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7) What do you understand by governance. Also, discuss some of the indicators of  good governance.(250 words)

TopicProbity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

7) What do you understand by governance. Also, discuss some of the indicators of  good governance.(250 words)

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Why this question

The issue is related to GS-4 syllabus under the following heading –

Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of the working and philosophical concept of the term governance. It also wants us to write in detail about the indicators of good governance.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive and it mandates us to write at length about the key demands of the question- meaning of the term governance and indicators of good governance.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Define and briefly explain in 1-2 lines,  the term governance. E.g The word “governance” came from the Latin verb “gubernare,” which means “to steer.” Basing on its etymology, governance refers to the manner of steering or governing, or of directing and controlling, a group of people or a state.

Body-

  • Explain and discuss the term further, give its working definition ( what it practically means), its relation to government etc.
  • Discuss in points, the indicators of good governance. E.g transparency, rule of law, accountability, absence of corruption etc.

Take the help of the article attached to the question and also other related material, in order to frame your answer.

Conclusion– Form a fair, concise and a balanced opinion on the issue.