Topic – Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
5) What are the key provisions of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018, and analyze the issues involved?(250 words)
Why this question
The Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha yesterday, has been under discussion for quite some time, and has great relevance due to several high profile cases in the recent past. Hence it becomes important to discuss the provisions of the bill, and analyze the issues involved.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to discuss the key provisions of the bill, highlight the pros and cons and how far the Bill would succeed in achieving its objectives.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight some of the key incidents in the recent past which underscores the need for such a Bill.
- Discuss the vision of the bill and the key provisions – applicable in cases where value exceeds 1000cr, gives power for confiscation of property irrespective of whether the proceeds are on account of crime or not, prohibits fugitives from pursuing civil cases in India etc
- Analyze the issues involved – violation of art 21, 1000 cr limit etc
- Discuss the pros of such a bill. Here mention the necessity of bringing such a bill into force, ensuring speed and finality in disposal of cases etc
Conclusion – Emphasize on the need for creating a deterrence and discuss the way forward.