Paper 1 – Administrative Thought
Q.1) By ignoring the socio-psychological factors in his Scientific Management theory, Taylor has ensured and has been vital in igniting a global fast-paced evolution to the field of theoretical Public Administration. Critically discuss.
Q.2) Simon’s theory of ‘satisficing’ has been called the epitome of rational decision making, but in reality, it is just a mundane bridge between rational and non-rational perspectives in administrative theory. Comment.
Paper 2 – Philosophical and Constitutional Framework
Q.1) “The Indian Constitution provides a mere environmental setting for our politics and administration but the state of conflict arises from the mass base and the elitist orientation of the two respectively.” Comment. (1992 Mains – 20 Marks)
Q.2) The Preamble of the Indian Constitution is the ultimate source of values for the Indian administration. Discuss.