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Total Marks: 100

1. Public Administration: Definition, 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 Management; New Public Service; Governance Approach to Public Administration; Islamic Concept of Public Administration.

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; Administrative Culture.

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 Polity and Management.

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.

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. Public Management Skills

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

7. Governance and Administrative Reforms

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

8. Public Administration and Citizens

Bureaucratic Responsiveness; Representative Bureaucracy; Citizens Engagement in Public Service; The Concept and Approaches to Public Accountability of Public Service; Institutional Framework for Administrative Accountability; Administrative Corruption; Role of Civil Society in Good Governance.

9. 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.

Total Marks: 100

1 - Organizational Structure of Federal Government and Administration

Constitutional Framework for Federal Government; Organization and Functions of Federal Secretariat; Organization and Functions of Federal Agencies Relationship between Ministries and Federal Agencies/Authorities; Inter-ministerial Coordination; Organization and Functions of Regulatory Agencies.

2 - 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.

3 - Intergovernmental Relationship

Administrative Relationship between Federal Government and Provincial Government; Fiscal Relationship between Federal Government and Provincial Government; Administrative and Fiscal Relationship between Provincial Government and District Government.

4 - The Civil Service

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, Women and Civil Service.

5 - Public Policy and Planning

Institutional Framework for Policy Coordination and Planning; Policy and Planning Process; Role of Planning Commission in Policy and Planning; Strategic Planning in Federal, Provincial Government and Local Government; Role of International Donors in Policy Formulation; Public Policy and Implementation in Key Sectors (i.e., Health, Education).

6 - Financial Administration

Structure and Functions of Revenue Administration; Budgetary Process in the Federal, Provincial and Local Government; Tax Administration; Accounting and Auditing System; Issue and Challenges of Fiscal Decentralization.

7 - Managing Human Resources

Institutional Framework for Recruitment and Training of Government Employees; Labor Laws; The System of Compensation, and Performance Evaluation of Government Employees; Management of Human Resources in Public Enterprises.

8 - Development Governance and Management

Approaches to Managing Development; History of Development and Public Administration with Particular Reference to Pakistan; Changing Role of Bureaucracy in Development; Role of Civil Society in Development; Role of International Institutions in Development Policy and Management.


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  2. David H. Rosenbloom, Public Administration – Understanding Management, Politics and Law in the Public Sector, Second Edition, 1989.
  3. Caiden, Gerald. E, Public Administration. 1982.
  4. Cooper et al, (1998) Public Administration for the Twenty-First Century.
  5. Harmon, Michael M. & Mayer. Richard T, Organization Theory for Public Administration, Little Brown and Company 1986.
  6. Nicholas Henry, Public Administration and Public Affairs, Sixth edition
  7. Shafritz, J. and Hyde, A., Classics of Public Administration, Pacific Grove: Brooks – Cole, 1987.
  8. Candler, R. & Plano, J., (1983) Public Administration Dictionary, John Wiely, New York.
  9. Osbourne, D. and Gaebler, I. (1992) Reinventing Government, Reading, MA: Addison Wesly.
  10. Wilson, J. Q., (1989) Bureaucracy, Basic Books, New York.
  11. Braibanti, Ralph (1987) Evolution of Pakistan’s Administration System. (Jameelur Rehman ed.) Government of Pakistan Public Administration Research Centre.
  12. Khadija Mahbug-ul-Haque (1999) Human Development in South Asia: The Crises of Governance, Oxford University Press, Karachi.
  13. Kennedy, Charles H., (1987) Bureaucracy in Pakistan, Oxford University Press, Bombay, India.
  14. Beckett, Julia & Koenig Heidi O., (2005) Public Administration and Law, M.E. Sharpe, London.
  15. Heady, Ferrel. (2001) Public Administration: A comparative Perspective, 6th ed. Marcel Dekker, New York.
  16. Lane, Jan-Erik (2005) Public Administration and Public Management: The Principle Agent Perspective, Routledge, London.
  17. Hasnat Abdul Hye, (2001) Governance: South Asian Perspective, Oxford University Press, London.
  18. Abdus Samad. (1993) Governance, Economic Policy and Reform in Pakistan: essays in political economy, Vanguard Book, Lahore.
  19. Government and Administration in Pakistan (1987). Jameelur Rehman Khan (Ed.) Pakistan Public Administration Research Centre O & M Division, Cabinet Secretariat.
  20. Sultan Khan. (2006) Public Administration: with special reference to Pakistan. Famous Books, Lahore.
  21. Hoshiar Singh. (1995) Public Administration in India. Sterling Publishers. UK.
  22. Kalyanaraman Srinivasan (1991) Public Administration in Asia, Vol. I, II Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
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