Social Justice [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 6 of 108

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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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“In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine this statement.

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Advantages of NGOs in Image
  • Non-state actors are the groups which are not directly associated with the government but affect the governance by various means and they are considered as the ‘third’ sector. They are like unsung heroes who aid in promoting good governance like transparency, effectiveness, openness, responsiveness and accountability. The…

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Question 2

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What is a quasi-judicial body? Explain with the help of concrete examples.

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A Quasi-Judicial Body

A quasi-judicial body is an institution or an organization or body which has powers like that of the law imposing bodies but not a court. They are the bodies which have the power to impose laws on administrative agencies. And they mainly govern the administrative areas. An authority is described as ‘quasi-judicial’ when it has …

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Question 3

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Professor Amartya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realms of primary education and primary health care. What are your suggestions to improve their status and performance?

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Amartya Sen is an Indian Economist, Philosopher, and a Nobel Laurate (1998) , whose contributions on economics were always a guiding path for the developing countries including India. According to her view, India, as a developing country, should be able to spread its roots of education, healthcare and women՚s equality, and it should penetrate deepl…

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Examine the main provisions of the National Child Policy and throw light on the status of its implementation.

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Laws and Policies to Protect Children
  • The Indian Government has implemented a new National Policy for Children, 2013 on 26th April, 2013. According to this policy, every person below the age of eighteen years will be considered as a child and this policy will cover all children within the territory and jurisdiction of the country. Childhood is a sli…

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Question 5

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“Demographic Dividend in India will remain only theoretical unless our manpower becomes more educated, aware, skilled and creative.” What measures have been taken by the government to enhance the capacity of our population to be more productive and employable?

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Government has taken many steps for the development of our national and global competiveness. Indian policies and institutional frameworks have been constructed for this national skilling agenda. Government policies which enables the people՚s participation has taken active measures for the implementation of skill development and employment programs…

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An athlete participates in Olympics for personal triumph and nation՚s glory; victors are showered with cash incentives by various agencies, on their return. Discuss the merit of state sponsored talent hunt and its cultivation as against the rationale of a reward mechanism as encouragement.

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Talent hunt is a comprehensive approach for searching the talents in the field of sports and rewarding them is the method to honor their achievements, so that others can inspire and they perform better in different sports also.

In recent times it has been seen that the victors are given more attention and showered with cash, government portfolios in…

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