Mains-15: Important Social Institutions & Issues

Struggling To Create A Better World For Divyangjans

The government has extended the deadline for the Accessible India Campaign wing to slow progress. 1. What is an Accessible India Campaign? Under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Accessible India is a nation-wide flagship campaign, being handled by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The campaign is divided into three verticals ..

Comment on the significance of the Government’s decision to review the application of creamy layer principle on Scheduled Castes and Tribes in government jobs.

The Government has  asked the Supreme Court of India to review the provisions of creamy layer concept applicable to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes while giving them reservation in promotions. The Central Government has asked the CJI to refer the Jarnail Singh versus Lachhmi Narain Gupta case of September 26, 2018 to a larger Bench ..

Towards the end of the previous government�s tenure, a number of bills on social issues were introduced in Parliament. Discuss the issues related to these bills in brief.

In the social sphere, the government introduced the Transgender Bill, the Surrogacy Bill and the Trafficking Bill. These were some controversial bills due to their flaws. Issues related to these bills are as follows: �The Transgender Bill: It gave the right to self-determination of gender identity It placed decisions in the hands of government-appointed committees, ..


"For a diverse country like India with so much of regional inequality, the concept of competitive federalism seems to be unrealistic."Critically discuss.

India is coupled with varied economic patterns in different states. On one hand are the well off states and on the other are deficit states. Therefore, we cannot treat all states at par. There are certain States which have specialised factors like skilled labour, capital and infrastructure and this makes them favourable in comparison to ..

Should the Government repeal the Section 377 of IPC? Opine.

India continues to uphold section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1860, introduced during the British rule of India, which criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”,  which also includes homosexual acts. It is a colonial law made by Lord Macaulay. One of the grounds of introduction of the section was homosexuality or ..