Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Will a greater centralisation of decision-making help the Ladakh region’s already-fragile terrain? Discuss in the light of recent decision of the government to transform of Ladakh into a Union Territory (UT).(250 words)
Why this question:
The article in in the backdrop of recent govt. decision of declaring Ladakh as a union territory and the significance of the decision.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the aspect of greater centralization and its pros and cons.
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:
Describe the background of the situation.
Take hints from the article, first narrate the circumstances under which the decision has been taken by the government and then explain the reasons, impact of such a decision and the merits and demerits of it.
Conclude with fair and balanced opinion on the issue.