Foundation values for civil services

Foundation values for civil services Values are the standards on which, we evaluate things. For every situation we don’t have time to ‘test’ the case on ethics theories such as utilitarianism. Values provide time saving short-cut in such situation. Under New public management (NPM), the concept of public services is fast changing. Bureaucrat has become directly … Read more

Aptitude for RAS Mains Exam

Aptitude An aptitude is a component of a competence to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Outstanding aptitude can be considered “talent”. An aptitude may be physical or mental. Aptitude is inborn potential to do certain kinds of work whether developed or undeveloped. Ability is developed knowledge, understanding, learned or acquired … Read more

Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance

Administration and management: Meaning, nature and significance The English word ‗administer‘ is derived from a combination of two Latin words and ‗ministrate‘ meaning ‗to serve or manage‘. Literally, the term means management the affairs of public or private. Administration refers to mobilisation of resources – human and material- to achieve pre-set of objectives. Administration is … Read more

Administration and Management;Role in developed and developing societies

  Following are the major role of administration and management in developing societies:-  promotion of a rational development of economic proportions through macroregulation,  control of the privatization process of state-owned enterprises and public services, securing free competition and transparency in its implementation,  securing an effective exercise of ownership rights of the State … Read more

Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline, new public administration

  There are five stages in the chronology of the evolution of Public Administration as a discipline; these stages are theoretically driven as encapsulated below: Stage 1: politics administration dichotomy (1887-1926) Stage 2: principles of administration (1927-1937) Stage 3: era of challenge (1938-1947) Stage 4: crises of identity (1948-1970) Stage 5: public policy perspective (1971 … Read more

Theories of public administration.

Theories of Public Administration Public Administration is an aspect of a more generic concept of administration. Public Administration houses the implementation of government policy and an academic discipline that studies this implementation and that prepares civil servants for this work. Some of the various definitions which have been offered for them are: the management of … Read more

Functions of management

Management refers to the activities, and often the group of people, involved in the following five general functions: 1. Planning 2. Organizing 3. Staffing 4. Directing 5. Controlling PLANNING: It is the ongoing process of developing the business’s mission and objectives and determining how they will be accomplished. Planning includes both the broadcast view of … Read more

Corporate governance and social responsibility

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development defines Corporate governance as a set of relationships between a company‘s management, its board, its shareholders and other stakeholders. Corporate governance also provides the structure through which the objectives of the company are set, and the means of attaining those objectives and monitoring performance are determined. Corporate governance provides … Read more

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