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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Major) (Public Administration)' (November)-2013

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. Choose the correct option: 1x8=8
  1. ‘Redtapism’ is a characteristic feature of public administration/private administration/corporate administration.
  2. ‘Indian Institute of Public Administration’ was formed in the year 1951/1952/1953/1954.
  3. The members of the Estimates committee are elected by Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha/both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
  4. The word ‘budget’ was first used in England/America/France.
  5. The ‘ombudsman’ was established in Sweden in the year 1809/1819/1829.
  6. “Hierarchy’ is a ‘scalar process’.” This statement was made by Dimock/P.H. Appleby/L.D. White/Reiley.
  7. D. S. Kothari Committee on Recruitment Policy and Selection Methods submitted its report in 1975/1976/1977.
  8. Damodar Valley Corporation is the first public corporation formed in India after independence. (True/False)
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Four functions of the Union Public Service Commission.
  2. Four characteristics of New Public Administration.
  3. Span of control.
  4. Four advantages of auxiliary agency.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. Define public administration and discuss the importance of the study of public administration. 4+8=12
Discuss the evolution of public administration as a separate discipline. 12
4. Discuss the administrative functions of the chief executive as a general manager. 11
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of public corporation. 6+5=11
5. What is recruitment? Discuss the problems related to recruitment. 4+7=11
What is training? Discuss various kinds of training. 3+8=11
6. What is audit? Discuss the importance of audit in public administration. 4+7=11
Discuss the composition and functions of the Public Estimate Committee of the Indian Parliament. 4+7=11
7. Discuss Lokpal as a machinery for the redress of citizen’s grievances. 11
Mention the modes of people’s participation in administration and write its importance. 11


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