Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance, applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
3) Discuss the various dimensions of Governance in India. What are the issues associated with it? Elaborate. (250 words)
Governance by Lakshmikanth
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is from the static portions GS II Paper.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the aspects/dimensions of Governance in India and the concerned issues.
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.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introduction on the timeline of various poverty alleviation programmes.
Explain that Department of Administrative reforms and Public grievances (DARPG) in its report “State of Governance – A framework of assessment” has broken down governance into five dimensions viz. political, legal& judicial, administrative, economic and social &environmental dimensions.
Explain each of these dimensions in detail.
Then move on to discuss the issues associated with them.
Conclude by suggesting solutions as to what can be done.