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Introduction To Public Administration–MGT111



The course on Public Administration/Management has following objectives:
Understand the concept of public administration/ management/organization
Understand the evolution of the concept of public administration and its importance
Understand the role of government
Understand the role and core functions of public manager
Understand the structure of government /organizations
Create understanding about the skills required by the public manager in imparting duties
Understand the changing role of government and role of public managers.

Importance of Course: The course on public administration/management is important as every citizen must understand the functioning of government. Besides, whether one works in private or public organization, or one is doing ones own business or whatever the profession, this course is useful as it helps understand organizations and their functioning. It also helps us understand the environment in which we are working.
Introduction: definitions, concepts & setting
At the end of lecture the students should be able to understanding:
• The meaning of PA
• The practice of public administration (PA)
• Public administration as a subject of study
• Definition of Public administration
• Public administration, democracy and rights of citizens
The Meaning
The word ‘administration’ has been derived from Latin words ‘ad’ = to and ‘ministiare’ = serve and
‘Public’ =people or citizens
Thus the word administration means to execute the policy of government to serve public.
Management is also defined as Cooperative human endeavour to achieve given goals. Traditionally management is also defined as Management = POSDCORB which stands for Planning, Organizing,
Staffing, Directing, Coordination, Reporting, Budgeting.
In general administration and management are used…...

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