Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
1. A refreshed ‘Digital India’ programme will play critical role in the pursuit of $5 trillion economy. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of Finance Minister’s announcement on waiver of Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on digital payments.
Key demand of the question:
The question expects one to comment upon the role of Digital India programme and the essence of it to $5 trillion economy.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss that In the past few years, digital technology has become a vital factor in accelerating the pace of India’s economic growth, in promoting social and economic equity by enhancing access for all to information, markets and public services; and in overcoming the country’s infrastructure deficit.
Explain the idea behind digital India.
Discuss the steps taken by the government in this direction.
Discuss the benefits of the programme.
Analyse the challenges and concerns associated.
Conclude by reasserting its role in augmenting the dream of $5 trillion economy.