:Friend I am editing some of the sources, according to the insights I have gained in susequent time.
1. This paper is straight forward and scoring. But one needs to maintain a standard language and cover all the points while writing answers. So its better to decide your sources and read them 3-4 times.
2. Please read any report that is released during the preparation period, e.g., Damodaran Committee Report on Regulation of Business and Planning Commission report on CPSEs.
3. Moreover, watching “Big Picture” on Rajya Sabha at 9:30 pm on Moday to Friday may help in honing your knowledge and making it current based.
4. Nothing is more important than writing answers to the questions asked in last 20 years question papers. Book by KBC Nano provides unit wise division of questions.
5. Again, make notes of material other than standard textbooks, like ARC, reports, and so on. It will make your life easy. 🙂
Unit wise source
1. Evolution of Indian Administration- Very beautifully covered in Part 1 of the book “Indian Administration” by Rajni Goyal and Ramesh K Arora. Read it diligently several times.
2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government-
a. Salient features and value premises; Constitutionalism; Political culture- Chapter 4, 5 and 6 of the book Indian Administration by Rajni Goyal and Ramesh K Arora.
b. Bureaucracy and democracy; Bureaucracy and development- Chapter 3 and 4 of the book “Social Theory and Development Administration” by Mohit Bhattacharya.
3. Public Sector Undertakings: Chapter 9 of the book ” Public Administration” by M Laxmikanth. + “S.K Roongta Committee” report- http://planningcommission.gov.in/reports/genrep/rep_cpse1912.pdf
4. Union Government and Administration- Read pertinent topics from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora. + read ARC report on Union Administration.
5. Plans and Priorities- Again pertinent topics from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + any new report on the website of Planning Commission. + Read Scenario planning + Read about the recent changes being made in the planning architecture and method of grants disbursal.
6. State Government and Administration- This is a very important topic.
a. Read chapter 9, 16, 17 and 18 from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.
b. Read the report of Punchchi Commission. It is very important. One can always quote it.
c. Read the ARC report 15th on State and District Administration.
7. District Administration since Independence-
a. Changing role of the Collector- Chapter 33 of the book ” Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi.
b. Union-state-local relations- Punchhi Commission report.
c. Imperatives of development management and law and order administration- The first topic is current based and is also covered in the 15th report of ARC. Second topic will be covered in law and order administration.
d. District administration and democratic decentralization- Part 5 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + 15th report of ARC.
8. Civil Services- Already covered in paper 1.
9. Financial Management- Sources mentioned in Paper 1+ Part 7 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.
10. Administrative Reforms since Independence-
a. Major Concerns- Chapter 30 of Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora.
b. Important Committees and Commissions- Just make a summary of all the major reports released after independence. A list of them is provided in the book “Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi.
c. Reforms in financial management and human resource development- These topics will be covered in ARC reports on financial management and Personnel Administration. Also keep a track on newspaper reports for these topics.
d. Problems of implementation- This is a dynamic topic. So read newspaper reports for problems in implementing various reforms. 12th plan document would also be very helpful for this topic. Reading it is anyway necessary for GS.
11. Rural Development- Pertinent topic from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + ARC report on local governance.
12. Urban Local Government-
a. Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas; 74th Constitutional Amendment;
Globallocal debate- Pertinent topic from Rajni Goyal and Ramesh Arora + ARC report on local governance.
b. New localism- Refer to this link http://swapsushias.blogspot.in/2012/09/what-is-new-localism.html
c. Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management- ARC report on local governance + Chapter 12 of Nicholas Henry book.
13. Law and Order Administration- “Indian Administration” by Avasthi and Avasthi + ARC report on public order+ Annual report of MHA+ Report on Punchchi Commission.
14. Significant issues in Indian Administration-
a. Values in public service- already covered in paper 1
b. Regulatory Commissions- already covered in paper 1
c. National Human Rights Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes- Book by Avasthi and Avasthi + this is a current based topic so please read newspaper articles on this topic+ Big Picture on Rajya Sabha may also help.
d. Citizen-administration interface- already covered
e. Corruption and administration- New Horizons of Public Administration- Chapter 13, 21, 22, 26 + ARC report on ethics in governance & DoPT report on “Values in Administration:
f. Disaster management- One can read the MHA report on Disaster Management. It is voluminous, so making notes once would be helpful.