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IAS: Public Admiistration Prelims (1997)

IAS: Public Admiistration Prelims (1997)

IAS: Public Admiistration Prelims (1997)

Time Allowed : Two Hours Maximum Marks : 300

 

26 . Which of the following are included in the principles of anonymity of civil service?
1. Non-accountability of the civil service to the legislature
2. Civil servants becoming professional experts
3.Application of the doctrine of ministerial responsibility
4. Explaining by civil servants what their departments are doing
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 1,2 and 3. (d) 2, 3 and 4

27 . Which one of the following is a common objective of the 'Rule of Lapse', 'Sunset Legislation' and 'Zero-Based Budgeting'?
(a) Economy in expenditure
(b) Legislative control
(c) Review and reauthorization of expenditures
(d) Ensuring achievement of physical targets

28 . Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
List I List II
A. The Speaker 1.Fixes the time limit for discussion of Demands
B. The Finance Minister 2. Examines the financial operation of the executive
C. The President 3. Makes mention in the Parliament about the annual financial statement
D. The C & AG 4. Participates in the formulation of Five Year Plan
A B C D A B C D
(a) 1 4 3 2 (b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 1 4 2 3 (c) 4 1 3 2

29. Given below are two statements, one labeled as R. Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Re-appropriation is an executive act.
Reason (R) : Re-appropriation is permissible to meet the expenditure in a new service.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

30 . In the context of the budget, the term guillotine is used with reference to
(a) Appropriation bill
(b) Consolidated fund charges
(c) Voting of Demands
(d) Finance Bill


31
. Which of the following form part of the budget in India?
1. Estimated income and expenditure for the following year
2. Revised figures for the preceding year
3. Revised estimates for the current year
4. Actual figures for the previous year
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 3 and 4

32 . Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The Ministry of Finance is no longer the central agency to exercise control over finances.
Reason (R) : Administrative ministries demand greater delegation of financial powers from the Finance Ministry for speedy implementation of development programmes.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the Correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(a) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

33 . Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
List I List II
A. Voting on the 1. Prior consent of the demands for grants President
B. Budget 2. Not subject to vote of Parliament
C. Money Bill 3. Al instrument of socioeconomic change
D. Charged Expenditure 4. Enactment of Budget
5. Public Accounts Committee
A B C D A B C D
(a) 4 3 1 2 (b) 3 4 2 5
(c) 1 3 4 2 (d) 1 4 3 2

34 . In the h1dian budgetary system, pending the passage of Finance Bill in the Parliament, the provisional collection under Tax Act, 1931 empowers the government to collect taxes for a period of
(a) 50 days (b) 60 days (c) 75 days (d) 90 days

35 . Which of the following are included in Budgetary Control by executive?
1. Allotment
2. Apportionment
3. Audit
4. Sanctions
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2,3 and 4 (b) 1,2 and 4
(c) 1 and 2 (d) 3 and 4

36 . Which one of the following is NOT the occasion for criticizing the administration in the Lok Sabha?
(a) General discussion on the budget
(b) Voting on demands for grants
(c) Motion of tanks to the President
(d) Discussion on the finance Bill

37 . Which one of the following is NOT a function of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation? (a) To evolve a systematic pattern of the terms of delegation ,
(b) To improve the methods of publicity of the rules
(c) To lay down rules and regulations on the table of the House
(d) To achieve uniformity in rule-making procedures

38. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The Legislature exerts authority over administration through the appropriation process.
Reason (R) : The gross amount of the appropriation determines the volume of official activity and an itemized appropriation act may leave little or no administrative discretion.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explaT1ation of A
(b) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

39. Which of the following are tools of executive control over administration?
1. Budget 2. Civil Service Code
3. Audit by C & AG 4. Rule-making power
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4 (d) 3 and 4

40. The most important device of supplying power to the judiciary to invalidate a Statute in India is provided by:
(a) The Directive Principles of State Policy
(b) The Fundamental Rights
(c) Articles 350 and 351
(d) Prerogative Writs

41. Under which of the following circumstances judicial intervention in administration is justified? 1. When there is abuse of discretion
2. When there is honest difference of opinion
3. When there is error of law
4. When there is lack of jurisdiction
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

42 . The specific purpose of the proposed institution of Lok Pal is to
(a) strengthen legislative control over administration
(b) supplement Judicial Control over administration
(c) protect and promote insufficient administration
(d) enable effective popular control over administration

43 . Which of the following are emphasized by Riggs to compare administrative systems?
1. Model building
2. Cultural Dimension
3. Ecological perspective
4. Structure-functional approach
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

44 . In which one of the following countries is control over the administration through questions and motions to 'no confidence' NOT possible ?
(a) Pakistan (b) Britain
(c) USA (d) France

45 . Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Comparative Public Administration is an attempt to study administrative systems in their ecological settings.
Reason (R) : Socio-economic context has a bearing on administration.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

46. The major conceptual achievement of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in the USA is the vindication of the
(a) inadequate validity of the merit principle
(b) separation of managerial, political and legal aspects of personnel administration
(c) defect of bipartisan nature of the erstwhile C. S. Commission
(d) merits of the theory of checks and balances

47. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
List I List II

A. Northgate Trevelyan Report 1. Organization of permanent civil service
B. The Pendleton Act 2. Training of Police Personnel
C. Hoover Commission Report 3. Civil Service Examination reform
D. Satish Chandra Committee Report 4. Political activities of civil servants
5. Introducting Merit System:
A B C D A B C D
(a) 5 4 2 3 (b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 1 5 4 3 (d) 1 5 3 2

48. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : The Soviet bureaucracy had a subordinate relationship with the Communist Party.
Reason (R) : The functions of the Soviet Government used to be controlled and directed by the Communist Party.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

49 . Which one of the following statements is correct?
(a) What the Treasury does in U.K. is done.
(b) What the Treasury does in U.K. is shared by three agencies in U.S.A.- The Treasury, the
Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems protection Board.
(c) What the Treasury does in U.K. is done by the U.S. Treasury.
(d) There are Civil Service Commissions in both the U.K. and the U.S.A

50 . Which of the following are distinct features of the British Civil Service as compared with the French Civil Service?
1. Dominance of generalist administrators.
2. Anonymity of central government officers.
3. Restriction on political rights of civil servants.
4. Appointment of the members of the British Administrative class as Chief Executive officers of Local Authorities.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4





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