Social Justice-Government Policies and Interventions for Development [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 11 - 16 of 26

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Question 11

Government Policies and Interventions for Development
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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Comment on the recommendation of Wadhwa Commission on the Public Distribution System.

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  • The Supreme Court of India constituted a committee under the retired Justice D. P Wadhwa to monitors its order in the Public Interest Litigation on right to food.
  • The committee came out with the strong indictment of Public Distribution System. Based on State-level reports for Delhi, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Karn…

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Question 12

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Comment on the salient features of the recent draft model real estate (Regulation of Development) Act of the ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation of the Central Government.

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  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has prepared a draft model Real Estate (Regulation of Development) Act. The Draft aims to establish a regulatory Authority Key highlight of the Act.
  • An appellate Tribunal to regulate control and promote planned and healthy development and construction, sale, transfer and management of colonies, r…

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Question 13

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Explain the Bihar Special Courts Act 2009. Why it has been in news recently? (Paper - I)

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  • Bihar special court Act, 2009 provides that the property to corrupt persons can be attached even when the probe is underway, if the authorized officer concludes that the acquisition of the property was the result of the offence committed by the accused.
  • Bihar Implemented it and some of the officer came under this act. Its constitutional validity was…

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Question 14

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Disputes between the riparian states on sharing of river waters in post-independence Era, India are becoming increasingly complex. Objectively analyze the major disputes in this connection with special reference to the Southern states?

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  • India is the land of many rivers that have often become the cause of inter-state disputes. In the post green revolution era, inter-state disputes have taken a particular form and mostly they follow from inter-state river water distribution issues. There are river basins in Northern India and river basins in the Southern India.
  • In South, all of the…

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Question 15

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The recent economic survey highlights the importance of gender-disaggregated data in examining socio-economic growth. Examine how this gender-disaggregated data can be generated and challenges such data poses in policymaking. (250 Words)

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Background:

Gender disaggregated data gives a clear idea of the status of women in a country giving impetus to the direction of the measures taken by the government to be more inclusive.

Present Gaps in Gender Disaggregated Data: (Extra)

  • Repeated data isn՚t available to help assess change over time or design interventions.
  • Lack data on women՚s formal f…

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Question 16

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Socialisation of medicine with a reliance on taxation to fund basic programmes is the bedrock of a good health system. In the light of the statement, discuss the significance of NITI Aayog՚s first Health Index, its shortcomings and its implications for competitive federalism. (250 Words)

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Health Index Report:

  • In its first attempt at establishing an annual systematic tool to measure and understand the heterogeneity and complexity of the nation՚s performance in Health the NITI Aayog released a Health Index report.
  • The report ranks states and union territories (UTs) on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes and their ov…

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