Kerala Syllabus 10th Standard Social Science Notes Chapter 3 Public Administration

Kerala State Syllabus 10th Standard Social Science Notes Chapter 3 Public Administration

Public administration is concerned with the administration of the government. In all countries, there exists administrative institutions to implement the laws and developmental projects formed by govern-ment. The history of public administration begins with the formation of state. Democratic administration becomes more effective and efficient through public administration. E-governance, Information Commission and Right to Service are the steps taken for administrative reforms. In order to make public administration more efficient and to prevent corruption, institutions like Lokpal, Lokayukta, Central Vigilance Commission and Ombudsman are formed.

→ Public administration: Public administration is the effective utilization of man and materials for the implementation of existing laws, governmental policies, programmes and developmental projects.

→ Bureaucracy : The employees who work under public administrative system and administer the country are together known as bureaucracy.

→ Union Public Service Commission : The institution that selects and recruits candidates to all India services and Central services. It functions at all India level.

→ Public Service Commissions : The institutions that function at state levels and select and recruit candidates for state services.

→ Administrative reforms : The number of steps taken by the government for increasing the efficiency of the services and to provide service to people in a time bound manner are known as administrative reforms.

→ E-governance : E-governance is the use of electronic technology in administration.

→ Right to Information: The Right to Information is the right to examine and demand copies of files, documents, circulars, orders, statistics, etc under the disposal of government institutions and institutions which receive government funds.

→ Right to Service Act : A law which ensures service to people.

→ Lokpal: The institution constituted at the national level to prevent corruption at administrative, bureaucratic and political levels.

→ Lokayukta : The institution constituted at the state level to prevent corruption at administrative, bureaucratic and political levels.

→ Central Vigilance Commission : The institution constituted at the national level in 1964 to prevent corruption.

→ Ombudsman : Ombudsman is a system constituted for the purpose of filing complaints against the corruption, nepotism, financial misappropriation and negligence of duty of elected representatives and bureaucrats.

Kerala Syllabus 10th Standard Social Science Notes