Public Administration Mains 2020 : Solved Paper-2 (Question: 3)

Public Administration Mains 2020 : Solved Paper Question Paper-2 (Question-3)

Section A

  • Exam Name: UPSC IAS Mains Public Administration (Paper-II)
  • Marks: 250
  • Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Q3.(a) Does the privatization of key public sector bodies augur well for welfarism in India? Discuss with suitable illustrations. (Paid) 


(b) The spirit of democratic values requires that the independence of judiciary remains absolute. It is high time that the All India Judicial Service (AIJS) was created. Elaborate. (Free)

The promotion of good governance through judiciary depends on its independence to a great extent. An independent, unbiased and able judiciary is the first requirement of justice. Independence of the judiciary means independence from the government in power since judges have to provide justice not only between citizens but also between a citizen and the State. The Indian Constitution makes provision for an independent and impartial judiciary. Former Chief Justice Chandrachud opines that the independence of judiciary is the “cardinal feature” and observed that the “judiciary which is to act as a bastion of the rights and freedom of the people is given certain constitutional guarantees to safeguard the independence of judiciary”. The provision of an all-India judicial service (AIJS) on the lines of the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service was mooted soon after Independence. The provision of AIJS was included in Article 312 of the Constitution through the 42nd Amendment in 1976.

(c) To strengthen the Election Commission of India and its commissioners is the need of the hour. Suggest measures to make it more independent and impartial. (Paid)


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