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Public Administration CSS Syllabus 2016 is available here. Candidates will be expected to display in depth knowledge of basic Public Administration concepts, Public Organization, Classical and Contemporary Theories, Public Policy Planning, Implementation and Evaluation, Budgeting and Financial Management, Managing Human Resources, Administrative Law, Public Management Skills and The Civil Service of Pakistan.

Public Administration CSS Syllabus 2016

  1. Public Administration: Concepts, Approaches and Context

Definitions; Role and Scope of Public Administration in Society; Issues in Public Administration Theory and Practice – Democracy versus Bureaucracy, Politics versus Administration, Efficiency versus Equity; Core Values of Public Administration – Rule of Law, Efficiency, Equity and Fairness, Responsiveness; Traditional Public Administration; New Public Management; New Public Service; Governance Approach to Public Administration; Islamic Concept of Public Administration; Historical roots of Public administration in Pakistan.

2.Public Organization: Classical  and Contemporary Theories and Concepts

Bureaucracy; Scientific Management; The Human Relations; Leadership, Motivation, Network; Governance; Strategic Management; Public Choice; Administrative Culture; Types of Organizational Structure; Organization of Federal, Provincial, and Local Government in Pakistan; Administrative Culture of Pakistan; Inter-governmental Relations at Federal and Provincial level in Pakistan.

3. Public Policy Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

Strategic Planning and Management; Planning Process; Policy Analysis; Policy Implementation; Program Evaluation; Planning Machinery; Role of Donors and International Institutions in Public Policy and Management; Policy making and implementation of Federal Government of Pakistan.

4. Budgeting and Financial Management

The Budget as a Policy Tool; The Budget as a Managerial Tool; Principles of Budgeting, Auditing and Accounting in Government; The Line-Item Budget; The Performance Budget; Program Budgeting; Zero-Base Budgeting; Outcome-Based Budgeting. Planning and Budgeting in Pakistan.

5. Managing Human Resources

Spoil versus Merit System in Public Employment; Personnel versus Human Resources Management; Close versus Open System of Public Employment; Functions of Human Resources Management; Challenges of Adopting HRM in Public Sector.

6. Administrative Law

Meaning, Scope and Significance; Nature and Contents of Administrative Law, Administrative Ethics, Delegation of authority and Legislation, Administrative Tribunals; Administrative Law- Pakistan.

7. Public Management Skills

Communication;Decision Making,Conflict Management;Leading, Administrative Buffering; Managing Change; Managing Diversity; Stress Management; Delegation; Public Service Motivation; Creativity and Problem Solving; Issues of Public Management.

8. The Civil Service of Pakistan

Historical Background of Civil Service, The Structure of civil Service; History of Civil Service Reform; Management of Civil Service; Institutional and Cultural Context of Civil Service; Role of Civil Service in Good Governance, Gender and Civil Service.

9. Organization of Provincial and Local Government

Governance Structure of Provincial Administration; Organization of Provincial Secretariat; Organization and Functions of Provincial Authorities and Agencies and their Relationship with Government Departments; Post-devolution Local Governance; Organization and Functions of District Government and Administration; Organization and Structure of City District Government; Issues and Challenges of Local Governance.

10. Governance and Administrative Reforms

Theories of Administrative Reforms; Types of Administrative Reforms, Privatization, Regulation, De-regulation, Decentralization, Business Re-engineering, Quality Assurance; Administrative Reform in Pakistan.

11. Public Administration: Accountability & Control

Bureaucratic Responsiveness; Representative Bureaucracy; Citizens Engagement in Public Service; Accountability & Control, The Concept and Approaches to Public Accountability of Public Service; Institutional Framework for Administrative Accountability; Legislative, Executive and Judicial Control over Administration, Administrative Corruption; Role of Civil Society in Good Governance, Media, Interest Groups, Civil Society Organizations; The Situation in Pakistan.

12. Public Administration and Development

Role of Public Administration in Development; Concept of Development Administration; Difference Between Development Administration and Development Management; Changing Role of Public Administration in Development, Issues and Challenges in Public Administration- The Pakistan Situation.

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