Public Administration & Management Study Notes for RAS Mains Exam Paper-3

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Unit II- Concepts, Issues and Dynamics of Public Administration and Management

Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance. Its role in developed & developing societies. Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline, new public administration, Theories of public administration.
Concepts of power, authority, legitimacy, responsibility and delegation.
Principles of organization: Hierarchy, Span of control and unity of command
Functions of management, Corporate governance and social responsibility
New dimensions of public management, management of change.
Aptitude and foundational values of civil services: integrity, impartiality, and non partisanship, dedication to public service, relationship between generalists and specialists.
Legislative & Judicial control over administration: various methods and techniques of legislative & judicial control.
Administrative setup, administrative culture in Rajasthan: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Secretariat and Chief Secretary.
District administration: organization, role of District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional and Tehsil administration.
Development Administration: Meaning, Scope and Characteristics.
State Human Rights Commission, State Election Commission, Lokayukta, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011.