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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 :Paul Hersey : Organisational Behaviour Buy Now
    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 Buy Now

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

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

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

  • Chapter-1X : Public Policy : IGNOU Lessons on Public Policy R. K. Sapra : Public Policy

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

  • Chapter-XI : 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 Buy Now

  • Chapter-V : Comparative Public Administration - T.N. Chaturvedi Buy Now

  • Chapter-VI : Public Administration in India: The Higher Civil Service - S.R. Maheswari Buy Now

  • 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 Buy Now

  • 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
    H. K. Sharma Public Administration and Order Administration in India Buy Now
    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 Buy Now

Topic Wise Books

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

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

  3. Administrative Theory - Avasti & Avasti Buy Now

  4. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari. Buy Now

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

  6. Administrative Thinkers - S.R. Maheswari. Buy Now

  7. Public Administration - Sadana and Sharma Buy Now

  8. Local Government - S.R. Maheswari. Buy Now

  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. Buy Now

General Reference Books for Public Administration

  • Public administration in theory and practice - M.P. Sharma and B.L Sadana Buy Now

  • Public administration - Mohit Bhattacharya Buy Now

  • Modern public administration - Nigro and Nigro Buy Now

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

  • Principles of management - Terry and Frankline Buy Now

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

  • Personal Administration - Public personal administration - O. Glen stahl Buy Now

  • Financial administration: Financial administration of India - Mahajan S.K Buy Now

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

  • Control over administration: Public administration - Avasthi & Maheswari Buy Now

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

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

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

  • District administration -- S. S. Khera Buy Now

  • Local Government in India - S.R. Maheshwari Buy Now

  • Laxmikant's guide (for clearing conepts) Buy Now

  • IGNOU Study Materials

  • IJPA articles on relevant topics

  • Current News Papers