PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Combined Competitive Examination for Recruitment to the Posts of Provincial Management Service, ETC. – 2014
Subject: Public Administration Paper II
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. “PEMRA” Is a regulatory authority and its functions are different from other departments. Discuss this statement and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of a regulatory authority. what steps should be taken to improve the working of regulatory authorities?
Q.2. What do you understand by the National Finance Commission Award? Discuss the structure and functions of national finance Commission. Suggest ways and means to improve its effectiveness.
Q.3. Inter-departmental coordination is a big issue in all public organizations of the world. Discuss this issue in the context of our public organizations, give examples from everyday life. As a civil servant, how will you try to improve the inter-departmental coordination?
Q.4. if you want a public organization to be successful, you will have to “listen to the system “, “listen to employee” and “listen to the client/customer”. How would you improve the system, how would you incorporate the ideas of employees, and how would you respond to the clients to make your organization a success.
Q.5. Media is said to be the fourth pillar of the state, sometime its role is not so positive and some international influence seems obvious. Discuss the positive and negative role of the media on policy formulation and function of the public organizations.
Q.6. In certain areas, local government performs better than bureaucracy. Identify such areas and highlight why local government can perform better than bureaucracy in these areas. Suggest ways and means to further strengthen the local government in our country.
Q.7. Public organizations, in our country, operate under some specific laws, rules, and regulations. It has been observed that these rules become outdated with the passage of time. There is little initiative to change, modify or Improve these rules. Discuss the reasons why these rules and regulations keep pace with changing times?
Q.8. Discuss the structure and functions of Punjab Ombudsman office. What advantages we have in an ombudsman as compared to courts? What can we do further improve the effectiveness?