Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
2) Is the reservation policy earmarking a 10% quota for the economically weaker sections of the “general category” empirically founded and justifiable? Critically analyse.(250 words)
Why this question:
An analysis of 445 premier higher education institutions finds that this section of students already had about 28% of representation—that is, close to three times the proposed 10% quota—in these institutions in 2016–17. This finding raises questions as to the relevance and possible impact of the proposed policy.
Key demands of the question:
Answer is to analyse the reservation policy earmarking 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) , as to whether it is justified or not.
Critically 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. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines define the policy that came into effect recently.
- The recent reservation policy brought about by introducing an amendment to the Constitution intends to reserve 10% of the total seats in higher education institutions, both private and public, and in government jobs exclusively for the EWS belonging to the general category.
- Discuss what are the pros and cons of the policy.
- Discuss the rationale behind it.
- Suggest your opinion and conclude with fair and balanced conclusion.
Conclude with significance of such policies, yet suggest what more can be done.