- The post colonial world experienced bureaucracy ( Government Servants) led development.
What does this sentence mean? Why was it so? What did it require?
- What were the misgivings of this bureaucracy led Development? Why were there such misgivings? By the way how does the common man perceive bureaucracy ?
- What are the accustomed tasks of bureaucracy? Are they sufficient to promote development? What is more urgent: Development of Bureaucracy or Bureaucracy led development? Which is likely to be more successful ?
- What are the requirements of bureaucracy to achieve modernisation ? Is it capable of achieving it? If not why not? If it can, how far can it go?
- It is said that bureaucracy is heavily urban oriented. How and why do we need to change it?
- Bureaucracy is structure oriented. How? What are those structures? Can they be ignored?
- Inspite of all criticism Weber still rules the field. How? What shall we do about it?
- Why did Weber regard Bureaucracy as inevitable to the State. Do you agree that bureaucracy should it be more bureaucratic or less bureaucratic. What is the likely future of bureaucracy?
9 Whether it is production through machines or without machines Bureaucracy enters in. Answer with reference to Taylor and Weber.
- Weberian Bureaucracy is efficient but kills the soul. Comment
- How can a bureaucrat escape red tape?
- The Defence forces have AFSPA but the Bureaucracy does not. Why? What are the constraints on Bureaucracy. Answer must be technical.
13 . What is Social Audit? Explain with reference to a concrete case.
- Bureaucracy is accountable, impersonal and accountable. What mechanisms exist to ensure these.
- To make the bureaucracy efficient lateral entry is proposed. What are the likely problems? As a source of identifying talent can we have a few of these lateral entrants to sit on the UPSC. Boards?
- The Weberian model can at best survive in a stable environment. We need an organic model for unstable environments. Comment
- The Weberian model cannot function in rural environments. Comment
- Alvin Gouldner speaks of tension between superiors and subordinates in the Weberian system. In trying to resolve them, organisational goals are displaced. Comment
- Development requires management of change for which the Weberian model is not suited. Comment
- Development bureaucracy needs a different social base, different from the Public School base. Is the introduction of the Ethics paper an attempt to achieve this.