Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
2) What are voluntary organizations (VOs)? Explain how they contribute to the social, cultural and economic advancement of the people of India.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses national policy for voluntary sector, the question is to appreciate the role played by this sector and how it has been serving as
an effective non-political link between the people and the Government.
Key demands of the question:
Answer is to discuss the significant role played by Vos in the development of the country.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines explain what are voluntary organizations (VOs) – they mean to include organizations engaged in public service, based on ethical, cultural, social, economic, political, religious, spiritual, philanthropic or scientific & technological considerations.
Discuss the following aspects in your answer:
Explain what are voluntary organizations (VOs)?
Their contributions in the spheres of – social, economic and political scenario.
Discuss their objectives ranging from – partnership in developmental policies and programmes, identifying shared goals and defining complementary roles with the government etc.
Reassert the significant role played by them and conclude with way forward and need for recognizing their contributions to the society.