Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4. How DBT Mission improved the government’s welfare transfers? Discuss the challenges associated too. (250 words)
Reference: Live Mint
Why the question:
The article explains DBT Mission’s achievement, challenges and solutions. Thus the question.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the role played by DBT in the welfare schemes and the challenges associated.
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:
Start with brief introduction of DBT scheme.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
How DBT Mission improved the government’s welfare transfers?
Explain that DBT was initiated with the aim to reform government delivery system by re-engineering the existing process in welfare schemes for simpler and faster flow of information/funds and to ensure accurate targeting of the beneficiaries, de-duplication and reduction of fraud.
Advantages – DBT will bring efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in the Government system and infuse confidence of citizen in the governance. Use of modern technology and IT tools will realize the dream of maximum governance minimum government.
Discuss the challenges associated with it.
Conclude with suggestions to improve the DBT Mission.