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2) Technology is reshaping the way government is designing and implementing programmes in India. Discuss. (250 words)

TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

2) Technology is reshaping the way government is designing and implementing programmes in India. Discuss. (250 words)

Yojana Magazine, June 2018 issue.

Why this question

Use and adoption of technology has been consistently growing at a very fast pace across all sectors including governance and administration. There have been various initiatives on part of the government to harness technology, in designing and implementing various development programmes, whose success is vital for India to achieve SDGs and become a developed nation.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about all such initiatives of the GoI (and also of state govts. If there are any worth mentioning), which are harnessing technology as a tool to improved governance.  We have to specifically discuss those programmes which are aiding the government in designing and implementation of various development programmes.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all encompassing directive which mandates us to write at length about the key demand of the question.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – write a few lines about why use of technology in the arena of governance and service delivery is important, what benefits it brings etc.

Body–  Discuss in points about the initiatives of the government, based on technology, in designing and implementing of various developmental programmes in India.

E.g DBT; JAM; PFMS; Government e-marketplace; UPI and BBPS; GST etc.

Here the names of the schemes is not as important as the facts depicting achievements; positive effects on economy, society and their further potential. So try to get as much factual facts from the article and incorporate them in your answer.

Conclusion- Based on your discussion form a fair and a balanced opinion on the issue write in a few lines about the need to expand and adopt technologies like AI, blockchain technology etc.