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Should the Bihar government’s horizontal reservation for women be extended to other states as well? Present your arguments with suitable justifications.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Should the Bihar government’s horizontal reservation for women be extended to other states as well? Present your arguments with suitable justifications. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article explains the recent horizontal reservation policy of the Bihar government and its advantages.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain if the Bihar government’s horizontal reservation for women be extended to other states as well.

Directive:

Justify – When you are asked to justify, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what you understand by horizontal reservation policy.

Body:

The Bihar government recently announced 33% horizontal reservation for women in State engineering and medical colleges.

Horizontal reservation: This refers to the equal opportunity provided to other categories of beneficiaries, such as women, veterans, the transgender community, and individuals with disabilities, cutting through the vertical categories.

Present arguments as to why horizontal reservation of women has to be adopted.

Conclusion:

Conclude suitably.