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Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers

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    A1. “The field of Public Administration is a field of business.” Woodrow Wilson and other classical thinkers
    do not make a
    distinction between public administration and business
    administration. They maintain the view that all
    administration, whether public or business, is one and
    possess the same basic features.

    The specific similarities between public and business administration are -
    (a) The managerial techniques and skills of planning,
    organizing, coordinating, controlling, and so on are
    same in both.
    (b) Both have uniformity in accounting, filing, statistics,
    stocking, and so on.
    (c) Both are organized on the basis of principle of
    hierarch, that is, scalar chain.
    (d) Both are being influenced by the practices and
    standards of each other. J. M. Pfiffner and
    Robert Presthus have described the emergence of
    public corporation as “a half way house between its
    commercial prototype and the traditional
    governmental department.”
    (e) Both have similarities so far as the problems of
    organisation, personnel and finance are concerned.
    (f) The similarity between public administration and
    business administration is demonstrated by the fact
    that there is a mutual exchange and rotation of
    personnel between the two disciplines.

    However, in present times,Public administration differs from business administration
    in the nature of the functions performed by it -
    (a) It is more comprehensive than private administration,
    that is, it covers a wider range of activities.
    (b) Its activities are more urgent and vital for the very
    existence of society.
    (c) Its services, sometimes, tend to be monopolistic, for
    example, defence.


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  • @prowess
    Thank you very much for the reply.
    I have started Aribam as for now because this book has almost 70-80% of the Paper 1 topics mentioned in the syllabus but I’m not sure if the content in it is sufficient or not.. So I can continue reading it right?
    And can you tell me one more thing please?How to cover Prasad and Prasad?As it is related to admin thoughts which is unit 2 of paper 1 syllabus so should I first complete unit 1 which is INTRODUCTION or should i start reading it from the beginning only?

  • aribam is a good book to begin with...

    about prasad, i think, u can make a first reading of the whole book from cover to cover just to have an idea about theories and thinkers.
    then in the second reading u can do it alongwith the syllabus.
    for eg. first chapter of syllabus has wilson mentioned in it.
    second chapter has some other thinkers.... do thinkers along with the other topics of syllabus to have a wholesome coverage of the syllabus chapterwise.

    u can frame ur own strategy and read the books whichever way u want.... there is no hard and fast rule as which book to begin or end with 🙂

    u can see the toppers blog and see how they did, below is the link

    http://demystifycse.in/category/optional/public-administration/

  • @prowess examples are missing...use simple language

  • @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @IWRA @doodlebean kahan chle gye sb, this thread needs to be revived.

    1. New Public Management has been branded by certain scholars as 'Neo Taylorism'. Is it a justified comparision? What factors have led to the decline of NOM so soon after its birth?

    Ans: New Public administration is a shift from bureaucratic administration to professional management administration. It bring s in what and why from public administration and how from private administration .
    Eg: Disinvestment, Maharatna to PSEs, Corporatization of government agencies.

    NPM with Neo-Taylorism Concepts
    -Performance based incentives.
    -Focus on management autonomy, flexibility.
    -Emphasis on cost reduction, productivity of organization brings in Economy, efficiency concepts of scientific management of Taylor.

    NPM more than Neo-Taylorism
    -It is based on public choice theory(PCT) concept of individual choice ,competition , client oriented .
    -It is focused on results rather process and principles accountability.
    -Emphasis on decentralization.
    We cannot justify it as Neo-Taylorism as it has concepts of PCT .

    Factors that lead to the decline of NPM are:
    New Public service NPS with citizen administration and democratization of public administration. The citizens are collaborated in governance.
    -Market failure in 2008 financial crisis raised questions on market autonomy .
    -State minimalism is not effective to addressing disaster management .

  • Hello Everybody, Is this thread still active? can I post my Answers here? giving Mains with Pub Ad this year.

  • @doodlebean @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @IWRA Guys are you still there? or is there another way to communicate with you guys for feedback on answer writing. I am planning to get 3-5 answers reviewed everyday for 2019 mains. Please enlighten.

  • One of my aspirant friends is pursuing M.A. in English Literature from Gurugram University(Govt University) Sector 51, Gurgaon. She told me there are few seats left in M.A Public Administration and August 19 is the last date. Best part - Attendance is not a concern.

    If anyone is interested he/she can contact on 9958495178 for admission.

  • Hi All ,
    Where can I find pub ad copies of toppers ? I've been looking for it but couldn't find any . Could someone please help ?

  • Can anyone suggest me for political science optional teacher.

  • @Aruni said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

    Can anyone suggest me for political science optional teacher.

    Shubhra Ranjan, only.

  • @Moonlight said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

    Hi All ,
    Where can I find pub ad copies of toppers ? I've been looking for it but couldn't find any . Could someone please help ?

    Coaching websites...

    Synergy, Pawan Kumar ( neostencil), gsscore....
    http://demystifycse.in/ toppers of 2018, blog ...search pubad optional topper post

  • @PSY said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

    @Moonlight said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

    Hi All ,
    Where can I find pub ad copies of toppers ? I've been looking for it but couldn't find any . Could someone please help ?

    Coaching websites...

    Synergy, Pawan Kumar ( neostencil), gsscore....
    http://demystifycse.in/ toppers of 2018, blog ...search pubad optional topper post

    pub ad copies aren't available on demistify . I found some on neostencil and lukmaan's website , i guess that would be enough to give me an idea regarding answer writing . Thanks 🙂

  • Is it advisable to use the findings of a report by an NGO ( e.g. ADR ) to substantiate our answers? Are those credible enough and does it increase the credibility of our answers?

  • @prowess how is Anuj JIndal's UPSC Management course videos which he uploads on his youtube channel Anuj Jindal.

  • @Nihal_Singh said in Official Thread for Public Administration Optional - Questions & Answers:

    @prowess how is Anuj JIndal's UPSC Management course videos which he uploads on his youtube channel Anuj Jindal.

    Bekaar hai wo videos.
    Aur kuch ?

  • Please give inputs to the following question. I have doubt on my approach. Thank You.

    What are the implications of post structuralist perspective on the discrete aspects of public administration, coming from its epistemological positions?\

    Ans: Post –Structuralist perspective emphasizes on organization and its interdependence on internal and external environment.

    The study considered informal organisations, behavior of individuals, influence of environment. Unlike, structural theories the organization influence on environment and it getting influenced is researched. They denied one best way approach in organization design .

    Positive implications:
    -Awareness on the interdependence of the environment on organization.
    -Consideration of informal organizations interface with formal organizations.
    -Principle of synergy concept focus i.e structure, individuals, actions, behaviours are used to achieve organization goals.
    -Better coordination with networking approach.

    Negative implications:
    -Systems approach is not practical as it leads to different permutations in bringing equilibrium with the environment.
    -Public administration study losing the identity due to its studies focusing on sociology,political science and management concepts.
    -Still the characters of structuralism such as efficiency and economy dominating the perspective.

    However the post structurtalist perspective position brought the concept of administration interdependence with society .