7) Curbing tax evasion to boost public finance is part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the light of this statement and recent recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-led project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) on tax avoidance, critically discuss the need for India to implement these recommendations and the challenges India faces in their implementation.

Topic: Resource mobilization;  7) Curbing tax evasion to boost public finance is part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the light of this statement and recent recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-led project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) on tax avoidance, critically discuss the need for India to implement …

4) To address some of the pressing socio-economic problems, it is necessary for government to work together with civil society and NGOs. Do you think this partnership is working well in India? If no, what needs to be done by both to work together efficiently and transparently? Discuss

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 4) To address some of the pressing socio-economic problems, it is necessary for government to work together with civil society and NGOs. Do you think this partnership is working well in India? If no, what needs …

3) Maternity entitlements are an important policy tool for encouraging better maternal health. In this regard, critically examine if the provisions of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) are sufficient in ensuring better maternal health. Examine shortcomings of these schemes and government’s role in better implementation of these schemes.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 3) Maternity entitlements are an important policy tool for encouraging better maternal health. In this regard, critically examine if the provisions of  the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) are sufficient in ensuring better maternal health. …

2) The Bihar government’s move to reserve 35 per cent of all jobs in the state sector for women is an attempt to increase their presence in the workforce. Do you think reservation in jobs alone will empower women? What else should government do in this regard? Discuss

Topic: Social empowerment; Role of women 2) The Bihar government’s move to reserve 35 per cent of all jobs in the state sector for women is an attempt to increase their presence in the workforce. Do you think reservation in jobs alone will empower women? What else should government do in this regard? Discuss. (200 …

1) A national survey showed that less than half of the toilets built in the Swachh Bharat mission are being used for defecation, but doing duty instead as small granaries or as store rooms. Critically discuss why Swacch Bharat mission has failed, the reasons why people do not use toilets and practical measures needed to stop open defecation in India.

Topic: Salient features of Indian society 1) A national survey showed that less than half of the toilets built in the Swachh Bharat mission are being used for defecation, but doing duty instead as small granaries or as store rooms. Critically discuss why Swacch Bharat mission has failed, the reasons why people do not use toilets …