GS-II: Governance & Public Administration

Comment on (1) Role of quasi-judicial bodies in governance (2) Key domestic issues related to Internet Governance in India.

April 11, 2018

A quasi-judicial body is a non judicial body which can interpret law. It is an entity such as an arbitrator or tribunal board, generally of a public administrative agency, which has powers and procedures resembling those of a court of law or judge, and which is obliged to objectively determine facts and draw conclusions from them so as to provide the basis

“Most of India’s problems originate not from the lack of elaborate plans, but for the lack of seriousness in implementation.” Critically discuss with suitable examples.

April 11, 2018

Planning is a vital process which lays foundation for the effective realisation of the goals and objectives. But planning in itself will not yield desired results if it is not backed by sound implementation mechanisms. It is said that Most of India’s problems originate not from the lack of elaborate plans, but for the lack

The decline of parliamentary culture over the last decade poses serious threats to political accountability and probity.

April 11, 2018

Parliament is the temple of democracy. It is forum for legislators to hold the executive accountable. Indian democracy is witnessing a paradox wherein the respect towards parliamentarians is decreasing whereas towards democracy is increasing. The parliament is failing in its role to effectively discharge the duties of political accountability and probity. It is due to:

Disturbing trends in judicial activism

April 11, 2018

The constitution had envisaged the mechanism of separation of powers to ensure the fine balance in governance. The judicial activism impinges on the separation of powers in governance. Judiciary has often issues various decrees and orders to address the various issues haunting the common citizens of the country. But at instances the judicial activism has

Social audit of public works programs is the first and foremost vital feature for measuring the level of good governance

April 11, 2018

Social audit is a process of reviewing official records and determining whether state reported expenditures reflect the actual money spent on the ground. Social audit forms important means of the accountability mechanism. Steps taken to strengthen social audit: Grama Sabhas These are the constitutional bodies set up under the 11th schedule of the constitution. This is