PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Combined Competitive Examination for Recruitment to the Posts of Provincial Management Service, ETC. – 2015
Subject: Public Administration Paper I
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions. Attempt in English or Urdu language. All questions carry equal marks.
Q.1. Are public organisations different from business organisations? Please answer your question in view of the concepts, approaches and values a public administration in a society. Support your answer with relevant practices of public administration.
Q.2. Budgeting is an important aspect of public organisation, discuss its role, types and process with special focus on financial accountability and performance in public sector organisations.
Q.3. Change is inevitable for contemporary organisations, discuss its importance with reference to administrative reform introduced around the world including Pakistan. Support your view with relevant examples.
Q.4. Define the term ‘Good Governance’ and its salient features. To what extent do you think existing bureaucratic structure of Pakistani public organisations facilitate or impede the practice of the concept in public sector organisations?
Q.5. What is meant by ‘Decision Making’? Define the process of making decisions in public sector organizations. Identify major issues and challenges in public sector Decision Making and implementation using Pakistani public organisations as a case in point.
Q.6. Define the term ‘Motivation’ and its key process. Discuss major issues and challenges in public service motivation as discussed in the literature with specific reference to Pakistan and suggest ways to enhance the motivation level of employees in public sector organisations.
Q.7. Discuss importance of intergovernmental relations for effective governance. Critically evaluate the role of local government in this regard. Support your view with relevant examples.
Q. 8. Civil society organisations are viewed as partners in the process of development, discuss their role and importance in developing countries using a good governance perspective