Public Administration for UPSC IAS Mains Exam
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Public Administration for UPSC IAS Mains Exam

Comprehensive course for IAS Aspirants | Thorough Practice | Includes study notes & online coaching

29 Aug

31 Weeks

Course started: 29 Aug

This course runs for 31 Weeks
75

tutorials

1

live classe

Overview
Special care has been taken to conduct and prepare this course as per the UPSC Public Administration syllabus. The course comprises of a judicious mix of- LIVE instruction + Assignments +Doubt Clearing Sessions.

We do understand that practice is what makes one perfect. So, after every class, Homework assignments would be given to help you understand the question-type you can expect from the topic covered during the session.

Emphasis will be given on answer writing skills. Initially ‘model answers’ would be given to help you understand the structure required for the same.

Note: Some unique tricks would be taught to leverage illustrations and current affairs to score more marks.

Course Deliverables:
  •  40 LIVE classes
  •  50+ recorded classes of previous batch
  •  Course Duration: 4 months
  •  Model answers + Take home assignments
  • Monthly feed of Relevant topics on GK; Current Affairs for IAS Mains Paper II

 


NOTE: 12 tests (with model answers) available at extra charges
 
Class timings:
Weekdays: 6 AM to 7:30 AM or 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Weekends: 3 PM to 4:30 PM or 8 PM to 9:30 PM

Course Outline:

Paper I:


1. Introduction:
  • Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration
  • Wilson’s vision of Public Administration
  • Evolution of the discipline and its present status
  • New Public Administration
  • Public Choice approach
  • Challenges of Liberalization, Privatisation, Globalisation
  • Good Governance: concept and application
  • New Public Management


2. Administrative Thought:
  • Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement
  • Classical Theory
  • Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments
  • Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett)
  • Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others)
  • Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard)
  • Simon’s decision-making theory;
  • Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor)


3. Administrative Behaviour:
  • Process and techniques of decision-making
  • Communication
  • Morale
  • MotivationTheories – content, process and contemporary
  • Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern


4. Organisations:
  • Theories – systems, contingency
  • Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions
  • Ad hoc and advisory bodies
  • Headquarters and Field relationships
  • Regulatory Authorities; Public – Private Partnerships


5. Accountability and control:
  • Concepts of accountability and control
  • Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration
  • Citizen and Administration
  • Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations
  • Civil society
  • Citizen’s Charters
  • Right to Information
  • Social audit


6. Administrative Law:
  • Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law
  • Delegated legislation
  • Administrative Tribunals


7. Comparative Public Administration:
  • Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems
  • Administration and politics in different countries
  • Current status of Comparative Public Administration
  • Ecology and administration
  • Riggsian models and their critique


8. Development Dynamics:
  • Concept of development
  • Changing profile of development administration
  • ‘Antidevelopment thesis’
  • Bureaucracy and development
  • Strong state versus the market debate
  • Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries
  • Women and development - the self-help group movement


9. Personnel Administration:
  • Importance of human resource development
  • Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions
  • Employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism
  • Code of conduct
  • Administrative ethics


10. Public Policy:
  • Models of policy-making and their critique
  • Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations
  • State theories and public policy formulation


11. Techniques of Administrative Improvement:
  • Organisation and methods, Work study and work management
  • e-governance and information technology
  • Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM


12. Financial Administration:
  • Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets – types and forms
  • Budgetary process
  • Financial accountability; Accounts and audit


 


Paper II : Indian Administration

1. Evolution of Indian Administration:
  • Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration
  • Legacy of British rule in politics andadministration - Indianization of public services
  • Revenue administration
  • District administration
  • Local self-government


2. Philosophical and Constitutional frameworkof government:
  • Salient features and value premises
  • Constitutionalism
  • Political culture
  • Bureaucracy and democracy
  • Bureaucracy and development


3. Public Sector Undertakings:
  • Public sector in modern India
  • Forms of Public Sector Undertakings
  • Problems of autonomy, accountability and control
  • Impact of liberalization and privatization


4. Union Government and Administration:
  • Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes
  • Recent trends
  • Intragovernmental relations
  • Cabinet Secretariat
  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • Central Secretariat
  • Ministries and Departments;
  • Boards
  • Commissions
  • Attached offices
  • Field organizations


5. Plans and Priorities:
  • Machinery of planning
  • Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council
  • ‘Indicative’ planning
  • Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels
  • Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice


6. State Government and Administration:
  • Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations
  • Role of the Finance Commission;
  • Governor
  • Chief Minister
  • Council of Ministers
  • Chief Secretary
  • State Secretariat
  • Directorates


7. District Administration since Independence:
  • Changing role of the Collector
  • Unionstate- local relations;
  • Imperatives of development management and law and order administration
  • District administration and democratic decentralization


8. Civil Services:
  • Constitutional position
  • Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building
  • Good governance initiatives
  • Code of conduct and discipline
  • Staff associations
  • Political rights
  • Grievance redressal mechanism
  • Civil service neutrality
  • Civil service activism


9. Financial Management:
  • Budget as a political instrument
  • Parliamentary control of public expenditure
  • Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area
  • Accounting techniques
  • Audit
  • Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India


10. Administrative Reforms since Independence:
  • Major concerns
  • Important Committees and Commissions
  • Reforms in financial management and human resource development
  • Problems of implementation


11. Rural Development:
  • Institutions and agencies since independence
  • Rural development programmes: foci and strategies
  • Decentralization and Panchayati Raj
  • 73rd Constitutional amendment


12. Urban Local Government:
  • Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas
  • 74th Constitutional Amendment
  • Globallocal debate
  • New localism
  • Development dynamics
  • politics and administration with special reference to city management


13. Law and Order Administration:
  • British legacy
  • National Police Commission
  • Investigative agencies
  • Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism
  • Criminalisation of politics and administration
  • Police- public relations; Reforms in Police


14. Significant issues in Indian Administration:
  • Values in public service
  • Regulatory Commissions
  • National Human Rights Commission
  • Problems of administration in coalition regimes
  • Citizen-administration interface
  • Corruption and administration
  • Disaster management


 


Testimonials:
After Successful Completion of 3 Batches, read what our students have to say about us!

"The Public Administration classes were very helpful, easy, precise, and also the teachers were very cooperative and knowledgeable. I am really grateful to WizIQ for coming up with the idea of such wonderful online learning platform that saves both time and money. I am looking forward to apply for some more courses." - Samardeep Singh.

"Shweta Ma’am is a very supportive teacher and highly knowledgeable. She is always ready to help students. A very professional teacher, who ensures that every student learns in her class.. Moreover her teaching style is amazing. She has a unique way of connecting with any student. I can say she is a complete teacher. Always ready to reply never ending queries of students with enthusiasm."- Deepti Bhola.

Language of instruction: English

About the instructor
Online Academy of IAS Coaching

Hyderabad , India

We teach students and aspirants of Indian Administrative Services and Architecture exams. We specialize in CSAT, General Studies for IAS Prelims and Mains, Public Administration for IAS Mains, Political Science for IAS Mains and Anthropology for IAS Mains. The faculty has qualifications from NITs and IIMs. We are a young Institute and go the extra mile and try harder for your success.

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Schedule & Syllabus

WEEK 1

Week 3
18 Oct - 24 Oct
18 Oct Scientific Management FW Taylor
 
19 Oct Public Administration - Class 5
60 Minutes  
22 Oct Public Administration - Class 6
60 Minutes  
23 Oct ELTON MAYO
 
24 Oct Public Administration - Class 7
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 4

WEEK 1

Week 6
10 Nov - 16 Nov
10 Nov Public Administration class 13
60 Minutes  
11 Nov Public Administration class 14
60 Minutes  
14 Nov Public Administration Class 15
60 Minutes  
14 Nov Demo
60 Minutes  
15 Nov Public Administration Class 16
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 7

WEEK 1

Week 8
24 Nov - 30 Nov
24 Nov Public Administration Class 21
60 Minutes  
24 Nov Demo
30 Minutes  
27 Nov Public Administration class 22
60 Minutes  
27 Nov Demo for Pub AD
30 Minutes  
28 Nov Public Administration Class 23
60 Minutes  
30 Nov Public Administration Class 24
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 9
02 Dec - 08 Dec
02 Dec Public Administration Class 25
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 10
14 Dec - 20 Dec
14 Dec Public Administration Class 26
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 11
21 Dec - 27 Dec
21 Dec Public Administration class 27
60 Minutes  
22 Dec Public Administration class 28
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 12
09 Jan - 15 Jan
09 Jan Public Administration Class 1
60 Minutes  
11 Jan Public Administration Class 2
60 Minutes  
12 Jan Public Administration Class 29
60 Minutes  
13 Jan Public Administration Class 3
60 Minutes  
14 Jan Meaning Scope and Significance
 
14 Jan Wilson's Vision of Public Ad
 
14 Jan Evolution of Public Administration
 
14 Jan Public Administration Class 30
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 13
27 Jan - 02 Feb
27 Jan Public Administration Class 5
60 Minutes  
30 Jan Public Administration Class 39 & 40
60 Minutes  
02 Feb Public Administration Class 6
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 14
03 Feb - 09 Feb
03 Feb Public Admiistration Class 7
60 Minutes  
03 Feb Marry Parker Follet
 
03 Feb Classical Theory
 
07 Feb Questions with Hint
 
09 Feb Public Administration Class 8
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 15
10 Feb - 16 Feb
10 Feb Behavioural Approach
 
10 Feb Public Administration Class 9 & 10
60 Minutes  
11 Feb Herbet Simon
 
14 Feb Public Administration Class 10
60 Minutes  
16 Feb Public Administration Class 11 & 12
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 16
17 Feb - 23 Feb
17 Feb Bureaucracy
 
17 Feb Scientific Management
 
17 Feb Systems Approach
 
17 Feb Human Relations Theory
 
17 Feb Public Administration Class 13 14
60 Minutes  
18 Feb Public Administration Class 15
60 Minutes  
23 Feb Public Administration Class 15 & 16
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 17
24 Feb - 02 Mar
24 Feb Public Administration Class 17 & 18
60 Minutes  
26 Feb Public Administration Class 19
60 Minutes  
28 Feb Public Administration Class 20
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 18

WEEK 1

Week 19
11 Mar - 17 Mar
11 Mar Public Administration Class 31 & 32
120 Minutes  
15 Mar Public Administration Class 33
60 Minutes  
17 Mar Public Administration Class 35 & 36
120 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 20
21 Mar - 27 Mar
21 Mar State Legislature
 
21 Mar Chief Minister
 
21 Mar Local Governement
 
21 Mar Public Administration Class 36
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 21
30 Mar - 05 Apr
30 Mar Public Administration Class 37 & 38
60 Minutes  
31 Mar Public Administration Class 39 & 40
120 Minutes  
03 Apr Governor
 
03 Apr State Secretariat
 
04 Apr Public Administration Class 39 & 40
120 Minutes  
04 Apr Extension Session
30 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 22
22 Jun - 28 Jun
22 Jun Public Administration Class I
60 Minutes  
23 Jun Public Administration Class 2
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 23

WEEK 1

Week 24
06 Jul - 12 Jul
06 Jul Public Administration Class 5
90 Minutes  
07 Jul Public Administration Class 6-7
90 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 25
19 Jul - 25 Jul
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WEEK 1

Week 27

WEEK 1

Week 28
13 Aug - 19 Aug
13 Aug Public Administration Class 21
60 Minutes  
15 Aug Public Administration Class 22-23
120 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 29
23 Aug - 29 Aug
23 Aug Public Administration Class 22-23
120 Minutes  
24 Aug Public Administration Class 24-25
60 Minutes  

WEEK 1

Week 30
30 Aug - 05 Sep
30 Aug Public Administration Class 25-26
90 Minutes  
01 Sep Public Administration Class 27-28
120 Minutes  
02 Sep Public Administration 29-30
120 Minutes  
03 Sep Public Administration Class 31-32
120 Minutes  
04 Sep Public Administration 33 - 34
120 Minutes  
05 Sep Public Administration 35-36
120 Minutes