GS-II: Role of Civil Services in Democracy

Lateral entry in civil services can help to address challenges faced by civil services in India by introducing domain specialists, but it has its own set of problems.

Lateral entry is defined as the introduction of government officials directly from industry and academia without going through a regular recruitment process. Pros: Will allow entry of new and fresh talent. Provide alternate viewpoints to government policy making. Technical expertise ..

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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 ..

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Highlighting the importance of Mission Karmayogi. Explain its role in the development of human resource and state’s capacity.

Mission Karmayogi is launched by ministry of personnel to upgrade Indian state and Bureaucratic apparatus, to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century, by keeping with tradition and values of India. Holistic development with Mission Karmayogi: IGOT Karmayogi ..

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Have ‘Alternate Mechanisms’ been effective in improving the decision making process of the governance in India? Justify.

Governance is indeed a complex, cumbersome, involved and time-taking process. However, certain decisions are time bound; so need for ‘Alternate Mechanisms’ has arisen. ‘Alternate Mechanisms’ have been used in governance for quite some time, such as empowered committee to decide ..

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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 ..

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Discuss the steps taken by current NDA Government to reorient the work culture of bureaucrats and ministers. To what extent, the steps taken so far have been able to change the complexion of relationship between bureaucracy, political executive and citizens of the country? Critically analyse.

Sardar Patel had called the civil service as iron frame of India. But it is said that in 21st century the iron frame is rusted. And there were frequent calls to reorient the work culture of the bureaucrats and executives. ..

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