Public Administration as an Optional Subject in Civil Services Exams of UPSC is considered to be a scoring paper. Our objective in bringing out this book is to help those aspirants who have chosen it as an optional and wish to concentrate more on the subject particularly the Indian Administration part to score higher marks. This Indian Administration part helps aspirants in understanding Polity & Governance Paper in General Studies as well. The book has been written with a view to elucidate every aspect and every point in a substantiated manner by citing concrete examples such as of criminalization of politics, political corruption, election funding and so on.
The pattern of questions being asked in optional Public Administration paper in UPSC mains is that of complicated questions. Looking into this trend we have prepared a package for our readers who trust us, by laying bare secret of success for writing good answers in Public Administration by explaining each and every significant portion of the topics from where the question are expected to be framed. It has been observed that students have found it difficult to understand the difficulty level of question papers of the last three years; and this issue of book addresses this concern of students in all sincerity as our expert authors have assiduously taken pains in explaining conceptual clarity to students to equip them with ability to write those concepts in a simple manner. We have constantly kept this difficulty in our view while preparing the book for UPSC aspirants. There are many other striking and salient features that make the book unique and distinguished.
The book applies point format wherever necessary by incorporating as many points as possible. The topics are well - interpreted with relevant materials that justify the context of the expected questions. With a focus on basics the contents are presented in as simple manner as possible.
Another important aspect about this publication is that efforts have been made to interlink concepts of both the papers of the subject. In the chapter of District Administration frequent administrators’ transfers have been explained in relation to Maslow’s theory. In this manner concepts become clearer to the students. Similarly Human resource Management in Indian Administration has been discussed in relation to Behavioral theorists of the west and by understanding that we find ourselves to have become administrative thinkers at the end of the chapter. It is small step in the pious mission to win trust of our readers and success of our efforts is best left to be judged by our wise readers.