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The PESA Act is considered to be the backbone of tribal legislation in India, in this backdrop do you think proper implementation of it can rejuvenate self-governance in the tribal pockets of the country? Analyse.

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

4. The PESA Act is considered to be the backbone of tribal legislation in India, in this backdrop do you think proper implementation of it can rejuvenate self-governance in the tribal pockets of the country? Analyse. (250 words)

Reference:  Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article talks about reviving tribal self-governance system.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the role played by PESA Act and its potential in rejuvenating self-governance in the tribal pockets of the country.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

During most of the time in history, Adivasis had their own federal governance system. These decision-making processes were considered people-centric and democratic. The administrative systems during the colonial period and elected parliamentary democracy after independence affected this Adivasi governance system to a great extent.

Then talk about the traditional governance system of Adivasis. Highlight the issues with traditional governance system.

Expound upon the role being played by PESA.

Conclusion:

PESA recognizes the traditional system of the decision-making process and stands for the peoples’ self-governance.