Important Aspects of Governance-Role of Civil Services in a Democracy [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 6 of 6

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Question 1

Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Initially civil services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil services comment?

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The credit for formation of Indian civil services goes to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Independent India. He has envisioned it as a backbone of the Indian nation. The policy makers thought that this would be totally neutral and remain effective in implementing the policies and programs.

But in current context, its neutrality is lacking because of

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Question 2

Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
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Appeared in Year: 2017

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To enhance the quality of democracy in India the election commission of India has proposed electoral reforms in 2016. What are the suggested reforms and how far they significant to make democracy successful?

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Election commission is the watchdog to conduct free and fair election in India from time to time it proposed electoral reforms to strengthen and enhance the quality of democracy, which is the basic features of the constitution. Previously it suggested for the mandatory filling of criminal cases in the nomination paper, wealth declaration, enforceme…

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Question 3

Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Has the Cadre based Civil Services organization been the cause of slow change in India? Critically examine.

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Cadre based civil services is a mechanism of allotting the states for work to those candidates selected for All India Services as long as they continue in the service. These cadres are derived from the states. Once the cadre is allotted to a civil servant He/She has to spend almost his service period in the allocated cadre. Thus the permanent natur…

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What are the major changes brought in the arbitration and conciliation act, 1996 through the recent ordinance promulgated by the President? How far will it improve India՚s dispute resolution mechanism? Discuss.

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The Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 regulates the domestic arbitration in India. Recently it has been replaced by The Arbitration and Conciliation Act 2015 with certain modifications which are as follows:

  • The electronic form of communication in arbitration shall be treated as arbitration agreement in writing.
  • The arbitration will appointed by S…

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Question 5

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The success of Swachh Bharat mission hinges on strong municipals and efficient governance. Comment. (250 Words)

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Issues with Municipalities and Efficient Governance in Swachh Bharat Programme:

The Rate of Open Defecation is Not Decreasing Much:

  • India has far higher levels of open defecation than other countries of the same GDP per capita.
  • Even though the rate of construction of toilets is increasing the municipalities are failing to make people use them.
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Question 6

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Do we really need a Chief Secretary in today՚s politico-administrative ambience in the States and Union Territories? Critically comment. (250 Words)

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Chief secretary is the head of the civil administration in the state or union territory, an officer who represents not just his own service but all services within the civil administration but the recent incident of the Delhi chief secretary being assaulted has raised many questions.

The Responsibilities Chief Secretary Looks into Are:

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