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Discuss the various administrative reforms brought by the government recently, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance.

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. Discuss the various administrative reforms brought by the government recently, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance. (250 words)

Reference:  pib.gov.in

Why the question:

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions stated various administrative reforms brought by the government, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance by increasing accountability and reduce scope for discretion. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

One is to discuss the various administrative reforms brought by the government recently, to encourage greater efficiency, to transparency and create corruption free governance.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with general importance of administrative reforms.

Body:

The question is straightforward and one must discuss the various initiatives taken by the government in recent times.

Administrative reforms like – Launch of Mission Karmayogi, e-Samiksha, e-office, Self-certification of documents for appointments, Discontinuation of interview in recruitment of junior level posts etc.

Elaborate on above policies and other key measures that were taken recently.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.