Sunday, May 13, 2012

Book List for Public Administration Sarveshwar Bhure IAS

 By Sarveshwar Bhure IAS :-

Book List provided here is extensive and topic-wise, i have given topic wise breakup and suggested reading, if you are able to follow all topics it provide you extensive coverage.

* aster-ix means this source is for secondary reading.

For further query post your comment ....I will reply to you.

 Paper I

1. Introduction:

Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration - Laxmikant

Wilson’s vision of Public Administration - Laxmikant , Prasad & Prasad

 Evolution of the discipline and its present status - Laxmikant, Nicholas Henry*, Mohit Bhattachrya*

 New Public Administration -  Laxmikant, Fadia & Fadia*

 Public Choice approach- Fadia & Fadia, Vajiram Printed Notes vol.1

 Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation , Globalisation - Fadia & Fadia, Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

Good Governance: concept and application- Mohit Bhattacharya, Fadia & Fadia

 New Public Management- Laxmikant, Fadia & Fadia

2.2. Administrative Thought:

Scientific Management and Scientific Management movement -Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

 Classical Theory- Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

 Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments-Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

 Dynamic Administration (Mary Parker Follett);-Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

Human Relations School (Elton Mayo and others)- Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

 Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard)-Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

 Simon’s decision-making theory- Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant

Participative Management (R. Likert, C. Argyris, D. McGregor)- Prasad & prasad, Laxmikant,Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

3. Administrative Behaviour:

Process and techniques of decision-making- Laxmikant , Sharma & Sadana

 Communication- Laxmikant , Sharma  & Sadana

 Morale- Vajiram Notes,Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

  Motivation Theories – content, process and contemporary- Laxmikant, Sharma & Sadana

Theories of Leadership: Traditional and Modern- Laxmikant, Sharma & Sadana

.4. Organisations:

Theories – systems, contingency- Sharma & Sadana

 Structure and forms: Ministries and Departments, Corporations, Companies, Boards and Commissions- Vajiram Notes

Ahoc and advisory bodies - Vajiram notes

 Headquarters and Field relationships- Vajiram notes

Regulatory Authorities- Vajiram Notes

Public - Private Partnerships- Fadia & Fadia

5. Accountability and control:Concepts of accountability and control;

Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration- Laxmikant

 Citizen and Administration _ Laxmikant

 Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations ; Civil society -Laxmikant 

Citizen’s Charters- Vajiram Notes

 Right to Information; Social audit-  Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) 

6. Administrative Law:

Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.- Read From Vajiram Notes , Sharma & Sadana

7. Comparative Public Administration:

Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems- Vajiram

 Administration and politics in different countries- Laxmikant 

Current status of Comparative Public Administration- Laxmikant 

Ecology and administration - Vajiram, Laxmikant

Riggsian models and their critique - vajiram, Laxmikant

8. Development Dynamics:

Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration- Laxmikant, Vajiram

 ‘Antidevelopment thesis’-Vajiram

 Bureaucracy and development- Vajiram,Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

 Strong state versus the market debate- Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication), Laxmikant

 Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries-Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) Women and development - the self-help group movement- Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

9. Personnel Administration:

Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct- Vajiram Notes For All topics

 Administrative ethics - Laxmikant

10. Public Policy:

Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.- NO book provide good coverage of this topic so better to read in brief from IGNOU Notes and Vajiram Notes

11. Techniques of Administrative Improvement:

Organisation and methods, Work study and work management- Vajiram OR Awasthi Maheshwari

e-governance and information technology- Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

 Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM- Vajiram notes Volume V

12. Financial Administration:

Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms- Vajiram Notes

 Budgetary process- Laxmikant

 Financial accountability- Vajiram Notes

 Accounts and audit- Vajiram Notes

Paper - II

1. Evolution of Indian Administration:

Kautilya’s Arthashastra- Arora & Goyal, Prasad & Prasad

Mughal administration- Arora & Goyal

 Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government- Arora & Goyal, Laxmikant

2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government:

Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture; Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development- Vajiram Vol. 5,  Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) 

3. Public Sector Undertakings:

Public sector in modern India; Forms of Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability and control; Impact of liberalization and privatization.- Laxmikant & Fadia

4. Union Government and Administration:

Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intragovernmental relations; Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and Departments; Boards; Commissions; Attached offices; Field organizations- Read All topics from Fadia & Fadia On Indian Administration especially examples

5. Plans and Priorities:

Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at Union and State levels; Constitutional Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice- All Topics from Arora & Goyal first Followed by Fadia & Fadia

6. State Government and Administration:

Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the Finance Commission; Governor; Chief Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief Secretary; State Secretariat; Directorates.

7. District Administration since Independence:

Changing role of the Collector; Unionstate-local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralization-  Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) , Arora & Goyal

8. Civil Services:

Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building; Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations; Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism- Laxmikaant,Fadia & Fadia

Civil service neutrality- Fadia & Fadia, Laxmikant

 Civil service activism- Vajiram Vol. 5, Internet

9. Financial Management:

Budget as a political instrument , Parliamentary control of public expenditure-- Laxmikant, Vajiram Vol 2 ( read as per accountability & Control Chapter of Paper 1)

Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area-- Vajiram Volume 2

Accounting technique- Vajiram Notes Volume 2,

 Audit; Role of Controller General of Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor General of India- Vajiram Vol.2, Arora & Goyal

10. Administrative Reforms since Independence:

Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation-  Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) , Arora  & Goyal.

11. Rural Development:

Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralization and Panchayati Raj;73rd Constitutional amendment.-  Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication) , Arora & Goyal

12. Urban Local Government:

Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment; Globallocal debate; New localism; Development dynamics,- Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

 politics and administration with special reference to city management- Vajiram Vol. 5

13. Law and Order Administration:

British legacy; National Police Commission; Investigative agencies; Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency and terrorism; Criminalisation of politics and administration; Police-public relations; Reforms in Police- Fadia & Fadia, Vajiram Vol.5

14. Significant issues in Indian Administration:

Values in public service- Arora & Goyal

 Regulatory Commission- Vajiram Vol.5

; National Human Rights Commission- Fadia & Fadia

 Problems of administration in coalition regimes- Vajiram Vol.5

 Citizen-administration interface- Fadia & Fadia

 Corruption and administration-- Subhra Saxena super 50 (wizard Publication)

 Disaster management- Vajiram vol 5


  1. Sarvesh Sir and All....First of all thanks a lot for such a good initiative...It will really help us to get all the needed information at one place....I hope this blog will get flooded with valuable posts from you all...!!!

    1. Hi Ganesh, you are correct this could be very much detailed and comprehensive information. Many gives their own ideas or books reference. According to the syllabus referring corresponding books is an intelligent option.

  2. Sarvesh Sir....Its really nice that you have given the reference each and every point wise....Before your post i had a confusion from where to start studying Pub Administration and with which book....but with this innovative way of giving reference u answered all my queries...Thanks a Lot.!!!
    One sincere request can you please give reference for other subjects the same way as you have given for Pub Administration...Looking forward.

    1. sure ganesh.. n thanks..n do tell ur friends about the same..

    2. Sir
      I want some help for prelims. I want to know the books to follow for prelims.

  3. Best initiative lots of material is available in the market for

  4. sir kindly comment on ignou noted of pub ad (B.A and M.A)

    1. dear aditya..
      i would recommend u not to use ignou they r not that helpful except public policy notes of ignou..if ur through with basic pub ad reading then go for ijpa its a journal by indian institute of ppublic administration

    2. sir thanks for the reply and congratulating u for this effort sir i am a student of 3rd yr electronics engg and i havent started studing pub ad I am starting frm scratch .kindly guide

    3. u have two or three years more to appear for exam.. i would suggest u now to give more importance to any English newspaper..secondly u can start pub ad with book by Awasthi and maheshwari..Also read about indian constitution from NCERT and then from book 'Indian Polity' by Laxmikant..

  5. sir i have completed 2nd year B.Tech and i want to start my preparations & i want to do it very seriously please suggest me how i should proceed & what my strategy should be, i have decided on taking public administration as 1 optional but i am confused between sociology & psychology as other option, sir how to choose between them & what should be my current area of focus.. sir i will be highly indebted & am looking forward for your guidance...

    1. see u have 3 more yrs to appear and there are high chances of change in pattern..and one of the possibility is that in mains u wont b having optionals..considering this i will suggest u to build ur understanding by reading good english newspapers and magazines..also start reading NCERT for history, political science..rather than focusing on subject i would suggest u to develop ur understanding..

    2. thank you sir, i am also reading books like India's struggle for independence- bipin chandra, India after Gandhi- Ramchandra guha & biographies of famous personalities like Gandhi, Nehru etc. , I will start reading NCERT books & i read news papers regularly especially the editorial of The Hindu.. is this enough for now? sir i dont want to leave any stone unturned from my side..

  6. than u so much for giving this info .
    please give me the name of PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BOOKS in marathi and books of history , geography ,political science for GS BECAUSE I am going to write main exam in marathi
    Once again thank u so much . keep guiding us.

    1. Dear Harshada..i read english books for pubic administration..and i really dont have any idea about books in marathi..but i will talk to some of my friends who r preparing in marathi and convey u the marathi booklist..kindly bear with for few days..thanks

    2. Many aspirants who give their mains in Marathi choose to use material in English. As many of us has given mains in English we are not competent to say anything. But we will make some arrangement.

  7. hello sir,
    m planning to appear after 2 yrs.
    m reading ncert books and hindu regularly.
    wat should u suggest to do right now so dat i can plan accordingly nxt 2 yrs.
    m currently studying in pune ,also tell me some coaching class names in pune and book centres 4m wer i can get all the books.
    also tell me about SIAC(mumbai) and yashda(pune).

    1. Focus on newspaper, Ncert and any good pune Jnana prabodhini is good class..In Appa balawant Chowk(ABC) u will get all the books.
      SIAC & Yashada are the institute of maharshatra government which provide guidance to the upsc aspirants. admission for these inst is through entrance exam conducted in month of octomber..kindly visit their websites for detail..

  8. Sir , Vajiram Notes meaning Class notes or Printed Material?

    1. printed notes for pub ad and hand written for gs

  9. sir, is vajiram notes and vairam's volume different ?

  10. dear Sarvesh sir,
    My aim is to bacome an IAS Officer. Now I have completed HSC(science) with 86% marks.Now I want to start preaparation for UPSC........But I am confused in taking admission for B.Sc or B.A(english)or B.A(marathi)....also please suggest which classes in pune is very much effective and good for UPSC? and also guide me now how i have to proceed for preparation?from which books i have to start.......everything...Help and guide me...sir

  11. Sir,

    i have all the volumes of Vaji Ram and Ravi but no book available
    i am a B.Tech graduate currently working in power sector.
    will be appearing in 2013. So shall i start reading the whole material first then switch to books or i should refer to Laxhmikant first i.e. shall i finished the laxhmikant first???

  12. dear Sarvesh,
    I am planning to write mains 2012. However, i could finalise my second optional only yesterday. I just have 3 months left. Can you please suggest me which books shall I start with and overall which all books tor read in PubAd to finish my PubAd study in short time.

    Thanks a lot in advance,

    1. 3 months is adequate time to read the book list I provided...but in emergency u can refer to laxmikant, aurora goal for paper 2, and past questions..

  13. Hi,
    We met in Prabodhini yesterday.. I am aspirant for year 2013.-1st attempt.
    I am a regular blogger and this is a really nice initiative. It instantly captures attention. I liked how you have topi wise listed the books.

    Well I know you are very busy with work, but, i would like to make a small suggestion.. If you could help us with understanding examples of current events. Like if you could take up any administration issue currently existing and give us an idea as how a question could be raised on the same and what type / style of the answer are we supposed to write.

    I feel such examples will help us read our material and newspapers with better understanding and help develop individual thought....

    eagerly waiting for your expert guidance..


    1. Sorry for the the above request..
      Thanks a ton in advance.. All of us will be really obliged ... :)

  14. sir,it is a very nice initiative from all of you..Kindly..suggest me some books for Environment and ecology,science and technology,agriculture and economic sections which will be useful for the G.S.papers(mains)..

    thanks a lot.for your detailed reference.of books..

  15. I completed my M.Tech in food process engineering from IIT Kharagpur.I am a junior of Mr.Shivprasad Nakate sir and preparing for CSAT-2013.

    kindly,suggest me a good lecturer available in pune for 'public adminstration' if you know.

  16. give me suggest for pub ad main optional subject,step by step why because i am final year candidate there is no sufficient time to taking coaching that subject.i decided to preparing without coaching...thank you sir

  17. where we find video classes for pub ad,indian history optional subject if u know send link me my id "" thanks..

  18. sir iam the very beginer to the climb my goal .then i seems to have take optional sub iandian history,pub ad.i have been reading news paper past 4 years.i want suggest u to how to reach the goal and i hope if i perpormed very well i will have to reach my goal.only first attempt i will attempt 2013..plz its my final year,, thanks sir

  19. Hello Sir,
    Looking at the PA papers of 2012,I am not able to link current events and PA Syllabus.
    Any example with explanation would help a lot.
    -Sai Shetty JPCEC.

  20. is it possible to skip ignou notes public policy and use vajiram notes instead.

  21. sir can you give me list of Public administrations books on the title basis wise?

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  23. sir,you have mentioned here more than 5 books+vajiram materials.Don't you think reading too much books and materials would be dangerous?

    and u do not mentioned the book FADIA AND FADIA .It has three parts.which part to follow.Please mention clearly.

    How to compensate vajiram's materials with standard text books please mention

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