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Public Administration Books for IAS

We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Public Administration to help you in your prepration for the IAS and other services under the UPSC. so it helps to know the best reference books for the ias exam.

Books on Public Administration as Optional subject for IAS Exam are as Follows :

Paper I

  • Chapter-I : Introduction : Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration Buy Now
    Nicholas Henry : Public Administration and Public Affairs Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration Buy Now

  • Chapter-II : Theories of Administration: D. Ravindra Prasad, V.S. Prasad and P. Satyanarayana
    Administrative Thinkers, D. Gvishiani Organisation and Management: A Critique of Western Theories Buy Now

  • Chapter-III : Structure of Public Organizations : R.K. Jain : Public Sector Undertakings
    and Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration Buy Now

  • Chapter-IV : Administrative Behaviour : Paul Hersey : Organisational Behaviour
    Stephen P. Robbin : Organisational Behaviour Buy Now

  • Chapter-V : Accountability and Control : Mohit Bhattacharya
    New Horizons of Public Administration, Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Accountability

  • Chapter-VI : Administrative Public Administration: Massey : Administrative Public Administration or M.P. Jain : Administrative Public Administration,

  • Chapter-VII : Administrative Reforms : P.R. Dubbashi
    Administrative Reforms G.E. Gaiden : Administrative Reforms Buy Now

  • Chapter-VIII : Comparative Public Administration
    Ferrel Heady : Public Administration-A Comparative Perspective
    R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration Buy Now

  • Chapter-IX : Development Administration : Ferrel Heady : Public Administration - A Comparative Perspective or R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration

  • Chapter-X : Public Policy : IGNOU Lessons on Public Policy R. K. Sapra : Public Policy

  • Chapter-XI : Personnel Administration
    O Glenn Stahl : Public Personnel Administration
    S. L. Goel : Personnel Administration in India.

  • Chapter-XII : Financial Administration
    M. J. K. Thavaraj, Public Financial Administration
    G.S. Lal : Financial Administration in India
    IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration Buy Now

Paper II

  • Chapter-I : Evolution of Indian Administration
    B.N. Puri Administrative History of India (Vol. I, II )
    (Volume. III) Buy Now

  • Chapter-II : Constitutional Framework - D. D. Basu An Introduction to the Constitution of India Buy Now

  • Chapter-III : Union Government and Administration - Central Administration by A. Avasthi

  • Chapter-IV : State Government and Administration - J.D. Shukla State Administration

  • Chapter-V : District Administration - T.N. Chaturvedi District Administration and Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on District Administration

  • Chapter-VI : Local Government - S.R. Maheswari Local Government in India

  • Chapter-VII : Public Sector in India - R. K. Jain Public Sector Undertakings, Annual Survey on Public Sector of Department of Public Enterprises

  • Chapter-VIII : Public Services - S.L. Goel Personnel Administration in India

  • Chapter-IX : Control of Public Expenditure
    M. J. K. Thavaraj Financial Administration
    IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration Buy Now

  • Chapter-X : Administrative Reforms
    P.R. Dubbashi Administrative Reforms Buy Now
    S. R. Maheswari Administrative Reforms Buy Now
    Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Administrative Reforms

  • Chapter-XI : Machinery for Planning; A. Avasthi Central Administration

  • Chapter-XII : Administration of Public Administration and Order
    K. K. Sharma Public Administration and Order Administration in India
    K. J. Guha Roy, District Policing

  • Chapter-XIII : Welfare Administration
    Annual Reports of Department of Social Welfare

  • Chapter-XIV : Major Issues in Indian Administration -Good Governance
    Special Issue of Indian Journal Public Administration on Indian Administration, Retrospect and Prospect

Topic Wise Books

  1. Indian Administration - Ramesh K. Arora & Rajni Goyal.

  2. Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari. Buy Now

  3. Administrative Theory - Avasti & Avasti

  4. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari.

  5. Administrative Thinkers - R. Prasad and Prasad. Buy Now

  6. Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari.

  7. Public Administration - Sadan and Sharma

  8. Local Government - S.R. Maheswari.

  9. New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya. Buy Now

  10. Public Administration Theory and concepts - Rumki Basu Buy Now

  11. Indian Constitution - D.D. Basup (or) Pandey. Buy Now

  12. Public Administration and Public Affairs - Nicholas Henry. Buy Now

  13. Modern Public Administration - Nigro and Nigro.

General Reference Books for Public Administration

  • Public administration in theory and practice - M.P. Sharma and B.L Sadan

  • Public administration - Mohit Bhattacharya

  • Modern public administration - Nigro and Nigro

  • Theories and principles of administration : Administrative thinkers - Prasad & Prasad

  • Principles of management - Terry and Frankline

  • Administrative Behaviors: Managing organizational behavior - Paul Hersey & Kenneth Blanchard Buy Now

  • Personal Administration - Public personal administration - O. Glennstal

  • Financial administration: Financial administration of India - M.J.K. Thavaray

  • Comparative administration: public administration a comparative perspective - Ferrel Heady or Comparative public administration - Ramesh Buy Now

  • Control over administration: Public administration - Avasthi & Maheswari

  • Central administration in India: Central administration - A. Avasthi

  • Civil Services in India: Indian administration - S.R. Maheswari, State

  • District and local administration: State administration - J.D. Shukla

  • District administration -- S. S. Khera

  • Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari

  • Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts)

  • IGNOU Study Materials

  • IJPA articles on relevant topics

  • Current News Papers