Public administration – Lec – 33 Unit: personnel administration Topic: career development & performance appraisal The career formation and career development in civil services is discussed here. The performance appraisal and the technique of performance appraisal is also described in detail.

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I. Basic concept: Meaning, Scope and significance of Public Administation; Evalution of
Pubic Administration as discipline (New Public Admn., New Public Management and New
Public Services), Public and Private Administration; its role in developed and developing
societies; Ecology ofAdministration-Social Political, Economic and Culture.
II. Theories ofAdministration: Classical theory (Henri Fayol, Luther Gulick and others);
Scientific management (Taylor and his associates): Bureaucreatic theory (Max Weber and
his critics); Human Relations theory (Elton Mayo and his colleagues); Systems approach
(Chester Bamard).
III. Principles of Organisation: Hierarchy; Unity of Command, Span of Control, Power,
Authority and Responsibility. Coordination; Communication, Supervision, Centralisation,
Decentralisation and Delegation.
IV. Administrative Behaviour: Decision Making with special reference to the contribution
of Herbert Simon, Theories of Communication, Morale, Motivation and Leadership.
V. Structure of Organisation: Chief Executive and his/her functions Line, Staff and
Auxiliary Agencies, Departments, Corporation, Companies, Boards and Commissions,
Headquarters and field relationship.
VI. Personnel Administration: Bureaucracy and Civil Services, Classification,
Recruitment, Training, Career Development, Performance Appraisal, Promotion; Pay
Structuring; Service conditions; Integrity and Discipline, Employer-Employee realations;
Retirement benefits; Generalists and Specialists; Neutrality andAnoymity.
VII. Financial Administration: Concepts of Budget, Preparation, enactment and
execution of the Budget; Performance Budgeting, Zero Base Budgeting, Accounts and
VIII. Accountability and Control: Concepts of Accountability and control, Control over
Administration; Legislative, Executive, Judicial and Citizen control.
IX. Administrative Reforms: Concepts and processes, O & M, Work study and its
techniques, Problems and prospects.
X. Administrative Law: Concepts and significance, Delegated Legislation, Meaning,
types advantages, limitations and safeguards,Administrative Tribunals.
XI. Comparative and Development Administration: Meaning, nature and scope;
Contribution of Fred Riggs with special reference to the Prismatic-Sala Model; Concepts
Scope and significance of development Administration, Political, Economic and socio-
cultural context of DevelopmentAdministration, Concepts ofAdministrative Development.
XII. Public Policy: Concepts and significance, Theories of public, public policy
formulation, execution and evaluation.
I. Evolution of Indian Administration: Major Characteristics of Mauryan, Mughal and
British Periods.
II. Constitutional Setting: Parliamentary Democracy; Federalism; Secularism,
III. Poitical Executive at the Union Level: President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers:
Cabinet Committees.
IV. Structure of control Administration: Central Secretariat; Cabinet secretariat
Ministries and Departments, Boards and Commissions, Field Organizations.
V. Central- State Relations: Legislative,Administrative and Financial.
VI. Public Services: All India, Central and State Services. Union and State Public Service
Commissions: Training of Civil Servants.
VII. Machinary for Planning: Plan formulation at the national level; NITI Aayog, National
Development Council, Planning Machinery at the State and District levels.
VIII. Public Sector Undertakings: Forms, Top-level Managements, control and
IX. Control over Public Expenditure: Parliamentary Control; Role of the Finance
Ministry, Comptroller andAuditor General.
X. Administration of Law and Order: Role of Central and StateAgencies in Maintenance
of Law and Order.
XI. State Administration: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary,
Secretariat; Directorates.
XII. District Administration: Role and importance, District Magistate / Collector, Land
Revenue, Law and Order and Developmental functions, District Rural Development
Angency, Special Programmes of RuralAreas.
XIII. Local Administration: Panchayti Raj and Urban Local Government, Features, forms
and problems,Autonomy of Local Bodies.
XIV. Administration for Welfare: Administration for the welfare of weaker sections with
particular reference to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe


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  1. Rajendra GS Academy 3 years ago

    Sir kya ye complete series hai pub ad. Syllabus Ki…. Ya abhi aur videos Syllabus baki hai…??

  2. shiv Upadh 3 years ago


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