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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

 

51 . The term 'Shadow Cabinet' in Britain refers to
(a) the Cabinet that is still in the process of formation
(b) the Cabinet Committee that functions under the guidance of the Cabinet
(c) a group of opposition party members with assigned roles
(d) the team of intellectuals advising the Cabinet

52
. In which one of the following countries can a citizen / get speedy justice against the wrongful acts of officials?
(a) India (b) France (c) USA (d) England

53 . Which of the following statements are true of Public Administration in France?
1. The Prefect is now stripped off of much of his executive power and is rechristened 'Commissioner of the Republic'
2. The Prefect is now given more political and financial powers under a scheme of devolution of powers to communes.
3. The regional prefects' main role is to coordinate economic planning.
4. The Mayors of local communes are independent of the state officials.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 2 and 4

54. Which of the following factors contributed to the movement for comparative studies in public administration?
1. the attainment of independence by a large number of former colonial societies.
2. The need to extend the scope of public administration as a discipline.
3. The emphasis by the United Nations as greater interaction among its members.
4. The involvement of a large number of scholars and practitioners of administration in the post-war reconstruction programmes.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4 (d) 3 and 4

55 . Which one of the following influenced the shaping of British administration in India ?
(a) Fabianism (b) Utilitarianism (c) Pluralism (d) Mercantilism

56 . The Central Board of Revenue has been set up by
(a) the Constitution
(b) the order of the Finance Minister
(c) a Law of Parliament
(d) a Presidential order

57 . Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic of Indian administration?
(a) Uniformity
(b) Decentralization
(c) Diarchy
(d) Independent Judiciary

58
. The expression 'Prime Ministerial form of government' indicates a form of government in which (a) the Prime Minister is directly elected by the people
(b) the Prime Minister heads a coalition
(c) the Prime Minister is the Head of the State
(d) the Prime Minister is no longer the first among equals but is dominant

59 . Which of the following functions are performed by the Central Secretariat?
1. Issuing proclamations of Emergency.
2. Policymaking and its modification.
3. Work concerning legislation.
4. Exercising financial controls.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 4 (b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 2, 3 and 4

60 . The Staff Selection Commission is
(a) an 'attached office' under the Ministry of Personnel
(b) a 'subordinate office' of the UPSC
(c) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Personnel
(d) a statutory body under the UPSC

61 . Which of the following statement regarding the Planning Commission is NOT true?
1. It is a body consisting of only specialists.
2. It has been regarded as a Super Cabinet.
3. It consists of both generalists and specialist.
4. It consists of nominees of the National Development Council.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 4

62 . One of the functions of the Planning Commission is to
(a) accordance among the states
(b) recommend Plan Grants for public purpose
(c) supervise the implementation of deregulation
(d) recommend grants-in-aid of revenue

63 . Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
(a) The Planning Commission prepares the plans in consultation with Union Ministries and State Governments
(b) The various central ministries and state governments draw up their own plans according to their needs irrespective of the allocations of funds
(c) An effort is made through negotiations and discussions to arrive at an agreement among the central ministries and state governments on priorities for planned development.
(d) The Draft of the Ave Year Plan prepared by the Planning Commission is placed before the National Development Council for its approval.

64 . Which of the following are NOT subject to the detailed audit of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
1. All Cooperative Societies.
2. All Public Corporations.
3. All civil expenditure.
4. All defence expenditure.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 4

65 . The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits three reports to the Parliament/State Legislatures. Which one of the following reports does NOT come under that category?
(a) Audit Report on Finance Accounts
(b) Audit Report on Appropriation Accounts
(b) Audit Report on Capital Accounts
(d) Audit Report on Commercial and Public Sector Enterprises.

66 . Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A) : Proper maintenance of accounts of the public funds and their audit by an agency independent of the executive control are essential for an efficient administration of public finances. Reason (R) : The spending authorities should produce receipts or vouchers concerning every paisa which they spend.
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

67 . Which one of the following is NOT a characteristic of a government company?
(a) It has an audit board of its own
(b) It is a body corporate
(c) It is owned by the state
(d) Its employees are not civil servants.

68 . Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
List I List II
A. Organized as a major sub-division 1. Public Corporation
of a department of government
B. Represents a combination of 2. Control Board
government ownership and business
management
C. The Articles of Association are 3. Departmental Undertaking
drawn up by the government and
can be revised by it
D. Devised for multi-purpose project 4. Government Company
A B C D A B C D
(a) 4 1 3 2 (b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 3 2 4 1 (d) 4 2 3 1

69. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A): There is a feeling that the institution of All India Services needs reconsideration. Reason (R): Members of the. All India Services foster national integration, as they are recruited from different parts of the country.
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 ti1e correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

70. Which of the following are the features of All India Services?
1. They are common to both Central and State Governments.
2. They are common to all offices of the Government of India throughout the country.
3. The concept of All India Service is based on Tenure System.
4. The members of All India Services are representatives 'of the Central Government.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3 correct
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 3

71 . Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
List I List II
(Organisation) (Function)
A. Ministry of Home Affairs 1. Management of IAS
B. U.P.S.C. 2. Recruitment to Class III (Non-Technical) Posts
C. Ministry of Personnel 3. Cadre controlling of I.P .S.
D. Staff Selection commission 4. Recruitment to Class II posts
5. Advising on inter-service promotions
A B C D A B C D
(a) 3 5 2 1 (b) 3 5 1 2
(c) 1 3 5 4 (d) 5 2 3 1

72 . Which of the following statements are NOT correct?
1. A Member of UPSC holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of 65 years 2. A Member of UPSC is eligible for reappointment for the same post for a second term.
3. A Member of UPSC can accept employment under Central State government after retirement. 4. A Member of UPSC can accept employment as a member of state P.S.C. after retirement. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) l and 2 (b) 1 and 4
(c) 1,.2 and 3 (d) 2, 3 and 4

73. Which of the following ensure functional autonomy of the UPSC?
1. the Chairman and Members can be removed only on the grounds given in the Constitution.
2. The expenditure of the Commission is a charge on the Consolidated Fund of India.
3. The Members and Chairman are allowed to accept jobs after retirement.
4. The Chairman and Members being civil servants function in a neutral manner.
Select the correct using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 2, 3 and 4

74 . Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A): For IAS probationers, "sandwich " training method is employed.
Reason (R) : Field training is useful for providing an insight into the actual administrative situation. 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

75. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A) : A generalist may be defined as a public servant who does not have a special background and is easily transferable to any department.
Reason (R): A generalist by virtue of his general knowledge is capable of working in any department.
In
the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
(a) Both A and R are hue 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





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