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Covid-19 demands a new model of citizen-focused governance, do you agree? Comment.

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.

3.  Covid-19 demands a new model of citizen-focused governance, do you agree? Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Times of India

Why the question:

The article explains in detail how Covid demands a new model of citizen-focused governance.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the importance and need of a new model of citizen-focused governance model for the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief introduction of the context of the question.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Explain first why India needs a new model of governance to tackle the menacing challenges from super cyclones to mutating viruses.

Discuss the importance of designing a smart government.

Suggest methods to inculcate better and smart governance.

Conclusion:

Conclude that a smart government is humble and lean, works with evidence-based data, is focused on citizens’ lives and livelihoods and works in partnership with citizens at every level, with a bottom-up rather than top-down approach.