Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
2) Do you think reservations are now a policy device for employment creation and power-sharing rather than for the originally devised mandate of social justice? Critically analyse. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article is in the backdrop of the recent judgement of Bombay High Court that upheld the reservation given to the Maratha community.
Demand of the question:
The answer must analyse how the mandate of reservation has changed overtime and whether the aspects of the mandates are 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:
Start with brief background of the context of the question.
Students must weigh the pros and cons of reservation polices, first explain how reservation process and intent in terms of the target community to aim for social justice has changed /transformed over time.
One must explain both pros and cons and provide for a balanced opinion.
Conclude with what needs to be done and what should be the way forward.