4) Aspirational District Programme (ADP) is a marked shift in India’s governance model, that embodies cooperative as well as competitive federalism and efficiency in resource utilization, as its key determinants. Critically analyse.
- April 17, 2018
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Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources
4) Aspirational District Programme (ADP) is a marked shift in India’s governance model, that embodies cooperative as well as competitive federalism and efficiency in resource utilization, as its key determinants. Critically analyse. (250 Words)
Why this question
‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme was launched in january 2018 with an aim to quickly and effectively transform some of the most underdeveloped districts of the country. The Government is committed to raising the living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all – Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and ADP is an important tool to achieve the same on priority basis in some worst performing districts.. Therefore the question is important for mains exam. It is related to GS- 2 syllabus under the following headings- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
KEY DEMAND OF THE QUESTION.
The question wants us to analyse the salient features of the ADP and discuss how it embodies cooperative as well as competitive federalism; how it aims to raise and utilize the resources. It wants us to discuss the positive points of ADP vis a vis other programmes. However, we also have to analyse and see what are its limitations/ cons.
Critically analyze- we have to analyse both the positive aspects as well as negative aspects of ADP in terms of how it embodies cooperative and competitive federalism, how it will use the resources for development more efficiently.
STRUCTURE OF THE ANSWER
Introduction- you can introduce your answer by briefly highlighting the salient aspects of ADP.
Body- divide the body into two main parts. In one part, discuss how ADP embodies a) cooperative federalism b) competitive federalism c) efficiency in resource utilization, and put arguments in favour of these aspects in the process of development.
In part two, discuss the limitations of the ADP, with special focus on already discussed aspects.
Conclusion- present your conclusion along with mentioning some suggestions to improve the programme.
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