Course of Action 3 | Hamaraguru

Course of Action 3 | Hamaraguru

Directions (26-32): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Following are the conditions for selecting manager-HR in an organization:
The candidate must –
i) be at least 30 years and not more than 35 years as on 01.03.2012.
ii) have secured at least 60 percent marks in graduation in any discipline.
iii) have secured at least 65 percent marks in the Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Personnel Management/HR. 
iv) have post qualification work experience of at least five years in the personnel/HR Department of an organization.
v) have secured at least 50 percent marks in the selection process.
In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the above conditions except-
a) at (ii) above, but has secured at least 55 percent marks in Graduation in any discipline and at least 70 percent marks in Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Personnel Management/HR, and the case is to be referred to GM – HR.
b) at (iv) above, but has post qualification work experience of at least four years out of which at least two years as Deputy Manager – HR, the case is to be referred to President – HR.

In each question given below are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following courses of actions based on the information provided and the conditions and the sub-conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.03.2012.
Mark answer (1) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Mark answer (2) if the data provided are not adequate to take a decision.
Mark answer (3) if the case is to be referred to as President – HR.
Mark answer (4) if the case is to be referred to as GM – HR.
Mark answer (5) if the candidate is to be selected.

26. Rita Bhatt was born on 25th July 1978. She has secured 62 percent marks in graduation and 65 percent marks in Post Graduate Diploma in Management. She has been working for the past six years in the Personnel Department of an organization after completing her Post Graduation. She has secured 55 percent marks in the selection process.

27. Ashok Pradhan was born on 8th August 1980. He has been working in the Personnel Department of an organization for the past four years after completing his Post Graduate Degree in Personnel Management with 67 percent. Out of his entire experience, he has been working for the past 2 years as Deputy Manager – HR. He has secured 62 percent marks in Graduation and 58 percent marks in the selection process.

28. Alok Verma was born on 4th March 1976. He has been working in the Personnel Department of an organization for the past six years after completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management with 66 percent marks. He has secured 57 percent marks in the selection process and 63 percent marks in Graduation.

29. Swapan Ghosh has been working in the Personnel Department of an organization for the past five years after completing his Post Graduate Degree in HR with 72 percent marks. He has secured 56 percent marks in Graduation. He was born on 12th May 1977. He has secured 58 percent marks in the selection process.

30. Seema Behl has been working in the Personnel Department of an organization for the past seven years after completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management with 70 percent marks. She was born on 5th July 1979. She has secured65 percent marks in graduation and 50 percent marks in the selection process.

31. Statement: The prices of vegetables and other food articles have decreased in the recent months raising hope among policy planners that the RBI’s (Reserve Bank of India) tight grip on the supply of liquid money in the market for controlling inflation may be eased. Which of the following may be a possible action of the above situation?
a) The Reserve Bank of India may not reduce its key interest rates in the near future.
b) The government may step in and make certain concessions to the common people on various issues.
c) The Reserve Bank of India may consider lowering certain rates to bring in more liquidity in the market.
d) The RBI may wait for at least another year before taking any step.
e) The RBI may collect more data from the market and wait for another four months to ensure they take the correct stop.

32. Statement: A severe cyclonic storm hit the Eastern coastline last month resulting in huge loss of life and property on the entire east coast and the Government had to disburse a considerable amount for relief activities through the district administration machinery.
Which of the following may be a follow-up measure to be taken up by the government?
a) The Govt. may set up a task force to review the post relief scenario in all districts and also to confirm proper end-user receipt of the relief supplies.
b) The Govt. may set up a committee for appropriate disbursement of relief supplies in the future.
c) The government may empower the District Magistrate to make all future disbursements of relief.
d) The Govt. may send relief supplies to the affected people in the future only after proper assessment of the damage caused by such calamities.
e) The Government may not need to activate any follow-up measure.

Directions (33-37): In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action regarding the problem policy, etc. Based on the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

33. Statement: The major road connecting the two main part of the city is inundated due to heavy rains during the past two days.
Courses of action:
I. The government should immediately send a relief team to the affected area.
II. The municipal authority should make an immediate effort to pump out water from the road.
III. The municipal authority should advise the general public to stay indoors until the water is cleared.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only I and II follow
(c) Only I and III follow
(d) Only II and III follow
(e) None of these

34. Statement: The prices of essential commodities have gone up substantially during the past few weeks.
Courses of action:
I. The govt. should set up an expert committee to study the trend of prices.
II. The govt. should immediately abolish taxes on essential commodities.
III. The govt. should advise the general public to refrain from purchasing essential commodities for a few days.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) Only I and II follow

35. Statement: a Large number of students of the local school fell ill after having their midday meal provided by the school. Courses of action:
I. The govt. should immediately suspend the school Principal.
II. The school authority should initiate an inquiry to find out the reason for students’ sickness.
III. The govt. should instruct all the schools to suspend their midday meal scheme till further order.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only II and III follow
(e) None of these

36. Statement: Many people living in the slums of the western part of the town are diagnosed to be suffering from malaria. Courses of action:
I. The municipal corporation should immediately make necessary arrangements to spray mosquito repellent in the affected area.
II. The municipal authority should immediately make necessary arrangements to provide quick medical help to the affected people.
III. The municipal authority should take steps to shift all the people staying in the slums of the western part of the town to other areas.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only I and II follow
(d) All I, II and III follow
(e) None of these

37. Statement: Many teachers of the local school have rendered their resignation to the Principal to protest the management’s decision for not implementing revised pay scales. Courses of action:
I. The school management should accept the resignations and appoint new teachers.
II. The school management should persuade the teachers to continue with an assurance of considering the pay hike issue.
III. The school management should approach the government for guidelines.
(a) None follows
(b) Only either I or II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I follow
(e) Only II follows

Answer key:
26. e    
27. d    
28. e    
29. c    
30. e
31. c    
32. b    
33. e    
34. c    
35. b
36. d    
37. b