PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE – 2019
SUBJECT: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PAPER – I )
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
NOTE: Attempt FIVE Questions in All. Attempt in Urdu or English.
Q.No. 1: Do you think “Administrative Corruption” is a serious problem faced by Pakistan today? If you find a disparity, what might account for it? Explain how control can be executed through internal and external mechanism? (20 Marks)
Q. No. 2: Is “Political Neutrality” the answer of all ills in Pakistan’s bureaucracy? Discuss the concept under “Politics Administration Dichotomy” given by Woodrow. (20 Marks)
Q.No. 3: Financial management is an important part of government activities. Discuss some of the concerns a budget planner deal with Capital budgeting, Debt management and Risk management.
Q. No. 4: Decision Making is a vital concept of organizational theory. Write a note on the following decision-making models: (6 + 7 + 7 = 20 Marks)
(a) Incremental Model (b) Adjudicatory Model (c) Mixed-Scanning Model
Q. No. 5: Define Public Administration and its importance in society, Critically evaluate the core values of Public Administration i.e. Rule of Law, Merit, Transparency, Efficiency, Equity and Responsiveness in terms of their implementation in public sector organizations by drawing examples. (20 Marks)
Q. No. 6: Define the term ‘Good Governance’ and its salient features. To what extent do you think the existing bureaucratic structure of Pakistani public organizations facilitate or impede the practice of the concept in public organizations? (20 Marks)
Q. No. 7: What is meant by ‘Planning? Define importance, scope and process of Planning in public sector organizations with special focus on the role of Planning Machinery. Identify major issues and challenges in this regard. (20 Marks)
Q. No. 8: Discuss importance of inter-governmental relations for effective governance. Critically evaluate the role of provincial governments with regard to 18th Constitutional amendment and its implementation in Pakistan. (20 Marks)