Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2. More politics on quota and little policy aimed at quality education is driving India to restrict the output of thoroughly trained personnel. Critically analyse. (250 words)
Reference: Times of India
Why the question:
The article explains how Quotas don’t solve what’s really wrong with education.
Key Demand of the question:
One is to explain the politics of quota and in what way it is leading to deterioration of quality of education.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Recently, the government announced 27% reservation for OBC and 10% for EWS candidates in the all-India quota for medical admissions.
Elaborate first upon the politics of quota.
Give examples where the quota system has impacted education in the country in negative manner.
Discuss its impact on skill development of human resources.
Present the case of medical education in the country. For instance, without economic growth or learning outcomes, OBC groups, sandwiched between the general category and SC/STs, were rallied on the promise of quotas.
Now, groups within the OBC quota are clashing over who benefited or lost out, and even the GoI-appointed Rohini Commission is struggling to reconcile claims.
Conclude with way forward.