Topic– Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments,
significant provisions and basic structure.
1) Critically analyze the claim that Srikrishna committee can be faulted for shortchanging individual privacy for collective security?(250 words)
Why this question
Srikrishna Committee has been in the news lately for coming out with the draft data protection Bill. While some have praised the bill for suggesting a framework to ensure data protection, critics have argued that the Bill sacrifices individual freedom in favour of collective security and nation’s economy. This question requires you to examine this debate.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to bring out both the sides of the aforementioned debate. Next, we need to examine the provisions of the committee’s suggestions to see whether the point of the critics has any merit. Our fair and balanced view on this debates needs to be mentioned at the end.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, 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.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Give an overview of the committee’s observations and suggestions, the provisions of the data protection Bill.
- Give an overview of the debate along with the relevant provisions of the draft Bill
- Explain why this claim has been made in the question that the Bill’s recommendations do not only undermine the legal principles stated by the SC in Puttaswamy judgement but also re-interpret them.
- Give reasons why the above claim might not be true. Take suggestions from the Hindu article
Conclusion – Give your opinion on the debate based on your arguments and suggest way forward.