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.
5) Regardless of digitisation bringing an epitome shift in governance, challenges exist in Indian Governance methodology. Evaluate.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses in detail how India has managed to leverage digital technology to usher in socio-economic equity and growth in the last 10 years.
Key demand of the question:
One is expected to analyse the challenges or shortfalls that Indian governance system faces despite the aid of digitization.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgment about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
In brief start by explaining the relevance of digitization to Indian governance approach.
First explain how Digitization brought in a paradigm shift in governance—from welfare mode to entitlement mode.
Discuss the merits and demerits of Digitization to the Indian governance system.
Relate it to the concept of good governance.
Explain the challenges associated and in what way digitization alone cannot be a quick fix to the issues and that a multi-pronged approach is needed.
Conclude with way forward.