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Public Administration (Main) – Indian Administration: EVOLUTION OF INDIAN ADMINISTRATION Question Pattern & Trend Analysis
(a) Kautilya 1."In the happiness of his subjects lies the king's happiness; in their welfare his welfare." Comment on Kautilyan state administration. In what respects is modem democratic rulers' behavior different from Kautilyan rulers? 2. "The Arthashastra is India's oldest complete text on public administration." (06/20) (03/20)

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3."The machinery of government designed in Kautilya's Arthashastra does not exactly resemble our modem-day polity, but it does contain some principles which could be said to be the part of today's science of public administration." (01/20) 4. "Kautilya's Arthashastra has significant relevance to the contemporary Indian administration." (98/20)

5. 'The principles in Arthashastra do not command as much of our attention as the delineation of the machinery of administration in it... .. It reveals the authors mastery of detail, which could have developed only as a result of his actual experience of administration.' (90/20) (b) Mughal Period 6."The Mughal Administrative System was a military rule by nature and was centralized despotism." (c) British Legacy 9."The main features of British governmental and administrative system continue to influence the present Administrative System." (04/20) 10."Though India emerged as a sovereign state after Independence, the administrative system remained the same as was during the British period." (03/20) 11."After independence, despite the change in socio-economic and political milieu, the basic features of colonial impact on administration continue to exist in our administrative system." Comment. (02/60) 12."The period of British rule generated most of the structural and behavioural values of Indian Administration not by imitation but through interaction." (00/20) 13."Under the Company's rule a distinction was drawn between Regulation and No Regulation Provinces." (97/20) (05/20)

14."It is not wholly correct to suggest that British rule had seriously attempted to bring about unity in India's administration." (96/20) 15."The purpose of Clive's famous double government' was to mask Company's sovereignty." (95/20)

16. Trace the evolution of Judicial Administration in India during the British period and highlight the legacies that persist and the judicial reforms that have followed during the Twentieth Century. ( 93/60) 17."The British colonial administration superimposed the prefectorial system on the historically inherited district administration in India, in the absence of rural local governments at the district level." (93/20) 18.'Lord Ripon was the prophet of local India enshrine social, political and government in India.' (92/20) Google Talk : ajay.niranjan

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