Concept of Power and Authority

Concept of Power and Authority: Concept of Power and Authority is one of Topic under RAS Mains Exam new syllabus "Concept of Power and Authority, Responsibility and Delegation" under General & Administrative Management chapter as per new syllabus. We will cover Concept of Responsibility and Delegation in over Next article via various web and text book sources.
Power: In political science we define power as the ability to influence the outcome of events.  Power can be present in any relationship. Many scholars adopt the definition developed by German sociologist Max Weber, who said that power is the ability to exercise one’s will over others (Weber 1922). Power affects more than personal relationships; it shapes larger dynamics like social groups, professional organizations, and governments. Similarly, a government’s power is not necessarily limited to control of its own citizens. A dominant nation, for instance, will often use its clout to influence or support other governments or to seize control of other nation states. In an organization manager exert power on subordinates. Again subordinates can also exert power on his boss by useful suggestions.
Five bases of power:
1. Reward power
2. Coercive power
3. Legitimate power
4. Expert power: Based on the belief or perception that influencer has some special knowledge that influence doesn’t have
5. Referent power: This power is exerted by the influencer with whom a person desire to be identified.

Authority refers to accepted power i.e. power that people agree to follow. People listen to authority figures because they feel that these individuals are worthy of respect. Generally speaking, people perceive the objectives and demands of an authority figure as reasonable and beneficial, or true. Authority is often used more broadly to refer to a person’s ability to exert power as a result of quality such as knowledge or titles such as judge. In terms of our political lives, the president of the India and his administration command authority, or rightful power, for at least a critical mass or majority of Indian citizens.
Three main types of authority:
1. Traditional Authority
: traditional authority is accepted because that has traditionally been the case; its legitimacy exists because it has been accepted for a long time. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, for instance, occupies a position that she inherited based on the traditional rules of succession for the monarchy. People adhere to traditional authority because they are invested in the past and feel obligated to perpetuate it.
2. Charismatic Authority: charismatic authority is accepted because followers are drawn to the leader’s personal qualities. The appeal of a charismatic leader can be extraordinary, inspiring followers to make unusual sacrifices or to persevere in the midst of great hardship and persecution. Charismatic leaders usually emerge in times of crisis and offer innovative or radical solutions. They may even offer a vision of a new world order. Hitler’s rise to power in the postwar economic depression of Germany is an example.
3. Rational-Legal Authority: power made legitimate by laws, written rules, and regulations is termed rational-legal authority. In this type of authority, power is vested in a particular rationale, system, or ideology and not necessarily in the person implementing the specifics of that doctrine. A nation that follows a constitution is applying this type of authority. On a smaller scale, you might encounter rational-legal authority in the workplace via the standards set forth in the employee handbook, which provides a different type of authority than that of your boss. 

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank 500 Jobs for 150 Officer Jr. Management, 250 Office Assistants

Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank (BRKGB), Ajmer (Rajasthan) invites applications from Indian citizens, for the post of Officer Junior Management -Scale I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) from Indian citizens who have been declared qualified at the Online CWE-II for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/October 2013:
1. Officer Jr. Management Scale-I
Total Post: 150 Post (SC-22, ST-11, OBC-40, UR-77)
Pay Scale: Rs.14500- 25700/-
2. Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Total Post: 350 Post (SC-60, ST-45, OBC-70, UR-175)
Pay Scale: Rs.7200-19300/-
Age Limit: 18-28 Years, Age relaxation as per norms
Application Fee: Rs. 100/- (Rs. 20/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM Candidates) pay by the Challans available Bank’s Website.
How to Apply: Eligible and interested candidates should go through detail notification and apply ONLINE through official website of BRKGB on or before 14th August 2014.
Important dates:
Start date of Online apply: 1st August 2014
Last date of Online apply: 19th August 2014
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Current Affairs - August 2014

Current Affairs Question from August 2014: Current Affairs General Knowledge(GK) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for RAS/ IAS/ Bank Jobs as part of Current Affairs. Question of Rajasthan GK, India GK and World GK will be updated daily during whole month of August 2014. For Current Affairs Live Updates Follow us on FACEBOOK OR GOOGLE+
Current Affairs for August 2014- Daily Updates:
- President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the International Conference on Natural Fibres organized by the National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology today (August 1, 2014) at Kolkata.
- As per the latest reports of sowing of kharif crops, kharif sowing area stands at 706.25 lakh hectare.
- Annual food subsidy implication of implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) at 2014-15 costs, is estimated to be around Rs. 1,31,086 crore, against which, Rs. 1,10,500 crore has been provided in the current year budget.
- State Bank of India (SBI) has launched six Digital Branches in the country on 1st July, 2014, one each at Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai and two branches at Bengaluru.
- Flood situation in Kosi river in Bihar. Bihar Government has been put on alert. They have started taking action for evacuation of persons living in villages lying within the embankment area in 22 panchayats of Supaul district and other 7 districts of Bihar. Relief camps including cattle relief camps are being organised for the evacuated families.

- Cartoonists Pran Kumar Sharma, Cartoonist Pran, Creator of Chacha Chaudhary, sabu and other character died .
-  President presents outstanding MP awards to Arun Jaitley, Dr. Karan Singh and Shri Sharad Yadav . The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to Shri Arun Jaitley, Dr. Karan Singh and Shri Sharad Yadav for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively at a function organized by the Indian Parliamentary Group.
- A Hindu temple, claimed to be the world's first 'eco-temple' featuring solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system, has been opened in northwest London in the UK.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a new initiative under which each MP would develop a model village in his area. The "Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojna" will be launched on the 11th October 2014, birth anniversary of political activist Jayaprakash Narayan.
- Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas". - The annual 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list, released on Wednesday, has been topped by California-based global cloud computing company Salesforce for the fourth year in a row. The five Indian companies on the list are consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever, which is ranked 14th, followed by IT major Tata Consultancy Services (57), construction services firm Larsen & Toubro (58), pharma major Sun Pharma Industries (65) and Bajaj Auto (96)
- Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated the 1000MW ( 2X500 MW) stage I of Mouda Super Thermal Power Project to the nation in Mouda in Nagpur district of Maharashtra
- National Sports Awards 2014 are announced.National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.
- President Pranab Mukherjee awarded 28 persons, including three journalists and an ISRO scientist, for their outstanding contribution towards the development and spread of Hindi language.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be sworn in as Turkey's new president .
- Indian Air Force and Russian Federation Air Force (RFAF), Ex Avia Indra-2014 commenced today at Astrakhan region, near the Caspian Sea in Russia. The Exercise which has begun today will go on till 05 September 2014. Ex Avia Indra-2014 which has commenced today is the first exercise of its kind between the two Air Forces and is seen as a major mile stone in military relations.
- Government on 27th August launched the .bharat domain name in devanagari script covering eight languages including Hindi, Konkani and Marathi.
-  Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has announced the annual awards and commendation certificates for the nineteenth prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012. The Best of All Award has been won by Rail Wheel factory (Ministry of Railways), Bangalore.
- Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on 28th August opened the first edition of northeast film festival in the capital and said the government is committed to mainstream new initiatives in the region.
- Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi today launches 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana'. The 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana', an ambitious financial inclusion scheme under which the government intends to provide every household with a bank account and insurance cover, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
- Former UP CM Kalyan Singh appointed new Governor of Rajasthan.
- Archaeologists have unearthed two ancient Maya cities hidden in thick vegetation in the Mexican jungle. The cities were discovered in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula.

RSMM Udaipur Recruitment 2014 for 15 Junior Mines Foreman, 49 Mining Mate Advertisement, Application Form

Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd (RSMM), Udaipur is inviting application for the recruitment for 64 post of Junior Mines Foreman and Mining Mate as mentioned below:

1. Junior Mines Foreman = 15 Post

Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800 GP 4800/-
2. Mining Mate = 49 Post

Pay Scale: Rs. 5200-20200 GP 2800/-
Age Limit: 18-40 Years
How to Apply: Eligible and Interested candidate should go through detail notification and apply in prescribed format. Duly filled application should be sent at “Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Ltd (Govt. of Rajasthan Enterprise) SBU & PC – Rock Phosphate Jhamarkotra Mines, Udaipur -313015” on or before 20 August 2014.

Last date: 20th August 2014

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