Public Administration Answer Writing Practice 2018 - Week 2 - Question 2

90 Days Public Administration Answer Writing Practice Question 2 for 19-Nov-2018

Instructions for Writing Answer

1. Write your answers in the comment section.


2. Experts will provide their feedback in reply.

3. Model Answers will be uploaded on this page the next day.

4. Rectify your mistakes and progress further.

5. All the Best.

19-Nov-2018 - Question 2

"Effectiveness of local self-government institutions is hampered due to the lack of capacity building of the elected representatives." Elaborate (2017)

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Model Answer

Answers should include the following :


Introduction- Few lines regarding local self government 

Body - Addressing the needs of the question due to lack of capacity building the local self government institution is not effective as expected. Suggest measures to improve the effectiveness of local self government institution.

Conclusion - way forward.


Some few point for references 


73rd and 74th Constitutional amendment provided the constitutional status to local self government institution. Local self government institution decentralised the government. But in reality local self government institution failed to achieve its potential due to lack of fund, function and functionaries.


Due to lack of a comprehensive strategic framework toward capacity development the local self government institution faces the challenges. Providing the institutional framework to improve the effectiveness of the local body institutions.


Measures to improve the effective of the local bodies :-

Training and staff recruitment at local level.

Staff audit to access the capacity of the local staff.

More power to elected local bodies to control the bureaucracy at local levels. 

Transferring to subject to make law to local bodies and funds transfer to local bodies. 

Local autonomy and accountability. 



For the effective local self government it is required that the local self government institution have enough fund and functionaries at their disposal.


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