SURE SHOT METHOD:DECODED 2013-2021 UPSC PAPER 2 : POLITY : BLOCK-C: POLITY

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SURE SHOT METHOD:DECODED 2013-2021 UPSC PAPER 2 : POLITY : BLOCK-C: POLITY

[Block-C] Governance & groups

    1. Governance: Accountability & E-Gov
    2. Groups: Civil Services, NGO, SHG, Pressure Groups

 

Section 3: Governance & groups 

Governance: Accountability & Transparency :

Governance: Accountability & E-Gov:

 

  1. GS2 Syllabus Topic: Important aspects of governance; Transparency and accountability (institutional and other measures); Citizens Charter;

  2. GS2 Syllabus Topic: E-Governance (applications, models, successes, limitations, potential)

 

  1. Citizens’ Charter is an ideal instrument of organizational transparency and accountability, but. it has its own limitations. Identify the limitations and suggest measures for greater effectiveness or the Citizens Charter. (2018)
  2. Discuss the role of Public Accounts Committee in establishing accountability of the government to the people. (2017)
  3. “Effectiveness of the government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system is inter-dependent.” Discuss their relationship with each other in context of India. (2016)
  4. In the integrity index of Transparency International, India stands very low. Discuss briefly the legal, political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India. (2016)
  5. In the light of the Satyam Scandal (2009), discuss the changes brought in corporate governance to ensure transparency, accountability. (2015)
  6. “If amendment bill to the Whistleblowers Act, 2011 tabled in the Parliament is passed, there may be no one left to protect.” Critically evaluate. (2015)
  7. Though Citizen’s charters have been formulated by many public service delivery organizations, there is no corresponding improvement in the level of citizens’ satisfaction and quality of services being provided? Analyze. (2013)
  8. ‘A national Lokpal, however strong it may be, cannot resolve the problems of immorality in public affairs’. Discuss. (2013)

E-Governance

  1. “The emergence of Fourth Industrial Revolution (Digital Revolution) has initiated e-Governance as an integral part of government”. Discuss. 
  2. Implementation of information and Communication Technology (ICT) based Projects / Programmes usually suffers in terms of certain vital factors. Identify these factors, and suggest measures for their effective implementation. (2019)
  3. E-Governance is not only about utilization of the power of new technology, but also much about critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information Explain. (2018) 

 

Groups: Civil Services, NGO, SHG, Pressure Groups:

S2 Syllabus Topic:

  1. Development Processes & Development industry (role of NGOs, SHGs, groups & associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders)

  2. Pressure Groups & Formal, Informal associations (and their role in the polity)

  3. Role of Civil Services in a democracy.

 

Pressure groups:

  1. What are the methods used by the Farmers organizations to influence the policy- makers in India and how effective are these methods? (2019)
  2. How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years? (2017)
  3. ‘The emergence of Self Help Groups(SHGs) in contemporary times points to the slow but steady withdrawal of the state from developmental activities’. Examine the role of the SHGs in developmental activities and the measures taken by the Government of India to promote the SHGs. (2017)
  4. “In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine this statement. (2016)
  5. The Self-Help Group (SHG) Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP), which is India’s own innovation, has proved to be one of the most effective poverty alleviation and women empowerment programmes. Elucidate.2015
  6. Examine critically the recent changes in the rules governing foreign funding of NGOs under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 1976.2015
  7. How can the role of NGOs be strengthened in India for development works relating to protection of the environment? Discuss throwing light on the major constraints.2015
  8. The penetration of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas in promoting participation in development programmes is facing socio-cultural hurdles. Examine.2014
  9. The legitimacy and accountability of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their patrons, the micro-finance outfits, need systematic assessment and scrutiny for the sustained success of the concept. Discuss.2013
  10. Pressure group politics is sometimes seen as the informal face of politics. With regards to the above, assess the structure and functioning of pressure groups in India. (2013)

Civil services:

  1. “Institutional quality is a crucial driver of economic performance”. In this context suggest reforms in Civil Service for strengthening democracy. 2020
  2. Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment (2017)
  3. “Traditional bureaucratic structure and culture have hampered the process of socio-economic development in India.” Comment. (2016)
  4. Has the Cadre based Civil Services Organisation been the cause of slow change in India? Critically examine. (2014)
  1. “Micro-Finance as an anti-poverty vaccine, is aimed at asset creation and income security of the rural poor in India”. Evaluate the role of Self-Help Groups in achieving the twin objectives along with empowering women in rural India.2020

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