Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
5) Constitutionally, India is a political community whose citizens avow the idea of the nation as a civic entity, transcending ethnic differences, explain the statement in the backdrop of controversies around the citizenship bill.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the Home Minister’s declaration of a nationwide NRC during the parliamentary session.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain the idea of citizenship that transcends idea of the nation as a civic entity and the ethnic differences.
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:
Provide for a background of the question, explain the context of NRC.
Explain The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register maintained by the Government of India containing names & certain relevant information for the identification of Indian citizens.
Discuss the concerns involved.
Highlight the idea of citizenship that is reflected in the Indian constitutional debates.
Conclude with way forward.