Aspects of Governance

Thwaha Fasal’s judgment on UAPA – UPSC GS2

Summary: In Thwaha Fasal vs Union of India, the Court has deconstructed the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). This has great potential to check blatant misuse of UAPA. What are the details of the case? In this case, police arrested three accused. Some material containing radical literature was found and the provisions of the UAPA …

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Major Administrative Reforms by Government – UPSC GS2

Administrative reforms brought by the government, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance by increasing accountability and reduce scope for discretion. Reforms Initiated Launch of Mission Karmayogi : National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB), a new national architecture for civil services capacity building has been launched which aims at capacity building apparatus …

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No Fundamental Right to Strike – UPSC GS2

Context: Essential Defence Services Bill introduced by Ministry of Defence for maintenance of essential defence services & to prevent government-owned ordinance factory’s staff from going on strike. Previous such strikes by government employees and government actions: This is not the first time that strikes by government employees are being made explicitly illegal by the government. …

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Preventive Detention : Legal aspects – UPSC GS2

Preventive Detention: Preventive Detention is the most contentious part of fundamental rights in the Indian constitution. The Article 22 (3) of the Indian constitution provides that if a person is arrested or detained under a law providing for preventive detention, then the protection against arrest and detention under Article 22 (1) and 22 (2) shall …

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Why Micromanagement by Union Government is bad? – UPSC GS2

Context: Announcement of PLI schemes which gives discretionary powers to bureaucrats at Centre. Increase in conditional incentives to states. What is Micromanagement? Micromanagement is when matters that should be left for decision by a lower level are controlled and decided at a higher level. The main problem with this is that the focus on the broad …

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Are Cooperatives a good solution? – UPSC GS2

Context: Government has set up a new Ministry of Cooperation. Facts: Over 300 million people are members of around 800,000 co-operatives in India today. Analysis of existing Cooperatives in India: Agriculture Cooperatives: In 1991 it improved the terms of trade for agriculture and benefitted millions of farmers. Agri-exports zoomed, but this led to higher domestic prices. …

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Pros of a Democratic Setup – UPSC GS2

Context: China’s development over the last century has been impressive. Hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty and also social indicators have improved dramatically. Whereas, India’s developmental record has been much more mixed. Since the 1990s, the Indian economy has grown impressively, but it remains far behind China in its global competitiveness. Improvements …

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Independent Directors : New SEBI Rules – UPSC GS2

Who is an Independent Director? An independent director is a non-executive director who does not have any kind of stake in the firm. Purpose: They are expected to help strengthen corporate governance. Further, they bring an element of objectivity and safeguard the interests of shareholders, especially minority shareholders. Under the Companies Act, 2013, all listed companies are required …

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