Public Administration Mains 2021 : Solved Paper-2 (Question:7)

Public Administration Mains 2021 : Solved Paper Question Paper-2 (Question-7)

Section B

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

Q7.(a)  Contemporary urbanism advocates the integration of diverse modes of urban planning and management concerns. Discuss the above statement in light of urban development in India.


(b) Rural development programmes are designed to facilitate multifaceted growth of rural poor. Evaluate the role of some key rural development programmes in India in this context.


(c) Police-public relations in India need to be improved. Suggest measures to strengthen relations between police and public.

Among several essential prerequisites for public acceptance of the police, legitimacy of all their actions depends upon the extent to which the public judges the police to have been behaving properly in accordance with the basic rules and values. The central aspect of this facet is Rule of Law.

  • The need to bring in change in attitude, secure greater involvement of the people in policing   and   spread   human   rights awareness and education are amongst the core issues for consideration.
  • The police are embodied with a symbol of state power and  this  makes  it  more vulnerable to misuse it.
  • Emphasize on the need for change in attitude because public servants are to serve the people and not to act as masters.
  • The problem also lies in the fact that the judicial system and the different elements of the justice system-such as investigation, prosecution, the continuous adjournments in the courts  due  to  witnesses  not appearing, delays in justice and all this has failed and unless these are made functional there is going to be no dent on human rights issues.
  • It is important for the civil society to be alert to ensure that the police provide proper service.
  • Another form of poor policing is poor or lack of supervision of cases by senior officers especially in far flung police stations in the state.

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