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Q.1) Discuss the reasons that led to the beginning of the working class movements in pre-independent India. (15 Marks - 250 Words)

Why this question? - All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the first Central Trade Union of India founded on October 31, 1920, has completed hundred years of its formation recently.

Intro - The beginning of the labour upsurge against oppression and exploitation goes back to the second half of the nineteenth century. 

Body - 

  • Different working class movements
  • Reasons that led to their beginning

Conclusion - Summarize based on above discussion.

 

Q.2) Critically analyse the provisions of National Education Policy, 2020. Also suggest a way forward for Indian education system. (250 words)

Why this question?

  • The union cabinet recently approved the new National Education Policy, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. Thus the question.

Introduction: Mention a brief background about evolution of education system in India.

Body:

  • Key provisions of NEP, 2020
  • Concerns:
    • Centre’s dominating  role
    • States’ old ways
    • Right to education
    • Social justice
    • Coordination
    • Top down approach
    • Economic policy favours greater private enterprise 
    • Autonomy

Conclusion: Summarize and suggest a way forward

 

 

Q.3) Transparency can enable more informed decision-making within the government, greater public scrutiny of the RBI’s performance, and an improved inflation-targeting regime. Discuss. (250 words)

 

Why this question?

  • In each of the last three quarters, average inflation has not only exceeded the target, but has persisted above the upper tolerance limit set by the Centre.

Introduction: Mention the significance of monetary policy.

Body:

  • Monetary policy framework, targets
  • Objectives
  • Need for transparency and its benefits

Conclusion: Summarize and provide a way forward

 

Q.4) The modifications in the wages code is expected to help tackle the problem of sexual harassment at workplace. Comment (250 words)

Why this question?

There is a Provision in the new Wages Code which says those indulging in sexual harassment of any form could run the risk of losing out on bonus dues from their employers.

Intro:

Mention some stats related to sexual harassment at workplace

Body:

  • In details recent change in the wage code 
  • How will it complement the existing sexual harassment at workplace act,2013
  • What more needs to be done
  • Few suggestions

Conclusion

Summarize the above discussion