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Whither Public Administration optional subject in APSC ??


Congratulations to the four students from Assam who cracked the UPSC examination this year. The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) should take the smooth and fair conduction of the Union Public Service Commission examination as an example to improve the way it works. There should be newer and modern subjects in APSC.


In 1949-1950, Nagpur University became the first one in India to have a separate full-fledged department of public administration and local self-government. With this, public administration was invested in India, for the first time, with full academic legitimacy. This department was headed by the late Dr. M.P. Sharma who had the distinction of being the first professor of public administration in India. Earlier professors of political science used to check the answer-scripts of public administration.


In 1987, public administration was introduced as a fully-independent subject in the Civil Services examination conducted by the UPSC. This gave a powerful impetus to the subject. Today, nearly 50 universities, hundreds of colleges and a number of training institutes are engaged in the teaching and research in public administration in India.


The Assam Public Service Commission is far behind when it comes to the subject of public administration. Of the 28 optional subjects, till today there is no provision for the subject of Public Administration !! This is very strange especially because, the APSC examinations are held to select persons for administrative positions in the state. The Assam Public Service Commission should gear up to introduce this new optional subject as soon as possible.




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Himadree Buragohain Saha's picture

A high time has come for the APSC to curb out corruption from its roots as APSC in Assam has remained to be a dream job only for few who can afford to buy it. As already stated public administration as a subject should be introduced in APSC as the exam deals with administation. APSC sould shun out such beliefs that only a coveted few can join the exam with power of money which is a matter of shame for the State as a whole. Students irrespective of rich and poor should get equal priviledge to compete for the exam.
umesh prasad singh's picture

Public Administration in Assam in the development of administrative art is a principle of unity in administrative policies in clarity .Thus Assam administrative policies asserts the sense of style in this connection.The nuances of administrative art asserts policies of art in public welfare schemes.
kishore bezbaruah's picture

The APSC exams should be conducted in a transparent way so that only elligible candidates get those jobs. it is the backbone of the assam government and if the core is only rotten then we cannot expect a firm government structure. it is high time that our backbone is made free of corruption. Lets make Assam a corruption free state.

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