Public administration

  • Public administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil employees for working in the public service.
  • As a “field of inquiry with a diverse scope” whose fundamental goal is to “advance management and policies so that government can function.”
  • Some of the various definitions which have been offered for the term are: “the management of public programs”; the “translation of politics into the reality that citizens see every day”; and “the study of government decision making, the analysis of the policies themselves, the various inputs that have produced them, and the inputs necessary to produce alternative policies.”
  • The word public administration is the combination of two words—public and administration.
  • In every sphere of social, economic and political life there is administration which means that for the proper functioning of the organisation or institution it must be properly ruled or managed and from this concept emerges the idea of administration.