Sunday, November 14, 2010

Books for Public Administration:

1. New Horizons of Public Administration by Mohit Bhattacharya ( must read for mains as well)

2. Indian Public Administration by Rajni Goyal and Ramesh K Arora ( till recently this was the only book to be read for paper 2 of mains. It is still the most crucial book for P2).

3. Administrative Thinkers by Prasad and Prasad ( must read for pre and mains paper one).

4. Public Administration and Public Affairs by Nicholas Henry ( some chapters need more focus than others).

5. Development Administration by Mohit Bhattacharya ( many new topics of the changed syllabus for mains are covered in this book).

Notes: Sunil Gupta's test series notes for mains. Vajiram and Ravi's printed notes for civil services Pre and mains (very useful).

Newspaper clippings. This is very important as Pub Ad is a very dynamic subject and deals with governments functioning, which is tracked by the media. Although The Hindu is a must read, I will recommend Indian Express for Pub Ad preparation.

Go through the reports of various committees and commissions set up to evaluate governmental functioning. This includes the pay commission reports, administrative reform commission and other panels reports.
Functioning, powers of constitutional bodies. Go through the Articles concerning PRIs very thoroughly. Polity alone can fetch you 10-15 marks in civil services prelims exams.
{Courtesy: a pal}

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