Topic – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of them
2) The proposed national policy for domestic workers fails to achieve the purpose it is designed for. Critically examine.(250 words)
Why this question
Domestic workers belong to the unorganised sector, for whom there hardly exists any social security, security of tenure and other good practices enjoyed by employees in the formal sector. Hence a policy was much required for their benefit. Thus, this becomes an important topic for mains.
Key demand of the question
The basic demand of the question is to analyze whether the proposed policy will alleviate the issues faced by domestic workers. Your own opinion, based in sound arguments is to be provided.
Critically examine – When you are asked to critically examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any. Your opinion in the end is also required.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – mention the need for such a policy and that a policy for domestic workers is much needed
- Provide details on the status quo of domestic workers which should establish that indeed a policy is required.
- Thereafter discuss what the policy tried to achieve and whether it is in line with what is required by domestic workers
- Now, move to the points of the policy and examine the pros and cons of the policy and whether it helps mitigate the risk and enhances opportunities for domestic workers. Talk about issues such as social security benefits, employment security, overtime, holidays etc
Conclusion – provide a fair judgment at the end.