GS-II: Pressure Groups and Formal Informal Associations
Despite the role of NGOs in nation’s developmental ethos, it is the constitutional duty of the state to curb the activities of such NGOs which attempts to hamper national development. Discuss.
NGOs or non-governmental organizations are formally registered organisations aiming to render social service. NGOs are integral part of nation’s developmental ethos as: They act as a bridge between people and government. NGOs raise the voice of deprived sections. They fill ..
Despite the important role played by pressure groups in governance, their credibility is under scanner due to lack of transparency in their representativeness, funding and relationship with the government. Discuss.
Pressure groups are the groups of like-minded people who come together to impact the legislation, execution in their favour. Pressure group play important role in governance: In giving voice to the unheard. Strengthening democracy. Representing the deprived, e.g. Mahila Shashaktikaran ..
Examine the importance of cooperatives in India and discuss the role of the Ministry of cooperation to boost them.
Cooperative are formed by a group of people with an aim to improve their economic status and strengthen social status too. Significance of cooperatives in India: Employment generation. Ensuring women empowerment. Strengthening agriculture, improving production and productivity. Strengthening rural economy. ..
Self Help Groups (SHGs) plays an important role in upliftment of disadvantaged sections of society by developing rural areas. Elucidate. Further, mention the constraint faced by SHGs and how they can be addressed.
SHGs are the group of voluntary organisations of people, preferably from the same socio-economic background, who have come together for their socio-economic empowerment. Vehicles of rural development: Financial inclusion of the rural population and cheap availability of loans. Gender empowerment ..
Delineate the differences between pressure groups and interest groups. Elaborate how pressure groups influence government decisions and policy-making in India.
Pressure groups are voluntary non-profit organizations of people working towards common or similar interests. Pressure groups work independently from the government. Interest groups are the groups of people who work for their own interests and try to influence policy-making and ..
The NGOs and voluntary organizations are important for a vibrant economy. However, their role has come under scanner in recent times. In this context, highlight the need for self-regulatory guidelines and transparency mechanisms to restore the credibility of these organizations.
NGOs and voluntary organizations play a vital role in inclusive growth. Their importance has been highlighted in last mile delivery provided by them during Covid pandemic. However, some of these organizations have come under the scanner due to their alleged ..