UPSC Questions

The National Digital Health Mission has the potential to transform the healthcare system, but the concerns around data privacy needs to be addressed. Examine.

The National Digital Health Mission was launched to improve the health infrastructure. It is being hailed as a reform as big as Aadhar. Benefits for Patients: Digital health ID for every individual. Digi Doctor facility of cloud services, where patients can store health documents. Better follow-up on health issues, as life long history will be ..

Topics: 

It has been often argued that the government of India is over-sized and it acts as a drag on the economic efficiency and growth. Critically evaluate.

The Indian government is considered as over-sized and bloated by a majority of people. A former chairman of the erstwhile planning commission acknowledged that around 80% of planning money went to the salaries of government employees. Impact on economic efficiency & growth: It creates incentives for the culture of red tapism, which gives scope for ..

Topics: 

Information is the currency of democracy and one of the most crucial things to achieve good governance is sharing of information among all the stakeholders in government functioning. Elaborate.

According to the World Bank, good governance means presence of mechanism, institutions for individuals to fulfill their duties, resolve their differences and adjudicate disputes. Features of good governance: Rule of law Transparency Accountability Inclusiveness Participatory Responsive Efficient Economical Importance of sharing information: Promote transparency of government functioning. There is a direct correlation between organization efficiency ..

Topics: 

The present constitution of India is a blend of spirit of Indian freedom struggle and various administrative provisions during the British rule in India. Elaborate.

The Constitution of India is a ‘living document’. Despite borrowing various administrative provisions from the British rule, it was built on the legacy and values espoused during the Indian freedom struggle. Impact of Indian freedom struggle: The ‘Preamble’ best summarise and give embodiment to the spirit of Indian freedom struggle. India’s fight against the racial ..

Topics: 

Throw some light on the need of a National Court of Appeal for reducing the pendency of cases and returning to the Supreme Court’s original role as final appellate court.

According to National Judicial Data Grid, the Supreme Court has around 60 thousand pending cases. Nearly 93% of cases are routine appeals (DAKSHA legal research). In this regard, Law commission as well as, Attorney General of India has recommended for the establishment of a National Court of Appeal. A PIL by Vasanth Kumar has been ..

Topics: 

Election manifesto helps to understand the priorities of a political party and it enables the voter to make informed choices. In this context the election manifesto needs to be regulated. Comment.

Election manifesto are promises that a party proposes to fulfil, if it comes to power. During election phase, election manifesto of parties offer a lot of debate, on kinds of promises. But given the unrealistic claims of political parties, there has been a need felt for regulating election manifesto. Recently, a PIL has been filed ..

Topics: