STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PAPER 1:

Friend I am editing some of the sources, according to the insights I have gained in susequent time.

Public Administration– Unit Wise Source of Preparation

Note: Please make personal notes from IGNOU, ARC reports and any other source one may
read over the internet, because it will become very difficult to come back to the sources again
and again. On the contrary, making personal notes will make life easy.

1. Introduction
a. Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration– IGNOU pdf on the
same topic- (MPA 012 Administrative Theory Unit 1)
b. Wilson’s vision of Public Administration– Prasad and Prasad
c. Evolution of the discipline and its present status– Chapter 2 of Nicholas HenryParadigms of Public Administration.
d. New Public Administration– IGNOU pdf on the same topic- (MPA 012 Administrative Theory Unit 18)
e. Public Choice approach– IGNOU pdf on the same topic- (MPA 012 Administrative Theory Unit 19)
f. New Public Management– IGNOU pdf on the same topic- (MPA 012 Administrative Theory Unit 21)
g. Good Governance: concept and application– IGNOU pdf on the same topic-(MPA 011 Unit 17) + The chapter on governance in the book ” Restructuring PA : A new look by Mohit Bhattacharya”
h. Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation– Nicholas HenryPage 375, 376; IGNOU MPA 011- Unit14; New Horizons of Public Administration by Mohit Bhattacharya- Unit 24, 25
i. Minnowbrook Conference 1,2 and 3: IGNOU unit on NPM +
Relevant chapter in ” Restructuring PA : A new look by Mohit Bhattacharya”
Note: Also go through Mohit Bhattacharya for the above topics after reading the above sources. Just do a reading to see that you are not missing something important.

2. Administrative Thought
a. Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement– Chapter on Taylor by Prasad and Prasad+ Revision from Mohit Bhattacharya + IGNOU MPA 012 Unit 4
b. Classical Theory– Mohit Bhattacharya
c. Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments : Chapter on Weber by Prasad and Prasad + IGNOU MPA 012- Unit 6 and 7.
d. Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)– Chapter on M P Follett by Prasad and Prasad.
e. Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others)– Chapter on Mayo by Prasad and Prasad. + IGNOU MPA 012 Unit 8
f. Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard)– Chapter on Barnard by Prasad and Prasad. + IGNOU MPA 012 Unit 15
g. Simon’s decision making theory– Chapter on Simon by Prasad and Prasad + IGNOU MPA 012 Unit 9
h. Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor)– Chapter on them by Prasad and Prasad + IGNOU MPA 012 Unit 11 and 13.
Note: Also go through Mohit Bhattacharya for the above topics after reading the above sources. Just do a reading to see that you are not missing something important.

3. Administrative Behaviour: This unit is an extension of unit 2 only. But it would be good to understand the concepts of this unit, especially on leadership and decision making, from any book on Organisational Behaviour. I referred to the chapters 6, 11, 13, 15, 19 of Organisational Behaviour by Margie Parikh and Rajen Gupta.
Morale– Read this topic from Awasthi and Maheshwari

4. Organisations:
a. Theories – systems– already covered with Bernard; contingency– already covered with decision making. However also read situational theories from the Chapter ” Behavioural and Systems Approaches” of the book “New Horizons of PA by Mohit Bhattacharya”.
b. Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, 
Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and 
Field relationships– Public Administration by Laxmikanth Unit 9 ( sub topic Public Enterprise) + ARC 13th Report- Organisational structure of Govt of India
c. Regulatory Authorities – ARC 13th Report- Organisational structure of Govt of India+ Damodar Committee Report
(http://indiainbusiness.nic.in/newdesign/upload/Damodaran_Committee_Report.pdf)
d. PPP– Go through the introduction of this bookhttp://books.google.co.in/books?id=pKAvNQmpXkUC&printsec=frontcover&sou
rce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false. If not this, you can read from Fadia and Fadia also.
Note: Be in touch with website of MoF, Planning commission etc for new concepts and reports of various committees and website of PIB for report on PSE’s in india.

5. Accountability and control-
a. Concepts of accountability and control; Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration– New Horizons of Pub Ad- Unit 21+ ARC report on Citizen Centric Administration.
b. Role of media and interest groups– IGNOU MPS 003 Unit 15 and 16 + ARC report on social capital.
c. Civil society– New Horizons of Pub Ad- Unit 26 and 28 + ARC report on Citizen Centric Administration.
d. Citizen’s Charters– ARC report on Citizen Centric Administration
e. Right to Information– New Horizons of Pub Ad- Unit 27+ ARC Report on RTI+ RTI Guide
(http://mofpi.nic.in/H_Dwld.aspx?KYEwmOL+HGoC3PktBWCmTRa5aMHH7uT6BV0hU4XftgsBo6t5yowVJA==)

6. Administrative Law- Read all the topics from this pdf (http://persmin.gov.in/otraining/UNDPProject/undp_modules/Administrative%20Law
%20N%20DLM.pdf) + Read about administrative tribunals from DD Basu.

7. Comparative Public Administration– Read the complete book CPA by Ramesh K  Arora ( it’s only a 180 page book) + chapter on Riggs by Prasad and Prasad. + Read Current status of comparative public administration from this link : http://www.gkbasic.com/2014/04/current-status-of-comparative-public-administration.html

8. Development Dynamics– Social Theory and Development Administration by Mohit Bhattacharya- Unit1, 2, 3, 4, 16, 18

9. Personnel Administration-
Note: Read this topic with Civil Services of Paper 2.
a. Importance of human resource development- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 1
b. Recruitment, training, career advancement- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 5 and 10
c. position classification- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 4
d. performance appraisal- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 6
e. promotion, pay and service conditions- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 7,8,9 and 19
f. employer-employee relations- IGNOU MPA 014- Unit 18
g. grievance redressal mechanism- already covered in IGNOU unit 19
h. Code of conduct- ARC report on Ethics in Governance
i. Administrative Ethics- New Horizons of Public Administration Unit 22+ ARC
report on Ethics in Governance.

10. Public Policy: The chapter on public policy in te book Nicholas Henry. +

Note: Very well covered in MPA 015 Public Policy and Analysis. Please read it
carefully as UPSC asks typical questions from this topic, and those question’s
answers could mostly be found in these IGNOU notes.
a. Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation,
planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their
limitations- Covered in the IGNOU notes
b. State Theories- Read from any book on political science the following topicspluralist theory, elite theory, Marxist theory, capitalist theory, and patriarchal
theory of policy making.

11. Techniques of Administrative Improvement

a. Organisation and methods- Given in Awasthi and Maheshwari.
b. Work study and work management: Management aid tools like network
analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM: New Horizons of Pub Ad Unit 30.
c. PERT and CPM: IGNOU notes on PERT/CPM.
(http://www.slideshare.net/lohitmatani/ignou-pert-cpm)
d. e-governance and information technology: New Horizons of Public
Administration Unit 29+ ARC report on E-governance.

12. Financial Administration

Note: Read this topic with Financial Management of Paper 2.
a. Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt- These topics
can be very well understood IGNOU economics notes. + Read Economic Survey+
Read Monday edition of The Hindu with focus.
b. Budgets – types and forms: Nicholas Henry- Chapter 8
c. Budgeting Process: Awasthi and Awasthi
d. Financial accountability; Accounts and audit- Rajni Goyal and Ramesh AroraUnit 27 and 28; ARC Report on Financial Management.

STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PAPER 2

Unit wise source

1. Evolution of Indian Administration- Very beautifully covered in Part 1 of the book “Indian Administration” by Rajni Goyal and Ramesh K Arora. Read it diligently several times.

2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government-

a. Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture- Chapter 4, 5 and 6 of the book Indian Administration by Rajni Goyal and Ramesh K Arora.

b. Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development- Chapter 3 and 4 of the book “Social Theory and Development Administration” by Mohit Bhattacharya.

3. Public Sector Undertakings: Chapter 9 of the book ” Public Administration” by M Laxmikanth. + “S.K Roongta Committee” report- http://planningcommission.gov.in/reports/genrep/rep_cpse1912.pdf

4. Union Government and Administration- Read pertinent topics from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora. + read ARC report on Union Administration.

5. Plans and Priorities- Again pertinent topics from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + any new report on the website of Planning Commission. + Read Scenario planning + Read about the recent changes being made in the planning architecture and method of grants disbursal.

6. State Government and Administration- This is a very important topic.

a. Read chapter 9, 16, 17 and 18 from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.

b. Read the report of Punchchi Commission. It is very important. One can always quote it.

c. Read the ARC report 15th on State and District Administration.

7. District Administration since Independence-

a. Changing role of the Collector- Chapter 33 of the book ” Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi.

b. Union-state-local relations- Punchhi Commission report.

c. Imperatives of development management and law and order administration- The first topic is current based and is also covered in the 15th report of ARC. Second topic will be covered in law and order administration.

d. District administration and democratic decentralization- Part 5 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + 15th report of ARC.

8. Civil Services- Already covered in paper 1.

9. Financial Management- Sources mentioned in Paper 1+ Part 7 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.

10. Administrative Reforms since Independence-

a. Major Concerns- Chapter 30 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.

b. Important Committees and Commissions- Just make a summary of all the major reports released after independence. A list of them is provided in the book “Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi.

c. Reforms in financial management and human resource development- These topics will be covered in ARC reports on financial management and Personnel Administration. Also keep a track on newspaper reports for these topics.

d.  Problems of implementation- This is a dynamic topic. So read newspaper reports for problems in implementing various reforms. 12th plan document would also be very helpful for this topic. Reading it is anyway necessary for GS.

11. Rural Development- Pertinent topic from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + ARC report on local governance.

12. Urban Local Government- 

a. Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment;
Globallocal debate- Pertinent topic from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + ARC report on local governance.

b. New localism- Refer to this link http://swapsushias.blogspot.in/2012/09/what-is-new-localism.html

c. Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management- ARC report on local governance + Chapter 12 of Nicholas Henry book.

13. Law and Order Administration- “Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi + ARC report on public order+ Annual report of MHA+ Report on Punchchi Commission.

14. Significant issues in Indian Administration-

a. Values in public service- already covered in paper 1

b. Regulatory Commissions- already covered in paper 1

c. National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes- Book by Avasthi and Avasthi + this is a current based topic so please read newspaper articles on this topic+ Big Picture on Rajya Sabha may also help.

d. Citizen-administration interface- already covered

e. Corruption and administration- New Horizons of Public Administration- Chapter 13, 21, 22, 26 + ARC report on ethics in governance & DoPT report on “Values in Administration:

f. Disaster management- One can read the MHA report on Disaster Management. It is voluminous, so making notes once would be helpful.