Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
5) “The Indian Media must now introspect and develop a sense of responsibility and maturity”. Discuss the statement in the context of need of media regulation.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of role of media in India.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the responsibilities that media carry and in what way they are accountable. Discuss the issues concerning the same and suggest what needs to be done.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate background of the question.
First explain the genesis of Media in Indian history, its development towards maturity.
Then explain why the media needs to be more responsible and accountable? Discuss the major defects in the Indian media.
Suggest ways by which it can be overcome.
Conclude with significance and need to have checks and balances.