051 - E Governance Applications Models Successes Limitations Potential

E-Governance is a tool to empower citizens by transforming governance and increasing people’s participation in the democratic process. Discuss in context of India.

E-governance refers to the use of ICT in ensuring better public service/goods delivery to the masses at large. Advantages: Civil servants made accountable. Continuous review and feedback. Two-way interaction & responsibility. Prevents leakage, pilferage & ensures high quality. Reduction in paper work leads to increase in transparency and decrease in red-tapism. Government initiatives: NIC has ..

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There is a paradoxical relationship between Bureaucracy and Democracy, yet an effective democracy require a well-functioning bureaucracy. Comment.

The bureaucracy is an instrument of the executive branch of government that helps in executing policies of the state. In this role, constant interaction with the public is unavoidable. Paradoxical nature of relationship: Colonial mindset and apathy. Mindset of status-quoism and silo mentality with attitude of superiority. Lack of compassion and culture of red-tapism. Rules ..

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The idea that public intent data can play a transformative role in the public sector has its own set of challenges. Discuss.

Public Intent Data refers to data that is used for public welfare. Recently released world development report by World Bank, titled “Data for better lives” referred to the role of Public Intent Data in public sector. Transformative role of data in public sector: Better service delivery through targeted schemes, e.g., Aadhar linkage. Better design of ..

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Examine how the use of data in governance can play a crucial role to transform it. Discuss the associated challenges and remedial measures.

The importance of using data in making governance better and more efficient has been highlighted by NITI Aayog. Role of data in governance: Increases efficiency of tasks, as there is a proper assessment of tasks and people involved. Integrated data across branches can help in eliminating leakages and errors. It can further increase intelligence within ..

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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, ..

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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 ..

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