Public Administration Class Notes LUKMAAN IAS- Ansari Sir covers the entire IAS Mains Syllabus.
Lukmaan IAS under the guidance of Salamuddin Ansari Sir scales a new height in a short span of time.
Apart from Public Administration Classes it offered General Studies, Geography -Optional,Sociology-Optional Classes. Institute believes in students to gain knowledge of the subjects in a manner to secure maximum marks.
According to Ansari Sir approach has changed to include view based preparation and it is reflected in our all programmes.
Following is the course content of the material:-
Lukmaan IAS Public administration class notes in covered below syllabus according UPSC exam.
SYLLABUS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PAPER – I Administrative Theory
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.
3. Administrative Behaviour: Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale;
Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary; Theories of Leadership: Traditional and
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
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;
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 and administration – Indianization of public services, revenue
administration, district administration, local self-government.
2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of 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
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; Union state-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
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.