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Do you agree that India is falling short of standards of social and distributive justice? And for the trend to be reversed, putting justice back into public discourse should be the priority? Discuss.

Topic : Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Do you agree that India is falling short of standards of social and distributive justice? And for the trend to be reversed, putting justice back into public discourse should be the priority? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The author presents to us a detailed analysis of the marginalisation of justice in public discourse.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in what way India is falling short of standards on social and distributive justice. Also discuss the need to recognise the importance of public discourse.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start by defining what you understand by social and distributive justice.

Body:

In India it’s a known fact that while self-interest and national glory dominate, concern for distributive justice is rare.

Then explain what is distributive justice and why is it important. The idea of distributive justice requires not only a social condition marked by an absence of love or familiarity, but also the circumstances of justice.

Discuss the associate concepts of Need-based principle and the concept of desert.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the most reasonable egalitarian conceptions of justice try to find a balance between need and desert.