Aspects of Governance

Sedition : Kedarnath Judgement needs a review – UPSC GS2

Context: In Vinod Dua’s case (2021), the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the law of sedition upheld in Kedarnath Singh (1962). The Kedarnath judgment upheld the constitutional validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. Why Kedarnath judgment needs a review? Supreme Court’s view in Kedarnath is consistently being ignored. Citizens of all ages have been charged with …

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Need of Collaborative Governance Model – UPSC GS2

What are the issues with Weberian model of Bureaucracy? The Weberian bureaucracy model that India follows suffers from the following challenges: Weberian bureaucracy still prefers a generalist bureaucracy over a specialist. Weberian bureaucracy prefers leadership based on position over leadership of function. Leadership of function is when a person has expert knowledge of a particular responsibility in a particular situation. …

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Fighting COVID with lessons from Green Revolution – UPSC GS2

The Situation of India during the 1960s: India faced a severe food shortage after facing two consecutive years of drought. India was forced to accept US aid. India at that time neither supported USSR nor the USA. Though it was the worst situation, the response of Indian leadership was exemplary. Prime Ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira …

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Governance Failures during COVID – UPSC GS2

Instances of Failure of Governance in India Sudden Imposition of Lockdown: Sudden imposition of lockdown during the first Covid-19 wave was inhuman. The decision gratified the wellbeing of aspirational middle-class society. Whereas, the decision-makers were indifferent towards the problems of daily wageworkers especially the migrant community. Weak laws: Lockdown was supported by weak legal instruments …

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State’s role in Religious Affairs – UPSC GS2

Context: Some religious groups are demanding delinking of state from religious affairs. They are opposing laws like Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Act 1959. The law allows the state to intervene in the affairs of Hindu public endowments. Under this, the government can appoint a State Commissioner for general superintendence over all Hindu religious endowments. The commissioner …

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Democracy in Danger – UPSC GS2

Context: Increasing attacks on the press and the erosion of judicial autonomy are threatening India’s global image as a democracy. It has been said that Democracy is on retreat worldwide. Many democracies in the 21st century continue to disregard the principles of democracies. Principles such as the freedom of press, independence of the other public institutions of the state are often violated. …

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