MGT111 Assignment No 2 Spring 2012

All the incumbents of the public offices enjoy and exercise certain authority by the virtue of the office they hold. Some of these offices carry more and important aspect of authority as compared to the others. These include Police and the paramilitary forces. It is usually assumed that the SHO or the DPO is “King” ridding an unbridled horse of authority. But the situation is not so in the real life. The newspapers speaks about SHO being called for explanation or suspended by the IG Police, IG Police called for explanation in Courts of Law, even Secretary Interior called to appear before Committees of the Parliament to provide satisfactory answers, even the Police Department as a whole needs to request for funds from the executive to fulfill its desired role. Not only the mentioned ones but now the fourth pillar of the state has also nosed the Police in general and all the other pillars of the state in particular.

Question:

All the points given in the above mentioned paragraph refer to an important practice of Public Administration. Relate all the above mentioned incidents to the types they belong to.

Solution:

SHO being called for explanation or suspended by the IG Police

“Internal Control”, as both belong to the same department.

IG Police called for explanation in Courts of Law

” External Control” (judicial control)

Secretary Interior called to appear before Committees of the Parliament to provide satisfactory answers

“External Control” (legislative control)

Police Department as a whole needs to request for funds from the executive to fulfill its desired role

“External Control” (executive control)

Not only the mentioned ones but now the fourth pillar of the state has also nosed the Police in general and all the other pillars of the state in particular

External Control


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