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Critically examine if the government has adhered to its stated objective of ‘Minimum government-Maximum governance’.

 

4. Critically examine if the government has adhered to its stated objective of ‘Minimum government-Maximum governance’. (15M)

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question?

Recent cabinet reshuffle

Key demand of the question:

Debating whether the government is adhering to ‘Minimum government-Maximum governance’ principle

Directive

Critically examine: When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to 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. 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 judgment.

Structure of the answer

Introduction

Define what you understand by ‘Minimum government-Maximum governance’ in a brief manner

Body

  1. List out the various steps taken by the government to realize the goal: setting up of NITI AYOG, allocating similar ministries under one cabinet minister, combining various ministries with similarities, easing of compliance in various sectors, privatizing public sector enterprises etc
  2. List the areas where this has not been met: the size of the government is still large, quality of governance is still inadequate, delay in decision-making on crucial projects etc
  3. Suggest suitable way forward in this situation

Conclusion

Summarize the importance of Minimum government-maximum governance in the Indian scenario in a brief manner.