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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Major) (Public Administration)' (November)-2014

Course: 301
(Public Administration)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Select the correct option: 1x8=8
  1. The ‘POSDCORB’ was coined by Smithburg/Thompson/Luther Gullick/L. D. White.
  2. The institution of Ombudsman was first conceived and put into operation in England/USA/China/Sweden.
  3. The need for a sound recruitment policy was first realised by America/India/China/Great Britain.
  4. Indian School of Public Administration was established in 1956/1957/1958/1959.
  5. The years 1917-27/1927-37/1937-47/1947-57 were the golden years of principles and techniques in the life of the public administration.
  6. Article 315/325/335/345 of the Indian Constitution states that there shall be a Public Service Commission for each State.
  7. The Railway Budget in India was separated from General Budget in the year 1947/1950/1937/1921.
  8. The principle of span of control is associated with Gladden/Hamilton/J. D. Mooney/ L. D. White.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Public administration as a discipline.
  2. Four differences between line agency and staff agency.
  3. Four characteristics of Government Corporation.
  4. Ombudsman.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. What is public administration? Is public administration an art or a science? Explain with arguments.     4+8=12
How does public administration differ from private administration? Do you agree with the view that the difference between the two has been narrowed down today? 8+4=12
4. What is scalar process? Discuss the merits and demerits of the scalar process. 3+4+4=11
Discuss the features of Independent Regulatory Commission. Why is it called the Fourth Organ of the Government? 7+4=11

5. What is promotion? What are the essentials of a sound promotion system? 4+7=11
What do you mean by morale in public administration? Discuss the various elements responsible for the development of the morale in public service. 4+7=11
6. What is budget? Discuss the basic principles of budget. 4+7=11
Discuss the composition and functions of Public Accounts Committee. 4+7=11
7. What do you mean by people’s participation in administration? Discuss the various problems faced by the people participating in administration. 4+7=11
Discuss the main features of the Lokpal Bill, 2011.


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