GS-II: Social Justice

“Social justice for economically weaker sections, irrespective of caste and religion, is the need of the hour.” In this context, critically examine the steps taken by government over last few years to achieve social justice

April 11, 2018

Social justice stands for justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. The Oxfam report suggests that about 1% of Indians hold about 58% of wealth. The preamble explicitly offers social justice to the Indians. Mudra Yojana: Economic justice and social justice doesn’t operate in isolation Mudra Yojana with

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What are the proposed features of the new National Policy for Senior Citizens? Discuss some of the steps taken by central as well as state governments to ensure social justice for elderly in the country.

April 11, 2018

The national policy on senior citizens accords priority to the needs of senior citizens aged 80 years and above, elderly women, and the rural poor. Some of the salient policy objectives are to: Mainstream the concerns of senior citizens, especially older women, and bring them into the national development debate;  Promote income security, homecare services,

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Discuss the role of civic engagement and social accountability at local government level to boost good governance.

April 11, 2018

Local government enshrines the idea of decentralisation. Being near to people the local government is more capable to address the various challenges related to efficient service delivery. Civic engagement refers to individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. Social accountability can be defined as an approach towards building accountability that relies

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While elucidating the constitutional and legal rights of Prisoners in India, discuss the practical deficiencies in exercise of these rights. 

April 11, 2018

Constitution of India does not expressly provide the provisions related to the prisoners’ rights but in the case of T.V. Vatheeswaran v. State of Tamil Nadu, it was held that the Articles 14, 19 and 21 are available to the prisoners as well as freemen. Prison walls do not keep out fundamental rights. Article 14 of the

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Explain “Gini Coefficient” and ways to measure it. Discuss the reasons for continuous rise in India’s Gini coefficient.

April 11, 2018

The Gini coefficient is a statistical measure of distribution used as a gauge of economic inequality, measuring income distribution or, less commonly, wealth distribution among a population. The coefficient ranges from 0 (or 0%) to 1 (or 100%), with 0 representing perfect equality and 1 representing perfect inequality. Measurement of Gini co-efficient: The graph on which

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