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3) Critically examine whether MPLADS has helped in bridging the gaps in provisioning of public services?(250 words)

Topic – Separation of powers between various organs

3) Critically examine whether MPLADS has helped in bridging the gaps in provisioning of public services?(250 words)

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Why this question

The article highlights the issues faced by MPLADS scheme, the findings of the performance of this scheme by agencies such as CAG etc and gives suggestions over the future of this scheme. This issue has been discussed in 2nd ARC as well.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to highlight the pros and cons of MPLADS scheme in bridging gaps in provisioning of public services and explain whether the scheme needs to be abolished or reformed.

Directive word

Critically examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any . When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, all you need to do is look at the good and bad of something and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain about MPLADS scheme.

Body – Discuss the status quo wrt MPLADS scheme. Highlight the findings of CAG report and 2nd ARC regarding the performance of the scheme. Highlight the pros and cons of what the scheme is trying to achieve and the process followed in achieving those and issues with it. Finally, we need to provide our opinion as to whether the scheme needs to be reformed, or scrapped.

Conclusion – Give your view on the future of the scheme based on reasoned arguments made above.