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Q) An independent institution of Lokpal has been a landmark move in the history of Indian polity which offered a solution to the never-ending menace of corruption. Critically analyze.

Why this Question?

Important part of GS Paper-II.

Key demand of the Question 

Critically analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of Lokpal in India.

Directive

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction 

Start with a context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, discuss the significance of Lokpal in India.

In the next part, explain the challenges persistent in the system that have limited its efficiency.

Conclusion 

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) “The humane thread of jail jurisprudence that runs right through is that no prison authority enjoys amnesty for unconstitutionality. And forced farewell to fundamental rights is an institutional outrage in our system where stone walls and iron bars shall bow before the rule of law”. In the light of the above statement, critically examine the need for prison reforms in India.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss why there is a need for prison reforms and mention some key reforms that are needed.

Directive

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction 

Start with a context of the question.

Body 

In the first part, discuss the need for prison reforms in the country.

In the next part, suggest remedial measures to improve the condition of prisons in India. Substantiate the answer with recommendations of the Supreme Court Panel. 

Conclusion

Conclude with a way forward.

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Q) A pioneering achievement of India, Aadhaar must be seen as an instrument to empower people across domains to realise their rights and place in the digital world rather than be closeted due to misplaced reservations. Critically analyse.

Why this Question?

Issue of current importance.

Key demand of the Question 

Discuss in what way despite large scale usage, the Aadhaar system still has some inherent disadvantages in the country.

Directive

Critically analyse – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Introduction 

Start with a brief on the Aadhaar system.

Body 

In the first part, write about the advantages of the Aadhaar usage in the country.

In the next part, discuss the concerns that have emerged in recent times.

Conclusion 

Conclude with suggestions.

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