Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Discuss in detail the concerns associated with Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, what are the issues specifically with respect to
Privacy issues associated with it? (250 words)
Why this question:
In a major move aimed at making Aadhaar people friendly, the Union Cabinet has approved “The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019” to replace the earlier ordinance.
Demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the salient features of the amendments, Need and concerns associated with the use of Aadhaar, issues of privacy.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start with brief introduction of the act.
One can have the following points in the answer:
- Discuss the background of the question.
- Explain the salient features of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019.
- Explain what are the possible issues associated with it
- Discuss specifically issues related to privacy concerns.
Economic Growth: A good transportation system is an important selling point to communities that desire to attract development that provides for employment and growth of a city. If transport costs due to congestion increase, goods and services produced within that city tend to increase in costs thus losing competitiveness in international markets. Efficient transportation access is therefore a very important consideration as it has a direct impact on sound and sustainable economic growth and productivity. The cost of congestion in the Western Province of Sri Lanka is over Rs 20,000 million per year (around 2 percent of Regional GDP). This includes the cost of productive time and wastage of fuel.
Quality-of-Life: To some people, congested highways are a symptom of deteriorating quality-of-life-in a community. The amount of time that is spent on commuting to and from work is also in reality, time that is taken away from social interactions or pursuit of activities that have a personal value and satisfaction.
Conclude with solutions to the problem and suggest way forward.