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MS 92 JUNE 2015

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MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME Term-End Examination 4zr cf\i June, 2015 or) CD MS-92 : MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC

1. In the context of Public Enterprises differentiate between the concept of Socialism and Mixed Economy models of economic growth.

 2. With reference to Public Enterprise interface, discuss and comment upon the important government machinery which interacts with public enterprises.

 3. Analyse the impact of various reform measures on public enterprises after the reforms of 1991.

 4. Describe the role of the Department of Public Enterprises in the Management of Public Enterprises in India and offer your comments. MS-92 1 P.T.O.

 5. Write short notes on any four of the following :

(a) The Global Trends of PEs

(b) Financial Audit

 (c) Gantt Charts

 (d) Public Accountability of PEs

 (e) Benefits of Privatisation

December, 2009

Ms-92 : Management of Public Enterprises


1. 'The changeover from public to private sector has taken a number of forms'. Critically comment on the statement taking into consideration the transformation of public to private sector.

2. What are the different types of audit ? Explain how public enterprises maintain a higher degree of accountability through audit process carried out by various government agencies ?

3. What do you understand by the concept of 'sickness' in case of public enterprises. What are the different causes of sickness ? Explain with suitable examples.

4. Write a note on the Public Enterprises Selection Board (P.E.S.B) , with respect to its functions, constitution and the selection procedure followed by them ? Discuss its relevance in today's context .

5. Write short notes on :

(a) Wage policy

(b) Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS)


6. Unions, with few exceptions, have opposed privatisation of PSEs in general. Even in cases where full protection of workers interest is assured, they have been reluctant. The prevalent aversion, it appears sterns more from a conservative ideology than a rational outlook but  there is more to this aversion.

(a) List out the factors which you think are responsible for aversion to privatisation.       

(b) Explain the causes, which result in such kind of aversion.

(c) What in your opinion is the impact on the work culture of an organization which goes

for privatisation ? Explain.

June, 2010

Ms-92 : Management of Public Enterprises


1. "India's approach to economic development was compromise between a centrally planned economy and a market economy". Discuss.

2. How corporate Governance is relevant in today's context in public enterprises ? Explore one successful enterprise of your choice, which is society oriented.

3. "Industrial sickness is threat to developing labour surplus economy". Justify, Also discuss the main turnaround strategies followed for revival and reconstruction of sick enterprises.

4 Describe the functions of Public Enterprises  Selection Board. State the Government's policy regarding recruitment to various level posts in public enterprises.

5(a) Discuss the implications of disinvsetment on labour force. Also give suggestions to tackle such implications.

(b) Discuss the Policy of Privatisation.


6. Critically evaluate the corporate Planning Process followed in SAIL.

7. Having understood the concept of marketing mix, develop marketing mix strategy for the following.

(a) Tourism Development Corporation

(b) State Financial Corporation

(c) Road Transport Corporation

June, 2011

Ms-92 : Management of Public Enterprises


1.  'Economic development was sought to be achieved in different countries at different stages of development through different economic models.' Keeping this statement in mind list out the different models of economic growth. Discuss any two models.

2.  Explain the various methods of parliamentary  control and discuss their relevance in the present context.

3.  Write a brief note on the financial performance of State Level Public Enterprises (1-31,Pfs) with special reference to State Electricity Boards (SEf.3s).

4.  List out the various techniques of project  Management used in Public Enterprises. Critically evaluate PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM).

5.  Write short notes on :

Naresh Chandra Committee

Narayan Murthy Committee


6.  Over the recent past  illy l rover!Iment of disinvested a part of equity of some of the Public Enterprises. What are the motivations behind such steps and how the Government plans to utilize the money ? What benefits are likely to ensure from the public point of view ? Discuss.

7.  Over the past decade Indian Railways, by and large have shown improved performance, what are the reasons behind such performance ? Would you, in this context, support privatisation of the railways ? Justify

December, 2011

Ms-92 : Management of Public Enterprises


1. (a)  What are the different objectives of public enterprises ? Explain in brief.

(b) What is the impact of economic reforms on the functioning of state of Public Enterprises in India ? Explain.

2. Discuss the various dimensions of Government -  PE interface. Also discuss the ways in which the Government control is exercised over the PEs.

3. (a) Discuss the methods/techniques which can be helpful in project implementation.

(b) What methodologies can be used in project  evaluation ? Discuss with examples.

4. Discuss the relevance of marketing in public  enterprises. What marketing concepts in particular can be helpful in marketing of public enterprises ?

5. Describe the various steps in the process of  disinvestment. Comment upon the pricing of shares in the context of recent experience.


6. 'In India the issues related to Corporate Governance are quite distinct - basically due to the socio-economic conditions of the country ; the major issue in India relating to corporate governance, especially in PEs is not a 'conflict between management and owners' as in the West but a 'conflict between the dominant shareholders and the minority shareholders'. Critically comment on the issues in corporate governance related to PEs. Refer to the situation given above.

7. In the view of some knowledgeable people, Public  Enterprises have become irrelevant and therefore, the structure of PEs needs to be dismantled. Critically evaluate and offer your own comments. 

December, 2012

Ms-92 : Management of Public Enterprises


1.  'The patterns of ownership and management of public enterprises vary from country to country'. Discuss the ownership and management pattern of Public Enterprises in India.

2.  Briefly discuss the role of some important organs of the government machinery interacting with Public Enterprises.

3.  What is the importance of marketing concepts in  Public Enterprises ? Discuss.

4.  Briefly discuss the following : 

(a)  Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS).

(b)  Wage Policy followed in Public Enterprises  .


6.  Taking any Public Sector Enterprise of your choice. Analytically discuss the Personnel Policy followed in that PSE.

7.  (a)  What are the different forms of disinvestment followed in PSE in  todays context ?

(b)  Critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each form of disinvestment.

June, 2013

Ms-92 : Management of Public


1. Briefly describe the concept of socialism in context to Public Enterprises. Also discuss the emergence of Indian brand of socialism and its impact on the economic development of the nation.

2. Define 'Corporate Governance' and explain its concept. Comment on the recommendations made by Birla Committee (2001) and Naresh Chandra Committee (2002) on corporate governance.

3. How has public sector reforms played a role of a 'social developer' ? Discuss giving examples.

4. (a) How is a Board in the case of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) constituted ? Explain.

(b) What is the structure of Board of Directors of PSEs ?

5. List out various dimensions of privatization and explain any five with the help of examples.


6. The public sector, with more than 130 Government of India Undertakings today, occupies a key position in the economy of the country. It has already grown into an industrial giant with more than INR. 20,000 crores of investment. About one-fourth of it is in the railways, but steel, heavy electrical and oil industries also have a sizeable portion of the total investment. The private entrepreneurs are always in search of profit and this motive urges them to move in fields where the returns are high and certain. In a developing country or in an under-developed country, this tendency has many drawbacks.

List out the challenges a Public Enterprise faces in comparison to its private competitors. Support your answer with the help of examples.

7. The Public Sector has played a very important role in the national economic development in India. The main objectives of the public sector enterprises are : to build a strong and sound base for heavy industries and to create infrastructural facilities for self-reliance and self-sufficiency in modern technological development, to prevent the concentration of wealth and economic power in a few hands, through public ownership of means of production and development, greater welfare of the common man and a rise in standard of living. In pursuance of the Industrial Policy Resolutions of 1948 and 1956, the Government of India made an entry into industrial and commercial activities in a big way. Massive investments have been made in a wide spectrum of activities, which fall under the categories of basic and strategic industries, such as steel, mining, metallurgy, coal, petroleum and chemicals, ship-building, shipping and heavy machine building, etc. There is, however, another side of the picture. Most of these public sector industries have shown profits in recent years, but they suffer from many shortcomings. List the shortcomings of the public sector enterprises, which are hindering their growth in the competitive environment. 

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