Structure of Indian Administration

Paper Code: 
PAD 102

This paper orients the students towards the applied aspect of the subject and basic frame work of Indian Administration. It explores the working of nodal bodies of Indian Administration.

Unit I: 

a) Historical Background of Indian Administration with Special Reference to the influence of British Administration.
b) Salient Features of Indian Administration.

Unit II: 

* Union Executive :
a) Role of Indian President – Powers and Functions.
b) Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
c) Relationship between President and Prime Minister.

Unit III: 

* Organization and Functions of :
a) Cabinet Secretariat.
b) Central Secretariat : Ministries, Attached and Subordinate offices.
Tenure System and Split System.
c) Prime Ministers Office

Unit IV: 

* Working and Organization of the following :
a) Home Ministry :
b) Ministry of Personnel Administration, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Unit V: 

Issues in Indian Administration.
i) Problem of Corruption - Grievances redressal machinery with special reference to Lokayukta and Lokpal.
ii) Ministers and Civil Servant relationship.
iii) Specialist and generalist relationship.

Essential Readings: 

 Ramesh Arora & Rajni Goel, (1996). Indian Public Administration, Vishaw Prakashan.

 S.R. Maheshwari, (2005). Indian Administration Orient Longman.

 Avasthi and Avasthi, Indian Administration,

 P. Sharan, Public Administration in India,

 Hoshiar Singh, Public Administration in India


 R.K. Sapru, Indian Administration

 S.L. Goel, Financial Administration of India

 S.R. Maheshwari, (2005). History of Indian Administration, Orient Longman.

 B.L. Fadia, (2006) Public Administration in India Sahitya Bhawan Publications.

 P L. Sanjiv Reddy : Issues and Themes in Indian Administration.

 Mohit Bhattacharya, (2005). Indian Administration, World Press.

 Relevant Report of II ARC