?
(c)    What is the full form of CAG?
(d)   What is ZBB?
(e)   Mention any one distinction between ‘tax’ and ‘fees’.
(f)     What is ‘indirect tax’?
(g)    Mention any one similarity between Public Expenditure and Private Expenditure.
(h)   What is ‘deficit financing’?

2. Write short notes on (any four):                       4x4=16
(a)    Public Finance – as a positive science.
(b)   Performance Budget.
(c)    Taxable Capacity.
(d)   Scope of Public Expenditure.
(e)   Finance Commission (Recent).

3. (a) What is ‘public finance’? Discuss the role of public finance as a tool of economic and social welfare.   2+10=12
(b) Explain the theory of ‘principle of maximum social advantage’ with the help of diagram. State its practical problems.

4. (a) What is ‘financial administration’? What are the guiding principles for the operation of financial administration? Discuss about four ingredients of financial administration.                            2+3+6=11
(b) Discuss about the main features of ‘zero-based budgeting’. Also mention about the various steps involved in zero-based budgeting.                                             6+5=11

5.  (a) Describe various sources of Public Revenue. What in your opinion can be the best classification of the sources of Public Revenue?        8+3=11
(b) “Tax is an important tool in the development of a country like India.” Discuss.                   11

6. (a) Discuss about the various aims and objectives of Public Expenditure as classified by Prof. Dalton. Also distinguish between Public Expenditure and Private Expenditure.                   6+5=11
(b) Discuss the effects of public expenditure on production and distribution.                      6+5=11

7.  (a) Write a note on growth of internal and external public debt in India.         5 ½ +5 ½ =11
(b) Explain the following:                              5 ½ +5 ½ =11
(i) Municipal Corporation.
(ii) Gram Panchayat.

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