Category: Inside India

7) It is said that  the proposal to transfer risk away from the private sector to the government  under PPP model essentially returns India to a pre-2000 model for investment. Examine the Pre-2000 model of investment and why this model is despised by some economists. 25

7) It is said that the proposal to transfer risk away from the private sector to the government under PPP model essentially returns India to a pre-2000 model for investment. Examine the Pre-2000 model of investment and why this model is despised by some economists.

Topic: Investment models; changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 7) It is said that  the proposal to transfer risk away from the private sector to the government  under PPP model essentially...

5) “Some of the changes that the amendments proposed to  the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013 (LARR Act), if passed, would be patently unconstitutional.” Critically comment. 26

5) “Some of the changes that the amendments proposed to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013 (LARR Act), if passed, would be patently unconstitutional.” Critically comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 5) “Some of the changes that the amendments proposed to  the Right to Fair Compensation and...

11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in India on the pretext of hurting sentiments of certain section of population or defaming the country. Do you think such bans are justified? Critically comment. 44

11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in India on the pretext of hurting sentiments of certain section of population or defaming the country. Do you think such bans are justified? Critically comment.

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information; Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 11) In recent years we have seen banning of movies or books by governments in...

10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is adversely affecting growth of human capital in India? Critically evaluate. 21

10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is adversely affecting growth of human capital in India? Critically evaluate.

  Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 10) Do you think increased importance on building physical infrastructure either by involving private or public means since independence is...

9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more organised, there is an inherent danger of it creating an anti-farmer policy bias in a country like India.” In the light of recent monetary policy framework signed between RBI and the government, critically comment on the statement. 13

9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more organised, there is an inherent danger of it creating an anti-farmer policy bias in a country like India.” In the light of recent monetary policy framework signed between RBI and the government, critically comment on the statement.

Topic: Indian Economy – General 9) “While inflation targeting has some rationale in advanced economies, where food’s contribution to the CPI and consumption expenditures is barely 20 per cent, and agricultural markets are far more...

7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to curb black money. Do you think such measures will help in curbing circulation or stashing of black money in foreign accounts? In your opinion, ideally what should be government’s approach? Critically examine. 16

7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to curb black money. Do you think such measures will help in curbing circulation or stashing of black money in foreign accounts? In your opinion, ideally what should be government’s approach? Critically examine.

Topic: Indian Economy  – money-laundering and its prevention 7) In recent union budget, the union government has announced that it would amend criminal codes and introduce stringent provisions to punish tax evaders in an attempt to...

6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has  has chosen to spend nearly half of its fiscal stimulus through the state governments. In this regard, do you think states are administratively efficient to spend these funds prudently and productively? Critically examine. 37

6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has has chosen to spend nearly half of its fiscal stimulus through the state governments. In this regard, do you think states are administratively efficient to spend these funds prudently and productively? Critically examine.

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 6) In pursuit of ‘cooperative federalism’, the union government has  has chosen to spend nearly...

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