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. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
6. Do you think privatization of health and education sectors in India can bring transformational shift in the current social indicators? Examine with suitable cases. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why this question:
Recently, As a part of a radical ‘privatization project’, the Health Ministry and the NITI Aayog have developed a framework to let private hospitals run select services within district hospitals, on a 30-year lease. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the aspects of privatization of health and education sectors in India and in what way it can bring transformational shift in the current social indicators of the country.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the recent ideas proposed to privatize Health and education sectors in India.
Give a brief introduction about the status of health and education of Indians. Highlight the reasons for such a situation. If you think privatization is needed in these sectors to make transformational changes then argue supporting point’s otherwise present points opposing the move. Suggest suitable measures to be taken in this regard.
Conclude with a futuristic way ahead.