Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy
2) The primary role of police forces is to uphold and enforce laws, investigate crimes and ensure security for people in the country. Analyse key issues that affect functioning of police in India and reforms needed to address these issues. (250 Words)
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Key demand of the question:
Analyse key issues that are affecting functioning of the police in India and reforms needed to address these issues. Give equal weightage to both parts.
Analyse: Divide answer into sub-parts within main parts and present facts and opinions.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction write in 2-3 lines why reforming police is important for Indian democracy especially in the light of communal and criminal challenges it’s facing these days. Quote a report about crimes/corruption/communal incidents.
In the body, divide answer into TWO main parts: One for analysing issues related to police functioning. Here, categorise points into accountability, overburdened forces, infrastructure, police-public relations etc. For each provide facts and opinion (wherever needed). Second part is about police reforms (you will find within the issues in the given document).
In the conclusion, 1-2 lines about need for political will. Or make any other related observation.
TIP: In the introduction and conclusion, make sure there is value addition (something new yet related point should be written)