Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 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. Along with value-added administration, the education system needs a revamp to address India’s human capital crisis effectively. Deliberate.(250 words)
Reference: The Hindu Business Line
Why this question:
The article highlights the fact that Along with improved administration, the system needs an overhaul to address India’s human capital crisis effectively. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the reasons that are necessitating an overhaul in the current education system of the country to address the human capital crisis.
Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the importance of a robust education system.
Explain in detail the causes of concerns in the Indian system of education. Highlight the key issues ranging from quality of education, lack of qualified teachers, reach of schools, penetration etc. Discuss the role of administration and explain why it is important to focus on both the aspects – system and the administration.
Suggest the means which are available that need to be adopted to overcome the challenges prevalent currently in the system and discuss solutions to address the same.