Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4. Is it possible to use the ongoing Coronavirus crisis to affect permanent reforms in public procurement system ? give your opinion with suitable justification.(250 words)
Reference: Financial Express
Why this question:
The article highlights the need for reforms in the PPS in the current times of the pandemic.
Key demand of the question:
Explain why and in what way can the public procurement system can be reformed to better utilize the available resources.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the context of the question.
To start with, define Public procurement and its significance to the Indian setup. Explain that since significant production is at a standstill, the state should harness industrial units to deliver emergency supplies and utilize stranded private sector human resources too where needed. Take cues from the article and explain in detail the significance of such a move.
Conclude with way forward.