Mains-51: E-governance - Applications, Models, Successes, Limitations & Potential

Technology can fill in to address various gaps in prosecution of witnesses. Discuss with an example

Karnataka has taken a big step towards reforming the criminal justice system. This reform is expected to bolster the quality of prosecution. What is the current procedure for recording witnesses? Currently, the written statement of the eye witness is recorded in front of a magistrate. This has not been of much help to the prosecution, ..

Evaluate the efficacy of the newly launched electronic assessment scheme in easing the process of tax filing?

The government has launched a new electronic assessment scheme for faceless scrutiny. It is seen as a landmark move to improve the ease of compliance for India’s harried income taxpayers. About the scheme The scheme eliminates human interface between the taxpayer and the income tax department The scheme aims to facilitate faceless assessment of income tax ..

Journalism is neither silence nor noise but a credible voice. Comment

Media space in India is tight as there is a monopoly of the state in the radio news and even the regional newspaper markets are being controlled by a few people who enjoy strong affiliations with the politicians. Thus, both production and distribution of content remain in the hands of only a few individuals which ..


What are the key features of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018?

The Union Cabinet has approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. It is a part of the efforts of the Government to encourage institutional arbitration for settlement of disputes and make India a centre for robust Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism. The bill will amend the arbitration and conciliation ..

India has put a lot of emphasis on technological initiatives like Digital India and Smart City Mission. How can such technology be utilized to ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency? Discuss.

The initiatives such as Digital India and Smart India have the potential to transform the lives of citizens of India by improving transparency, accountability and efficiency in several ways. Both Digital India and Smart City Project have E-governance and empowering Indian citizens through technology as their key pillars. Many E-governance initiatives such as provide excellent platform ..