Governance and Polity [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 16 - 20 of 67

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Question 16

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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“For achieving the desired objectives, it is necessary to ensure that the regulatory institutions remain independent and autonomous” . Discuss in the light of the experiences in recent past.

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The main objective of regulatory bodies is to bring or tries to bring professionalism by ensuring national unity, integrity, sovereignty, democracy, secularism etc. It also promotes the socio-economic development of the country.

Some of the Regulating bodies in India are as flows.

  1. Reserve Bank of India.
  2. National Human Rights Commission.
  3. Central vigilan…

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Question 17

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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The Concept of cooperative federalism has been increasingly emphasized in recent years. Highlight the drawbacks in the existing structure and the extent to which cooperative federalism would answer the shortcomings.

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  • Cooperative federalism is a mechanism of governance by setting of coordination between the centre and state for the sake of development by coming at the same podium.
  • Example Goods and services Tax which was supported by all states, Value added Tax in which the central government promised the states to implement and if there is any loss in this the g…

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Question 18

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Many state governments further bifurcate geographical administrative areas like Districts and Talukas for better governance. In light of the above, can it also be justified that more number of smaller states would bring in effective governance at state level?

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  • Creation and bifurcation of geographical areas for administrative purposes is very old age practices in India for better governance. Because the bifurcation and creation of larger areas into smaller units states have similar justification because smaller units of governance are better administered, decision taken easily and it also bring people clo…

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Question 19

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A national Lokpal, however strong it may be, can՚t resolve the problems of immorality in public affairs. Discuss.

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  • A national Lokpal is however necessary to fight immorality and corruption but it is wrong to say that Lokpal is capable to eliminate Corruption in Public affairs completely. Corruption in our system is inherent and it is deep rooted so the Lokpal can only correct with the help of the officers. Immorality in public affairs arises due to several reas…

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Question 20

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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The role of Individual MPs (Member of Parliament) has diminished over the years and as a result healthy constructive debates on policy issues are not usually witnessed. How far can this be attributed to the anti-defection law which was legislated but with different intention?

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Debate and Discussion on particular issues and policies is carried out in the Parliament during question hour, zero hour and many more motions have taken place. Calling attention to a matter on general public importance in Parliamentary democracy is very essential. The individual Member of Parliament discussed and debate their constituency concerns…

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